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3/6/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Basil Asian Bistro now in Green

GREEN — Basil Asian Bistro has opened a second site in the Green Plaza, located on Massillon Road on the east side of the Steese Road traffic circle.

The business is owned by the Ly family, including Luong Ly, who is the chef; his son, Anthony; his brother, Kenny Ly, who is the sushi chef; and Ron Johnson.

According to business officials, Luong and Kenny Ly, along with their father and brothers, opened Ricky Ly’s in the Belden Village area more than two decades ago. That restaurant closed in 2007. Two years ago, they, along with Luong Ly’s son, Anthony Ly, opened Basil Asian Bistro in Canton. They are now expanding operations into Green.

The Ly family uses fresh ingredients along with unique cooking techniques to create one-of-kind dishes on the menu, according to Johnson.

The menu items are inspired by Pacific and Southeastern Asian cuisine and feature gourmet offerings such as spicy Szechuan, Thai curries and sushi, he added. There also are traditional dishes available at the restaurant, including 23 different stir fry options, such as General Tso’s chicken and moo goo gai pan.

“Our venture brings great service and quality food to the growing Green community,” said Johnson.

The restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For details, call the Canton restaurant at 330-452-3888.


Captain Nemo’s under new ownership

NEW FRANKLIN — Captain Nemo’s Subs and Chicken, located at 5187 Manchester Road, is under new ownership.

The restaurant was purchased by Dave and Wanda Kostantinovich in early January.

“We have done some remodeling, and we are continuing to offer the same menu items,” said Dave Kostantinovich.

The restaurant offers a variety of sub sandwiches and chicken dinners, as well as sides.

Hours of operation for the restaurant are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Saturdays.

The restaurant can be reached at 330-645-0025.


Guppies open in Coventry

COVENTRY — Guppies restaurant opened in October to take over the space formerly occupied by Bialy’s at 493 Portage Lakes Drive.

The restaurant offers a family atmosphere with an “affordable” menu of past favorites and more, which may change in response to interest, according to owner Pat Flanagan.

Two returning favorites include the Friday all-you-can-eat fish fry and the Saturday sirloin dinner with all-you-can-eat shrimp.

Flanagan, who resides in Coventry with his wife and children, said he purchased the restaurant to keep jobs in the community and help the township grow.

The restaurant is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The hours will change in the spring, according to Flanagan.

For more information, call 330-644-7177 or visit www.guppiesrestaurant.com.


Sharon Rae Dance School changes name to Dance Beatz

SPRINGFIELD — The Sharon Rae Dance School has changed its name to Dance Beatz.

Company officials stated the rebrand matches the “hip and modern curriculum, atmosphere and facility.” The faculty, staff and policies remain the same, according to company officials.

In addition, a Dance Beatz performance group will be known as the Beat Squad, and it will perform at local retirement communities, Summit Mall and for Canton Charge and AkronRubber Ducks games. Some members also will perform at the opening ceremonies of the Indianapolis 500 May 25, according to company officials.

Sharon Rae Dance School was started in 1978 by Sharon Rae Snowden, according to company officials. In 2006, her youngest daughter, Lisa Heltsley, purchased the family business, which is located at 727 Canton Road.

Dance Beatz also plans to launch a new website at www.dancebeatzakroncom, as well as a new Facebook page at www.facebook.com/dancebeatzakron.

For more information, call 330-784-3822 or email lisa@dancebeatzakron.com.


Nagy’s Collision Specialists expands into Stark County

Guppies restaurant offers a family atmosphere with an “affordable” menu of past favorites and other choices.
Photo courtesy of Guppies
HARTVILLE — Nagy’s Collision Specialists opened a new location March 3 at 115 Kent Ave., which was formerly Village Collision.

According to company officials, the lead estimator at the new site is Jim Smith, who has 30 years of experience in the automotive repair industry.

The business, owned by Ron and Dan Nagy, offers services such as Autowatch, an online view of repairs as they are completed, and e-Estimates so customers can get an estimate without leaving their homes or offices. Company officials state their business mission is to repair vehicles back to pre-loss condition efficiently, effectively and with the highest quality.

The business has nine other locations in Ashland, Holmes, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties, and all are I-CAR Gold Class Certified. The Nagys state they are both ASE Master Collision repairers and hold the I-Car Platinum qualification, as well as the Accredited Automotive Manager designation from the AMI institute in Bedford, Texas.

Company officials state Nagy’s has been a member of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) since 1982 and adheres to the ASA Code of Ethics — the automotive service industry’s standard for professional business practices with consumers in mind. 

For more information about the business, visit www.nagys.com or call 330-877-6700.


Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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