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Ming Tsai to Open ChowStirs in Downtown Boston; Concept Could Become National Chain

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    AVENTURA, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Chef Ming Tsai attends the East Meats West Dinner hosted by Michael Mina and Ming Tsai during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Turnberry Isle Resort on February 19, 2015 in Aventura, Florida. (Photo by Alex Markow/Getty Images For SOBEWFF)

    Last month, we reported that a celebrity chef with local roots was going to be closing one of his restaurants and that he would be starting up a new concept. Now we have learned a bit more about what could become a chain of dining spots.

    According to an article in The Boston Herald, Ming Tsai has made the decision to close Blue Ginger in Wellesley so that he could focus on his next project--ChowStirs, a fast-casual stir-fry concept that will focus on the use of fresh and healthy ingredients cooked in a wok in front of customers. The post says that the first location plans to open in downtown Boston between January and March of 2018, and that Tsai has an eye on making this a national chain, saying that he hopes to have the concept help fund Family Reach, a nonprofit that helps families dealing with the financial struggles of cancer. (Tsai says that if ChowStirs became a national chain, families tied to Family Reach would be able to eat there for free during off-hours.)

    Blue Ginger is set to close its doors at the end of business hours on June 3.

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