Mala Sichuan Bistro has delayed the opening of its Sugar Land location because of the coronavirus, co-owner Cori Xiong said.

Due to the health risks posed by the virus, Xiong said she does not know when the Sugar Land location might open.

The Sugar Land location will be located at 3412 Hwy. 6, Sugar Land, inside the Jusgo Supermarket food court.

Xiong said despite the financial strains the coronavirus has had on the Chinese restaurant’s three other Houston-area locations, they still plan to open the Sugar Land location because they are already paying rent on the property.

Mala Sichuan Bistro’s other locations did not reopen for dine-in services May 1. Xiong said they are still working to make a number of changes to the restaurant to ensure the health and well-being of employees and customers.

The restaurants remain open for curbside pickup and delivery.