The news that long-time Bethesda restaurant Foong Lin would close as a result of the Woodmont Triangle redevelopment broke hearts across the area, but there is hope.
Located at the corner of Fairmont and Norfolk Avenues, Foong Lin closed this summer ahead of the groundbreaking of a planned mixed-use development. The Chinese restaurant had served Bethesdans and Montgomery County foodies for 25 years, and the announcement came with cries of disappointment, even as owner Fu Cheung told locals he was in search of a new location.
According to Bethesda Magazine’s Table Talk blog, that location has been found:
“Cheung confirmed [Thursday] that he purchased the Moon Gate restaurant on 4613 Willow Lane in Bethesda, and that a new menu was already in place,” the blog reported.
According to Cheung, many of the menu’s dishes will be familiar to Foong Lin fans, but it will also include several new styles, including Szechuan and Hong Kong-style fare. Renovations, including new paint and lighting, to Moon Gate are in the works. An opening date has not been announced.