New Chinese Restaurant Set To Open In Jade Billows Space

China Jade Bistro may open before the end of the month.


Community mourning over the closure of Jade Billows in the Cabin John Shopping Center may soon end. A new Chinese restaurant is coming to town, and may open by the end of the month.

China Jade Bistro is putting the finishing touches on its dining room, and awaiting inspections and licenses, according to co-owner Candy Yan. Yan hopes to have the store open within two weeks, she told Patch Friday.

Many in the community have felt the loss of Jade Billows since it closed in late July after more than 20 years in business.

"I have been a loyal patron for all these years. They were always willing to accommodate any dietary needs and even made special batches of boiled rice and chicken breasts for my dogs when they had bad tummies," Patch user Katie Kohn wrote in. "I will miss Jade Billows and hope another fabulous Chinese restaurant will continue in the same space."

While taking pictures for another new Potomac restaurant, Patch ran into Larry Miller of Potomac who said the new Chinese restaurant would have some pressure in its opening weeks.

"Especially with Jade Billows just leaving, they're going to have to fill big shoes," Miller said.

Others are looking to the restaurant hoping it fills a certain culinary and gustatory void.

"I hope they have some good spicy food," said Mark Higgins, another Patch user. "Jade Billows always had good food, but could have used a bit more spices."

Check out this post for a list of other businesses opening soon in the Cabin John Shopping Center.

Are you looking forward to the new Chinese restaurant at the Cabin John Shopping Center? Tell us what you look for in a Chinese restaurant in the comments!

dcr20854 September 17, 2012 at 02:27 PM
As a long-time resident, I remember the Schezuan Garden, that preceded Jade Billows in the space! They had excellent Schezuan dishes. Jade Billows had good food, but never rose to the spicy excellence of the Szechuan Garden. However, for many years Jade Billows was our "go-to" restaurant, always accommodating and friendly, with quality preparation of every dish. They are sadly missed, and I hope their staff has found employment that they like.


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