Royal Dynasty Re-Opening Delayed, Owners Remain Upbeat
Though the restaurant won't open as Pacific Grove in November as planned, Victor and May Hui said they are excited to be a part of the Wilmington community.
Wilmington residents have been hungry for information on the opening date of the newly renovated Royal Dynasty restaurant, which will be renamed Pacific Grove. According to the business’ owner, it will be worth the wait.
Victor Hui and his wife, May, have run into some delays in construction in fixing their Lowell Street restaurant, but said on Tuesday that they are hopeful to open Pacific Grove’s doors around New Year.
When he was before the Board of Selectmen for the first time several months ago as the new owner, Victor said he hoped to have the Chinese restaurant opened with a new Sushi bar at some point in September.
Unexpected delays have changed that, but the couple remains excited by the process. They said the most important thing for them is taking their time in order to make sure they do the job right.
“It’s been slow. There is a lot of work to be done,” said Victor. “We have had a lot of feedback from the community. A lot of people call just to ask when we’ll be able to open. They think the sooner the better.”
In addition to new changes to the look and menu of what used to be Royal Dynasty, there will also be a new spin on the atmosphere as well.
The couple plans to have musical acts come perform at the restaurant, with comedy nights on occasion as well. Because of that, Victor and May Hui believe they are bringing a new dimension to the Wilmington business community.
On Tuesday night, the Board of Selectmen approved a Common Victualer License for the property during their regularly scheduled meeting.
Victor and May, who also run a restaurant in North Reading, said it’s already been a positive experience coming to Wilmington.
“I’m really impressed with everyone in town. They’ve been very nice,” said May. “We feel that we’re going to have a good future in Wilmington, and we hope to do something for the town as well once we establish so we can give back.”