I noticed some activity around the former wine shop by the Craterian while I was driving downtown recently. Any hint as to what's going on?

I noticed some activity around the former wine shop by the Craterian while I was driving downtown recently. Any hint as to what's going on?

— Shane S., via e-mail

Japanese food lovers will double their pleasure soon. The venue in the back corner of Vogel Plaza, adjacent to the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, will soon be spun into a sushi bar, joining the long-standing Oh's in providing Japanese fare in downtown Medford.

Tae Han, who has operated Bonsai Teriyaki in Ashland for the past five years, hopes to open Misoya Sushi & Teriyaki in March. The restaurant will operate seven days a week, offering lunch and dinner.

The location across Theatre Alley from the Craterian has most recently been home to Corks wine bar and before that was occupied by a sandwich shop.

Because of its past use, the changes to the building are cosmetic. The task at hand, Han says, is making a fish bar counter.

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