After Teele Square Fire, Restaurant Owners Start Again on Somerville Avenue

Chow n' Joy opened about a year after a fire destroyed Kee Kar Lau in Teele Square.

On Oct. 30, 2011, the owners of Kee Kar Lau, a Chinese restaurant in Teele Square, watched from a doorway across Broadway as their building burned.

The fire had started in a neighboring dry cleaners, and although Kee Kar Lau was mostly spared from the flames, the whole building was eventually demolished.

Now, slightly over a year later, they opened a new restaurant, Chow n' Joy, on Somerville Avenue between Porter and Union squares.

According to the new restaurant's website: "The same owners of Kee Kar Lau in Teele Square has now relocated their restaurant ... We serve mainly Chinese food with a Cantonese twist, we also have a variety of other foods such as Pad Thai and curry dishes."

The website says customers should try the noodle soups, such as beef ball noodles, beef brisket noodles, Hong Kong wonton noodles and crab noodles. It also says the restaurant has a smoothie bar and WiFi connection.

Chow n' Joy opened in mid-November, according to a worker at the restaurant.

The restaurant's address is 626 Somerville Ave., and the numbers are (617) 623-4378 and (617) 623-4379.

AHM December 06, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Good luck to them. So hard to start up again. Even if you have insurance it is still such a loss. The insurance does not cover evrything and loss of wages to start over. I have had to start over and it is just as hard as starting new if not worse because of the costs and debt. Plus the loss of earnings is devestating. I will make it a point to go there even though it is out of my way.


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