New MIYA Japanese Grill and Bar a ‘flaming success’ says Council Leader
County Council Leader, Martin Tett received a ‘warm’ welcome as hecongratulated owner Kelvin Wong on hisamazing conversion of Aylesbury’sformer police headquarters building into thebrand new MIYA JapaneseGrill and Bar.
The historic building, owned by the County Council,has been transformed into Kelvin’s vision for adistinctivegrill and barwith a unique Japanese theme. However, the make-over also retains some of the historic features from the building’s former life, including the sergeant’s original desk and the HQ’s massive safe door. The County Council also helped support the development with the provision ofan outdoor terrace and structural work inside the building.
In front of the restaurant’s impressive openTeppanyaki grill area, where diners can see their food being prepared, Martin Tett said he couldn’t imagine a more successful conversion for the building.
“The blend of Japanese styling, industrial type fittings and the echoes of the building’s history work so well together,” he said.
“I’m proud that, as a Council, we have been able to work with and support Kelvin’s bold vision. His styling and attention to detail is fantastic and we now have alandmark new restaurant in one of Aylesbury’s most iconic buildings.
“We need tomake sure we use all our assets as effectively as possible. This development brings anothernew facilityand employment opportunities to benefit Aylesbury’s economy which is great news for everyone. I wish Kelvin and his team every success.”
MIYA owner Kelvin Wong and his wife Nikki said: “Getting to this positionrepresents two years of hard work but we aredelighted with the outcome. We’d like to thank the County Council for the helpit has provided over that time and the way it has supported ourvision.
“We areover the moonwith what has been created andpleased that the next chapter in thehistory of this amazing building starts again now.Canwe also thank our main contractor, Clover Tech andour project manager andsub-contractors, who are alllocal to Aylesbury.
For further information about MIYA and all it has to offer, please visit their Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/miyajapanesegrillbar/