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ChoLon Concepts, founded by Chef Lon Symensma and Christopher Davis-Massey, is opening a third location for ChoLon Modern Asian.
The duo, who also run Yumcha Dumpling and Le Roux, are heading to 4200 West 17th Avenue on the ground floor of the 12-story Lakehouse Condo.
ChoLon, which means “big market” in Vietnamese is, according to the website, named after the largest Chinese-influenced market in Saigon. The first location opened in Downtown Denver back in 2010. Nine years later, the team added a second spot to Central Park, which paved the way to make space for their third location now.
When What Now Denver spoke to Davis-Massey on Monday, he said, “It’s going to be about nine or ten months before we can open. We’re hoping for a late spring or early summer 2022 release.”
At that, he also confirms that there is a second concept in the works within the same space, but neither he nor Symensma are ready to spill on what that concept is.
The menu at ChoLon plays on traditional Asian Cuisine, but also showcases Symensma’s talents from his classical European training. “French onion soup is not usually found inside of a hand-pleated Chinese dumpling,” the website says, “but you’ll experience whimsical dishes like these across our menu.”
The unit will cover 3,600 square feet of space and will be designed by Unum Collaborative, who’s also responsible for the Central Park location and the redesign of the downtown’s interior.