Chinese eatery eyes downtown Cranbury

Restaurant could take former location of Hannah and Mason’s Corner Cafe.

By: Matthew Kirdahy
   Cranbury may be getting a new restaurant.
   The Developmental Review Committee was scheduled to review the minor site plans for a Chinese restaurant Thursday, after The Cranbury Press’ deadline.
   The business is proposed for 57 N. Main St., the former location of the Hannah & Mason’s Corner Café on Main restaurant and catering business. The lot is 1,522 square feet.
   Sara Shao-Lin Wang filed an application with the planning and zoning office for a Chinese restaurant and takeout business called Hot Wok Café in January.
   According to the planning and zoning office, the Planning Board might not have to review the application because the applicant does not plan to make major changes to the building other than replacing the building sign.
   The building is already equipped to accommodate cooking, refrigeration and the dishwashing needs the restaurant will have.
   The restaurant could seat up to 24 patrons in an eat-in area between the entrance and the rear where the kitchen and pickup counter will be.
   According to the application, no more than five employees will work the restaurant at a time. Delivery people will use cars, not vans. Patrons will be able to park behind the restaurant.
   The restaurant will be the fourth food service business in the village including Cranbury Pizza, Teddy’s Restaurant and Hannah & Mason’s Corner Café, which moved to the former Bread & Life location at 39 N. Main St.