— by Cynthea Corfah: For some restaurant owners, COVID-19 wasn’t all gloom and doom. For Chow Main‘s Austin Wong, the statewide shutdown gave him the time to step back and assess how he was operating his business. After closing the downtown Asian fusion restaurant for a month, he reopened this past July with a new vision for the lunch spot.

The 27-year-old went back to the drawing board and changed the menu, hours and restaurant branding. Now, Chow Main has a younger, more modern feel. The branding is inspired by anime characters, Chinese culture and the ‘90s film Wayne’s World…

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