Everyone knows that the restaurant scene in Montclair is as unpredictable as a toddler on ice skates.
But what can be predicted with some certainty today is that at least three new restaurants—all very different—will be opening in Montclair within the next few weeks.
First on the list is Kei Kabob at 401 Bloomfield Avenue, a Persian restaurant that will specialize in kebabs.
"Items will be low fat and healthy," said owner Ashkan Khalaj, who worked in the restaurant business in Iran.
Kei Kabob, which hopes to open by Friday, March 23, is located next to a Thai restaurant, which is located next to , an Indian restaurant.
This ethnic enclave is right across the street from , a relatively new Italian restaurant.
Kei Kabob will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Next on the horizon is Le Salbuen, a "cafe market" that's opening this spring at 97 Walnut Street, just down from
Le Salbuen plans to serve not only meat and vegan dishes, but also artisian protein shakes, fresh organic juices, and local organic market goods.
Finally, Muscle Maker Grill is definitely moving into the former Mexicali Rose space at 10 Park Street near Bloomfield Avenue, hopefully by May 1.
Founded in 1995 by Rod Silva, Muscle Maker Grill eateries offer "freshly prepared Italian and Tex-Mex wraps, pastas, Asian entrees, salads, burgers and more," according to its website.
And if all that restaurant news weren't enough for one day, a men and women's clothing store called South Moon Under plans to open by May 9 on South Park Street right by
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