Passage to India

May 20, 2002

Owners: Sanjeev Kumar and Jessica Kumar.

Address: Days Inn, 900 Dual Highway, Hagerstown.

Opening date: April 29.

Products and services: Authentic Indian cuisine, lounge and banquet for Indian and American food.

Market area: General public.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "I have been in the restaurant business for 14 years. I always wanted to do my own business. We started our first restaurant in Winchester, Va. Hagerstown has a great potential, we thought of exploring it here."

Previous business experience: "Previous business in Winchester, very successful. I am owner/chef."

Number of employees: Seven to nine.

Store hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday; noon to 10:30 p.m., Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday


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Telephone: 301-665-9690.

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