SOMERS, N.Y. - Sadly, it appears that the pandemic has taken out two more local businesses.
Imperial Wok, an Asian fusion restaurant located off Heritage Hills Drive in Somers, announced on its Facebook page on March 28 that it would be “closed for the time being due to the spread of the coronavirus.”
“We will be trying to reopen as soon as we can, but please bare (sic) with us during this time,” its post read.
As of July, however, things weren’t looking too promising. Imperial Wok’s phone has been disconnected, its website has been taken down, and its listing on Google reviews states that it’s “permanently closed.”
Peach Lake Market and BBQ, located on Dingle Ridge Road in North Salem, also disconnected its phone and shut down its website.
The Somers Record reached out Wednesday, July 15, to Imperial Wok via Facebook messaging to inquire about its status. “Yes, unfortunately, we are permanently closed,” its response read. The paper was not able to ascertain exactly who the person responding was. It is also awaiting response from the owners of the shopping center, Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Greenwich, Conn.
Located on a pretty pond at the entrance of the Heritage Hills development off Route 202 and guarded by a pair of imperious-looking stone lions, Imperial Wok reportedly was the town’s go-to place for decades for a traditional sit-down Chinese meal.
The Somers Pub, a popular music venue and hang-out for trivia buffs, was another victim of the COVID-19 crisis.
In May, owner Marc Anthony announced on Facebook that the Lincolndale establishment will not be re-opening.
"We simply could not withstand the enormous financial burden of the forced closing," Anthony wrote. "As a small business, and not designed to operate as a takeout business, we had no choice but to stop operating... without a clear path to opening in a way we can actually pay the bills a decision has to be made."