Louie's to Close

“We only part to meet again.”
--poet John Gay

It is with a heavy heart that I must share with you the news that Louie's will soon bid an affectionate but reluctant farewell to the many wonderful and loyal customers who have come through our doors since we opened here 37 years ago.

For three generations, Louie's restaurants have served Seattle with distinction, working tirelessly to bring you the very best in Chinese cuisine and to make your dining experience something to fondly remember. But the property has been sold, and now we must say goodbye.

Our last day will be Sunday, June 29, 2014.

Nothing lasts forever, and, as I like to say, even the finest dinner has to end sometime. Still, I feel a certain sadness and melancholy. I spent more than three decades with the much beloved Rose, as well as George, Art and Steve Louie. We were like family, and you, dear customers, were part of that Louie's family. We've laughed together, cried together. We've shared your most treasured moments: birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding celebrations.

But this is not the end. I am very hopeful that I will be able to open another restaurant, both to honor Rose and to honor you as well, my faithful customers.

So we may part for now, but understand that goodbyes are not forever. They simply mean I will miss you until we meet again.

With warmest regards,
Raymond Ip

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