Asian restaurant’s new owners decide to stay put in Springfield, Larken says

An Asian restaurant, now under new ownership, will keep its space in Springfield under a new lease with Larken Associates, the real estate firm announced this week.

Chen’s 22 occupies 1,085 square feet of retail space at Echo Plaza Shopping Center, 901 Mountain Ave., and has been a Larken tenant for more than 25 years. The restaurant offers Chinese, Thai and Japanese cuisines, including all-you-can-eat sushi.

“We pride ourselves on fostering long-term relationships with our tenants, and are dedicated to supporting them throughout all stages of their businesses, including major transitions such as this one,” Victor Kelly, executive vice president of Raider Realty, Larken’s in-house brokerage division, said in a prepared statement. “We are thrilled that the new owners of Chen’s 22 recognized Echo Plaza Shopping Center’s easily accessible, high-visibility location as an ideal destination to carry on the 25-year legacy of this local restaurant, and look forward to working with them in the years to come.”

Echo Plaza is a 66,567-square-foot community retail center along Route 22 and Mountain Avenue, and also includes Echo Executive Plaza, a 41,000-square-foot Class A office building.