Epping's Chinese food options will expand soon when a new restaurant called The Orient Pearl opens in late September. The 150-seat restaurant will be located in the new Commons at Epping plaza, which is being built on Route 125 just north of The Haven Restaurant.
The owners of the plaza tell me that The Orient Pearl will be an upscale Chinese food restaurant with a large dining area, lounge and full sushi bar. They've even hired a chef from Atlanta to run the kitchen.
Another restaurant is planning to move into the plaza as well. Revorno's, an Italian restaurant in Kensington, plans to open a second restaurant late in the fall. It'll be small, with only about 50 seats.
The Commons at Epping will feature other retail businesses which haven't been named just yet. I'll keep you posted on the latest news on Epping's retail boom.