Ramen Saikou

The owners of Kobee Japanese Steakhouse at 401 N. McCann Road plan to open Ramen Saikou by late October at 1426 McCann Road.

The owners of Kobee Japanese Steakhouse at 401 N. McCann Road plan to open Ramen Saikou by late October at 1426 McCann Road.

Jun Gan, who co-owns Kobee with his wife, Jay Jay Jao, said they are opening the ramen restaurant because no other one is in business in Longview.

Gan, a native of the Philippines who has owned Kobee for 12 years and worked in the restaurant field in Longview for 20 years, said the restaurant will serve ramen noodles with chicken and pork, along with vegetarian and gluten-free noodles.

“We don’t have anything instant,” Gan said. “Everything will be made from scratch.”

Ramen Saikou will seat as many as 44 people and be open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

New law firm

Nelson Roach, a founding partner of Nix, Patterson & Roach LLP, has established a new law firm, Roach Langston Bruno LLP, by adding partners Keith Langston and Klint Bruno.

The firm will focus on a wide variety of cases, including catastrophic personal injury, class actions, product liability, intellectual property, toxic torts, antitrust and other complex commercial and business litigation cases. Harold Nix will serve as counsel to the firm.

Nix said Langston, a former senior associate of the firm, is a “talented attorney with impeccable character.”

Roach played an integral part in the Texas tobacco and Lone Star Steel litigation. His other work includes representing Data Treasury Corp., an e-check patent holder, against a number of large banks, representing mesothelioma victims against asbestos manufacturers and as class counsel in an environmental contamination case in Oklahoma.

Roach, former president of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, said the law firm will continue to represent individuals and companies who have been wronged — “from defrauded securities consumers, to patent holders, to individuals tragically injured in vehicle or industrial accidents.”

Langston worked alongside Roach for longer than a decade, including as class counsel in the Oklahoma environmental litigation. Since 2012, Langston has been a solo practitioner engaged in personal injury work, and as class counsel in a securities case against Life Partners Inc., where he helped salvage more than $1 billion in investments.

Bruno brings experience handling all types of complex and class action litigation in cases throughout the country.

Roach Langston Bruno will operate out of Daingerfield and can be reached at (903) 645-7333. The firm also will have offices in Longview and Chicago.

For more information, visit www.smartlawtexas.com, or follow the law firm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

JTeez Cafe closes

JTeez Cafe, a Caribbean-style restaurant, has closed after about four months in business at 1009 E. Marshall Ave.

In a Facebook posting Oct. 8, owners Joe and Teresa Kimble wrote, “We have decided to focus our efforts on the concession and catering position of our business. ... It has been a pleasure serving Longview. Thanks to all of you for your support of JTeez Cafe.”

JTeez initially opened at 409 W. Loop 281, behind Starbucks, in 2016. For its new location, its owners remodeled the former Kerns Bake Shop, which closed during the summer of 2017 after owners Edie and David DeLorme were unable to find a buyer for a business that started in 1918.

Bowles Properties Inc. in Longview owns the building and already has a new tenant lined up, President Dennis J. “Spike” Bowles said.

Salon moves

Hidalgo Hair Studio, in business for 20 years at the Village Center at 2002 Judson Road, has moved from Suite 106 to Suite 203, owner Jule Hidalgo said. She said the new suite contains 2,800 square feet, more than double her former location.

For more information, visit http://hidalgohairstudio.com/ and its Facebook page.

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