Pacific Rim Opens Up
Pacific Rimís remodeling took longer than originally anticipated, but it was ready in time for two of the biggest dates on any Ann Arbor restaurant's calendar: graduation and Motherís Day. We stopped by on the first Saturday night in the Asian-fusion eateryís new space.
They started work last fall, breaking through the wall on the west side to add a bar, extra seating, and a private dining room in the old Ehnis and Sons space next door. Chef-owner Duc Tang told me in October he was concerned about maintaining the ambiance. The new room is beautiful--sleek and soft, but with a familiar feel. The original dining room has been spruced up too, so that the two spaces have a consistent design theme.
In addition to the expanded dining area, they also finally have an ADA-compliant loo (the original bathrooms were downstairs in the 19th century building). Duc Tang kept the restaurant open throughout the remodeling.