The Hammond location of Trey Yuen Cuisine of China will close at the end of May, reports Kim Chatelain over at NOLA.com, after 46 years of service in the city. Happily, the other Trey Yuen location — at 600 N. Causeway Blvd. in Mandeville — will stay open.
This location of Trey Yuen has a long history in Hammond — the founders established it in 1971 in a small building on West Thomas Street called China Inn, before moving to its current (though soon-to-close) location at 2100 N. Morrison Blvd.
It’s clear the news isn’t going down great with Trey Yuen’s fans — the farewell Facebook post has, at press time, 60 comments. The comments are mostly all sad, with supportive emoji and reminiscences of family dinners and childhood trips to China Inn/Trey Yuen.
This doesn’t mark the complete end of Trey Yeun in Hammond, however. The farewell post says that the restaurant will still support local causes via fundraising events. The restaurant also says it will serve its Chinese specialties at The Boston Restaurant in Amite, which is owned by a nephew.