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Charleston-based Asian fusion restaurant to open Forest Acres location

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A Charleston-based chain of Asian fusion restaurants will open its sixth location in Forest Acres later this year, according to reports.

CO Restaurant, part of the Collected Hospitality group, will be moving to Trenholm Plaza, occupying the space vacated by Italian eatery Rosso Trattoria in 2019.

CO Restaurant has five other locations: King Street in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, two in Charlotte and one in Raleigh.

According to the CO website, the chain’s extensive menu of Asian fusion dishes has been developed by Chef Masanori Sheraishi, who joined the group in 2014.

The menu includes a wide variety of dishes ranging from noodles and pho to sushi and banh mi. The restaurant also offers vegan and gluten free menu options.

CO is known for its interesting décor and choice of locations, ranging from a historic building in Charleston to a mixed-use development in Charlotte.

No specific construction plans have been filed with the city as of yet, according to Lynnsey Baker, public information office for Forest Acres.

Baker said the restaurant’s announcement will fulfill the wishes of many area residents.

“On social media we recently asked people what kind of new restaurants they wanted in Forest Acres, and the majority of people said they wanted more Asian cuisine, so this couldn’t come at a better time,” Baker said.

No specific opening date for CO at Trenholm Plaza has been announced.

Reach Christina Lee Knauss at 803-753-4327.

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