Although there is no competition from any restaurant or fast dining eatery on Route 25A from St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown to Main Street in Kings Park, Ji Sushi & Chinese Food only managed to last two months at its Rose Street corner location.
Former employees of the eatery, located in the same strip of stores as the Kings Park Animal Hospital and across the street from CVS on the Smithtown-Kings Park border, were moving out refrigerators, ovens and other restaurant equipment out of the location Wednesday afternoon into a UHaul truck.
A former employee confirmed that the store, which opened in June of this year, had been closed since August with no signs of reopening in the Town of Smithtown or towns nearby in the future. The employee, who declined to give his name, stated the eatery owner "just wanted to close."
Ji sold Chinese, Japanese and Thai cuisine in a Smithtown food landscape dominated by the same types of food, such as Aji 53, Tomo, Shiki and Empire.
The owner of the location could not be reached for comment by time of publication.
What would you like to see move into this now vacant storefront?