Sunset Grill has been part of Albany’s restaurant scene for the last ten years. The establishment has closed its doors for the last time at its location at the Albany Mall.
ALBANY -- It's been a great 10-year run for the Sunset Grill says Terry Ho, owner of the Albany Mall grill and sandwich shop.
However, Ho has declined to renew his lease and the restaurant has closed. As a reason for the closing, Ho cites a decline in business, especially for the last 18 months, which he attributes to a weak economy.
"Please let our customers know we deeply appreciate their support and loyalty over the past ten years," Ho said.
Ho, the owner of several area restaurants including House of China II and Hibachi Express, said the stir-fry grill would be transferred to a building adjoining Hibachi Express on Old Dawson Road "sometime in July."
"There's no healthier way to eat than stir-fry," Ho said.
Ho is also buying the majority interest of Rooster's, on Meredyth Drive, he said, together with Mike and Dolly Dollar. According to Ho, Rooster's will be revamped in a number of ways to be made "even better," including the addition of a nighttime seafood dinner, which Ho says will be "quality seafood at economical prices," and is based on a concept he discovered in Mobile, Ala.
Rooster's is expected to be fully renovated "sometime this summer," Ho said.