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Pho NC re-opens this week

Pho NC will re-open Wednesday, March 8. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner.

March 7. The owner of Pho NC in Peninsula Village will re-open her restaurant for lunch on Wednesday, March 8, seven months after an electrical fire gutted the place.

Cindy Trang

Nguyen “Cindy” Trang said there will be a new menu for lunch and dinner, with lunch specials offered 11:30 am to 2 pm; dinner hours are 5-8 pm. The restaurant will be open daily for take-out or eat-in.

The Cornelius resident said she spent about $90,000 in repairs and renovations after the Aug. 2 electrical fire shut down the Vietnamese restaurant. Supply chain issues to get materials and a labor shortage delayed a quicker re-opening.

An electrical fire Aug. 2 essentially gutted the restaurant, leaving  Trang with no income. A GoFundMe page was set up to help Trang and her son. As of today, the GoFund Me raised $4,950 of a $30,000 goal. Insurance paid for less than half the damage, a family member has said.