Newtown Twp. Restaurant To Close Doors After A Decade Of Being Opening

A restaurant in the Village of Newtown shopping center will close after 10 years.

The outside of KO Restaurant.
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KO Restaurant, a longtime staple of the Village of Newtown shopping center, will serve its last meal this Sunday.

The closure of the Korean restaurant will mark the end of the business’ 10 years of being opening.

In a social media post, the owners expressed gratitude to the community, recalling their journey as “a wild ride” and expressing sadness over its end.

The decision to close comes as their lease concludes and will not be renewed, the owners said.

Before KO Restaurant came to be, the storefront was home to the original Oishi, which opened in 1999.

The closure of the Newtown Township location isn’t team behind KO Restaurant. The owners said staff will continue their roles at the owner’s other establishments: Oishi and Omiza in Doylestown.

Below is the owners’ full message:

We wanted to inform you that this Sunday September 3rd will be our last day of service. We’ve been honored to serve Newtown the last 10 years, it’s been a wild ride and we’re sad to see it end. Our lease is ending and unfortunately we will not be renewing.

This space holds alot of memories as it was the original Oishi back in 1999 and this shopping center has changed ownership and evolved since. (Anyone remember Zainy Brainy?)We had front row seats to watching Newtown grow as well as seeing your children go off and graduate, get jobs, get married, and come back with car seats in tow. We celebrated big achievements together as well as mourned loved ones we lost. We want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts, it was an honor.

All of our staff here will be retained and we will be better staffed and equipped at our two other restaurants Oishi and Omiza (Doylestown) to better serve you. We have new plans, menu updates, and a new look at Oishi in the works coming up. We hope to see you there in the future. Cheers and Godbless everyone!

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