Pho 95 to move its Federal location and expand its south suburban digs
While all of this is going on, he's also about to embark on an expansion of the Streets at SouthGlenn noodle shop, taking over a vacant 1,700 square feet space next door, where Le will build a new bar (the location already has a liquor license), add seating and a patio. "The business here has just been amazing, and I'm so happy," says Le, who insists he's not getting rich. "I'm spending all of my money on renovations for both spaces, and then I'll be completely broke," he jokes.
But he doesn't poke fun about his food -- or maintaining the same down-to-earth vibe that's standard in both spots. "While it's paramount to me to keep up the food quality that we're known for -- and continue to make it better -- we still always want to be that hole-in-the-wall kind of place, because that's who we are, but it's equally important to me to update things a little bit, to keep improving upon everything we're doing," concludes Le.
The new Federal digs will be located at 1401 South Federal, and Le hopes to open in late October. The expansion at the Streets at SouthGlenn location should be completed by Thanksgiving.