I just wrote an article today about a new Pizzeria recently opening up in Waterbury, and I said that it was nice to write about a business owner opening up something during this pandemic.

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Well, I found the Ying to my earlier Yang just a moment ago, I just read that a really unique excellent restaurant, that has one of the state's finest wine selections, is permanently closing at the end of the month.

According to owner Eric Leong, he's announced on his social media that one of Connecticut's most acclaimed Asian-Fusion/Malaysian Cuisine restaurants, Forbidden City Bistrois permanently closing on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

In the post, Leong states that he and his friend had stayed in business for 15 years, and that they're going out at the top of their game. No specific reason is given as to why they are shutting down, no mention of the epidemic, or it's devastating effect on the restaurant industry, or it's employees and business owners. Leong does express sorrow to his longtime patrons, and asks for their understanding. Then he goes on to plug his other restaurant, Char Koon, in South Glastonbury.

Forbidden City Bistro will vacate 335 Main Street in Middletown. If you've never traveled into the area, it's filled with culture and different cuisine, nearby Wesleyan University funnels student cash into the thriving area. If you're craving Asian cuisine in Middletown, check out Typhoon, Pho 170, or Great Wall Chinese Restaurants, they're all along Main Street, among dozens and dozens of other great little places to check out.

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