Future of Springfield Asian restaurant unknown

Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet in Springfield is currently closed for renovations. Riley Newton/STAFF

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Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet in Springfield is currently closed for renovations. Riley Newton/STAFF

Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet, located at 1071 N. Bechtle Ave. in Springfield, has posted a sign on their stating the restaurant will be closed until renovations are completed.

“Restaurant renovations starting September 1, 2019,” a sign posted on the restaurant’s door said.

The doors of the restaurant are locked, but the interior of the restaurant can be seen through the doors and looks to be completely gutted, with floors torn up and no dinning room tables or chairs to be found.

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In addition to the statement about renovations, the same sign also says, “Yoki Buffet 888 Inc. Coming soon.”

There is no word yet on whether this means Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet will become Yoki Buffet 888 Inc.

The phone number listed for the Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet has been disconnected, and according to the Ohio Business Directory, Yoki Buffet 888 Inc. filed paperwork to become a restaurant on Aug. 14 of this year.

The address of the business is listed as 1071 N. Bechtle Ave. and status is reported, “active.”

Google also lists Hibachi Grill and Sushi Buffet as, “permanently closed.”

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