U-Turn: Chinese Buffet Closes Shop

Another prime piece of Belmont real estate is now vacant.


U-Buffet, the Chinese all-you-can-eat restaurant that has been the anchor store in the Belmont Village Shopping Center for several years, has permanently closed. 

This leaves another vacancy at the gateway to Belmont at the corner of Ralston Avenue and El Camino Real. Blockbuster video store, which is across the street from U Buffet

What would you like to see take the place of U-Buffet?  Tell us in the poll and comment section below.


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Forrest Durham March 05, 2012 at 05:56 AM
How about an antique store like there used to be on the corners.
Jo Delgado March 05, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Love the Farrell's idea at the Blockbuster location, however parking is crummy. A good bakery would be nice also where the U Buffet was. We certainly don't need another bank or phone store!
Lisa Rothstein March 09, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Really happy to see them go (not a fan of moldy deserts). I'd love to see a toy store come back to Belmont. A great breakfast spot would be welcomed too.
TMC March 09, 2012 at 04:37 PM
No, we already have 3 on that block (2 of which are good -- Monster Sushi and Me.N.U, so what's the point? No more chains. A good pub-like place would be great. Look at those places on Laurel Street in San Carlos, with people spilling out of the front doors. U Buffet building has a perfectly good unused patio area that if spiffed up with some planters as an El Camino buffer, and perhaps heat lamps, would be an ideal gathering spot. NO MORE BANKS!
jessica August 26, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Why did they close it?


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