Corby diners can look forward to oodles of good food, thanks to Sharon Pascucci who is opening a new noodle bar in the town centre.
Along with her business partner Paul Feetham and chef Tim Chang, she is promising a taste of south east Asian cuisine in a relaxed and modern atmosphere.
Sharon, 41, of Market Deeping, spent months researching the project before picking Corby for her new venture.
She said: “In other areas shopping centres seem to be crumbling, but there’s a lot going on in Corby.
“We are all very excited about the restaurant and I really want to give something to the community.
“I know Corby well as I used to work here and I come here to shop. I have a good feeling about opening the restaurant here and I hope people will enjoy it. Customers will be able to eat out of boxes and try their hand at using chopsticks.”
Noodle Express will open in August in the former Lloyds bank building in Corporation Street, which has stood empty for years. The opening date is to be announced in the coming weeks.
The premises has been completely refitted with all the furnishings hand-made.
Sharon, who worked as a manager with Pizza Express for several years, said: “I’m passionate about food and I want to give Corby something different.
“We have picked a Japanese theme for the restaurant’s interior and we are aiming to give people an enjoyable, casual dining experience.
“There are plenty of pizza and pasta places but our menu will feature Malaysian and Vietnamese food, with noodles and stir frys, spring rolls and salads.
“Our chef Tim will ensure that all the dishes we offer are authentic.
“We’re hoping to attract shoppers, shop and office workers and students.
“We will be serving people on the move with good, reasonably priced food.”
Noodles Express will open from 11.30am, for morning coffee until 6pm and will employ a staff of six.