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Pho 79 coming to New Town this fall

A bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup from Pho 79. (Elizabeth Hornsby/WYDaily)
Williamsburg residents will be able to enjoy Southeast Asian cuisine, such as this bowl of Vietnamese noodle soup, when Pho 79 opens this fall in New Town. (Staff photo by Elizabeth Hornsby)

Locals soon will be able to pop over to New Town to enjoy a hot bowl of pho from one of the region’s most successful family-owned chains.

Pho 79, which boasts seven locations throughout the Peninsula and Southside Hampton Roads, is coming to New Town Shops on Main in September.

The restaurant will occupy approximately 3,300 square feet of space at the corner of Courthouse Street and Center Street, according to a recent press release from Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions.

The popular pho franchise was founded in 1999 by Nguyen Thi Vo and Hai Van Vo. In addition to the fresh Vietnamese noodle soups that are its signature dish, the restaurants also serve up flavorful skewered meats and rice dishes served with a choice of marinated pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp.

Foodies looking to enjoy a cold brew with their hot meal can try one of the many Asian beers Pho 79 has to offer.

“Pho 79’s decision to open in New Town Shops on Main is very gratifying,” said Drew Haynie, vice president for Thalhimer, the company that markets and leases the property. “They are a fantastic operator with an authentic product based on family recipes, and (they) have been interested in expanding to Williamsburg for quite some time.”

Pho 79 will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

A specific opening date has not yet been announced.

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