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Business Beat: Hook & Reel opens in Longview | Business Beat

Hook & Reel Cajun Seafood & Bar opened Friday at 3084 N. Eastman Road, where Cajun Steamer and Fish City Grill once were located.

Andy Lu is the owner of the franchise location in front of Target and Kohl’s in the Longview Town Crossing shopping center. He moved to the United States from China about 10 years ago and is now relocating from New York to Longview.

Michael Reyes is general manager.

“It’s been a challenge getting open in a post-COVID world,” he said, but he said the restaurant is “excited” about how well-staffed it is with a “beautiful group of young people.”

Hook & Reel restaurants rely on what he said are Chinese cooking techniques and technology in the kitchen that results in a “faster, fresher way of cooking.”

Everything is cooked fresh, he said, with menu items that include seafood boils,…

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