A Chinese restaurant on Orange Avenue in Roanoke will close for a few weeks while new owners take over.
Nanjing Chinese Restaurant ‘s last day open under the original owners is Saturday, said Amy Akers, who runs the restaurant with her parents. The family opened Nanjing near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Gus Nicks Boulevard in 2000.
Akers has been working at the restaurant since then, and said working 70 hours a week has become too difficult for her family.
“We just don’t have time to do anything” outside the restaurant, said Akers, who has a 5-year-old daughter.
They began spreading the word that they wanted to sell the business a few months ago. They told the owner of Taipei Supermarket they wanted to sell, and the owner of that store was able to connect them with someone who was interested.
The sale was finalized a week ago, Akers said. She would not disclose the sale price.
The new owners are a Chinese couple whose daughter will help run the business, Akers said. They could not immediately be reached.
Akers said the new owners plan to keep the restaurant’s name and menu. She was not sure how long the restaurant would be closed.
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