Centre Street, once known for mainly hosting banks, is now beginning to attract a variety of new restaurants to the main stretch of West Roxbury.
Van Tang and Tu Vu, a married couple from Lexington, came before the West Roxbury Neighborhood Council yesterday evening at the Area E-5 Police Station to introduce their new restaurant Bánh Mi Ngon. Given that it was the only item on the agenda, it was a very short and light meeting.
The establishment will be a take-out Vietnamese sandwich and appetizer shop located at 1759 Centre Street, near Christo’s Pizza. They were inspired by their friend Le, owner of Le’s Vietnamese Restaurant in Chestnut Hill’s Atrium Mall, to consider West Roxbury. Le has been in business for more than 15 years.
“I wanted to do something fun for myself and it has always been a passion of mine to open a restaurant,” said Tang.
Tang presently works for a financial planning company in Boston and Vu is an IT Manager at Weston Public Schools. Tang chose not to disclose the name of her company.
The only thing standing between them and opening the restaurant is a health inspection. They are expected to open their doors on May 29.
After viewing the restaurant’s proposed menu, Council member Tony Saroufim noticed how the prices were fairly inexpensive. The “priciest” item on the menu is a grilled ground shrimp sandwich for $4.75.
“With prices like this, you’ll have a line out the door,” said Saroufim.