Carroll’s third Katana Sushi location is opening in Eldersburg July 26, joining the county’s Mount Airy and Westminster locations.
The county liquor board last week approved a Class B beer, wine and liquor license application belonging to Gary Pon and Jin Chang for use at the restaurant.
Katana, founded 15 years ago, will join the 40-acre business park about two miles northwest of the intersection of Md. 26 and Md. 32. Liberty Exchange currently has a mix of retail, food and healthcare tenants, including 1623 Brewing Company and Basta Pasta.
“It seems like this would be a nice compliment to those other establishments,” Tom Meachum, Pon and Chang’s attorney, told the board July 14.
The new facility will serve lunch and dinner, including teriyaki entrees, hibachi and a variety of sushi rolls.
“Liberty Exchange exudes a modern and energetic environment and we were searching for a new project with a mixed-use element and a built-in daytime audience for our next Carroll County location,” Jimmy Chang, Katana founder, said in a news release. “We like our spot near the front of the business community to make it easier for our customers to find us.”
Katana inked a 10-year lease with St. John Properties for more than 3,000 square feet of space located at 5959 Exchange Drive.
When asked by a board member why he chose this location to open up, Pon said it’s close to home.
“After my wife and I sold the Baltimore City location Katana almost three years ago, we needed to find something to do,” he said. “We drove by this spot many times.”
The restaurant will be open 7 days a week. Monday through Thursday hours will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
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“They very much look forward to opening this restaurant and providing it to the community,” Meachum said.