PROSPECT — Nine months after a fire destroyed the Golden Wok, the Chinese restaurant may soon have a new home in town.
The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7:10 p.m. July 6 on a special permit to allow a restaurant to operate a drive-thru at 64 Waterbury Road.
The property is owned by American General Investors. The building used to house a Bank of America branch. Currently, it is the home of Millennium Computer Solutions, said Mark Guastaferri, one of the principals of American General Investors.
Millennium Computer Solutions is in the process of moving to another location, Guastaferri said, and he is working with Golden Wok to re-open the restaurant there.
Golden Wok originally closed in September when a fire completely destroyed the building at 14 Waterbury Road where the restaurant and MTM Masonry and Chimney were located.
Guastaferri said the building at 64 Waterbury Road would not take much work to turn into a restaurant since it was gutted to create space for the computer company. The largest part of the project would be building a kitchen, which Golden Wok would do, he said.
Guastaferri said the project would likely take about 45 days, which means if the restaurant receives approval by mid-July it would be able to open by September.
“Golden Wok has a huge following in Prospect. People are already saying they can’t wait until they open,” Guastaferri said.