Chinese restaurant to open in former Linn Street Cafe space next week

Bashu prepares to open. -- photo by Matt Steele
Bashu prepares to open. — photo by Matt Steele

A new Chinese restaurant will be on the scene soon with Bashu opening in the former Linn Street Cafe space (121 N. Linn St.) next week. The owner, Sue Zheng, said the restaurant plans to open on Wednesday.

According to Zheng, Bashu will offer traditional Chinese cuisine. The featured dish will be a “spicy crab pot.” Bubble tea and fruit smoothies will also be on offer.

“It’s going to be really upscale, traditional Chinese food,” Zheng said, noting that this differentiated it from other Chinese restaurants in the area.

Linn Street Cafe closed in late November after 26 years, when owners Frank and Abby Bowman decided to sell the business. “It just felt like it was time to do something different,” Frank Bowman told the Press-Citizen at that time. The press release that announced Linn Street Cafe’s closing also said that the new owners would “intend to continue Linn Street Cafe’s tradition of fine dining with an upscale Chinese restaurant that is expected to open next spring.”

Bashu will be open for both lunch and dinner service.

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