An upscale Asian restaurant that serves Chinese, Japanese and Thai food will open in the former Charlie Brown's restaurant in South Whitehall.
Lily Grill Seafood Sushi & Bar expects to open sometime in June at 1908 Walbert Ave. in South Whitehall, owner Zuri “John” Zhang told the board of commissioners at its Wednesday meeting.
The board held a public hearing where it agreed to transfer a liquor license to the new restaurant.
Zhang said he invested $350,000 into the restaurant, including $160,000 for the liquor license. He said liquor and wine can be part of a good meal, to which the commissioners chuckled in apparent agreement.
The restaurant, which is undergoing renovations and will seat 160.
Zhang, who has more than 15 years of restaurant experience, said he bought another building in the township several years ago. Zhang's attorney said Zhang loved the location and wanted to open a business here.
Zhang agreed to reimburse the township for fees incurred for the public hearing and advertising.