The Chamber of Commerce is planning two ribbon cuttings and grand opening celebrations Saturday at 9:45 a.m. - both for businesses that are already operating in town.
Han Asian Cuisine, a fine dining restaurant is being launched from what once was a Chinese takeout place in Granby Village Shops. The restaurant is owned by James Chen of Green Tea in Simsbury and Jimmy Chen in East Windsor.
"I've been looking for a location in Granby for several years," said Chen, who used to live in Granby and still owns a house in town. The new restaurant, has both Thai and Chinese cuisine, plus sushi. The menu offers healthy options, including some that are gluten-free, he said, and the business has a full liquor service.
New Beginnings Massage and Holistic Care is a longtime business that spent 16 years in downtown Granby. The business now reopens in a bright, new and larger space in the Granby Village Shops. Owner Annie Chamberland said the business could be described as a holistic care business co-op. All of the practitioners involved are independently employed, yet come together to give the public an opportunity to take advantage of a variety of services.
"All of my partners have a passion for loving people back to health in their own way. We want to help you be the best you can be in mind, body and spirit," Chamberland said in a release.
Among her business associates are massage therapists, yoga instructors, counselors, Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, personal fitness coach, endurance athletic coach, energy workers, wellness coaches and more. Massage therapists work with children, pregnant mothers, cancer patients and those dealing with chronic pain.
The town will have representation from John E. Adams, First Selectman; Ronald F. Desrosiers, Selectman; B. Scott Kuhnly, Selectman; and Mark C. Neumann, Selectman at the event. And Susan Baughman, Bob Marx, John French, Rose Stone and Rebecca Taylor from the chamber are expected to attend.
The event is free and open to the public. Grand opening celebrations will continue after the ribbon cutting starting at 10 a.m., according to the chamber. More information can be found at www.newbeginningsholisticcare.com or call 860.653.0196.