Thursday, June 9, 2011

Did Fortune Star Buffet Close In Jessup?

A comment on a prior post reminded me that Fortune Star Buffet in Jessup was locked and closed when I passed by over the weekend.

The comment asked whether anyone knows why Fortune Star closed.  I was wondering whether the closing was temporary or permanent when I peered through the glass doors.  I think the side said "Closed Today."  I couldn't see into the dining room to tell if the restaurant was still set up.

Fortune Star ran a large buffet of Chinese and American food.  It was one of the first places that I wrote about in 2008, but I have to admit that I haven't been back in years.

(Update: There is a comment below that says the closing is temporary.)

If you're looking for local Chinese food, check out my Summer 2010 post about Chinese restaurants in Howard County.

4 comments:

kikiverde said...

The past 3-4 times I shopped at MOM's I noticed that it appeared to be closed-- no cars in the lot and no lights on in the building.

jackie230 said...

Rita's is gone too - bummer :(

Melodi said...

I jsut talked to someone there. He said the "kitchen machines kept breaking" so they are closed temporarily while they update their kitchen. He said they should open again in a couple of months. The Rockville location's lease ended and they decided not to renew, so they are gone from there, too.

Sheri said...

I have twice tried to answer this post already - and twice it's been "eaten" by gremtrons. Suffice to say, we'll never eat as Fortune Star again, and I'm not surprised it's closed. I frankly expected to see a Sanitation and Hygiene violation banner across the door. I'm part of a Moms Night Out group that's eaten there every couple of months for years, since right after it opened - but no more.