Pottstown Welcomes 2 New Businesses, 50 Jobs

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Thumbs up to Steve Bamford!

POTTSTOWN — Following on the heels of the news that downtown Pottstown will lose as many as 75 jobs in the coming months, comes the news that the borough may be gaining as many as 58 jobs at two new businesses soon to be break ground.

The news came Wednesday night when borough council heard about two proposals for two new businesses that want to put up new buildings in the borough.

One, known as Patient First, is part of a chain of 43 urgent care medical centers that has been in business for 43 years and promises to bring 50 jobs into the borough.

“We’re looking to hire locally,” said Carl Wright, founder and president of  The Wright Group, which will construct the building at the site of the former Chinese food restaurant across the parking lot from Ollie’s Bargain Outlet and Just Cabinets.

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A Review of Pottstown’s New Asia Steakhouse

I had lunch at the new Asia Steakhouse today, in the West End Shopping Center, Pottstown.  It was formerly Gourmet Buffet.  Walking in the door was shocking (in a good way) as the new décor is amazing.  It truly is a major remodel.  Gleaming hardwood floors, new booths, tables and chairs, dishes, flatware etc…  Everything smelled brand new and was impeccably clean.

The lunch menu has a nice variety to choose from.  We both opted for the combination meals.  The combo meals come with soup or salad and dessert.  The entrée comes with either white or egg fried rice.  The prices are very reasonable!  Our bill for two lunches and two iced teas was $17.97

We both started with Wonton soup which was nicely prepared and very flavorful.

I ordered Shredded Beef in Peking Sauce, which is spicy.  It included delicious tender beef and tons of vegetables.  My friend ordered General Tso’s Chicken which also looked appetizing and included broccoli.  The presentations were excellent.  The new plates, which are rectangular and white, enhance the artfully displayed and colorful food.  The egg fried rice was also good. 

Portion sizes are just right for lunch.  Not too big, not too small.  I am full but not stuffed.

For dessert we were treated to a small square of chocolate cake with chocolate sauce decorating the plate.  A nice sweet treat to round off the meal.

Our server was very friendly as was the host who greeted us at the door.

My friend used the ladies’ room and she reported it is beautiful and clean!

You are dining in elegant surroundings but not paying a premium price for great food.

Welcome to Pottstown Asia Steakhouse.  Two Roy’s Rants thumbs up!

Asia Steakhouse

131 Shoemaker Road

Pottstown, PA  19464

(610) 323-0599