After Decades in Downtown Bethesda, Owner Plans To Close Shanghai Village

Bethesda Avenue grill will tighten in winter

Joe Zimmermann

Kwok Cheung has baked and served Chinese food for decades in Bethesda, initial for 22 years during his China Village and afterwards for another 15 during Shanghai Village.

After this year, he’s prepared to call it a day.

“I’ve told everyone, ‘Goodbye, Bethesda!,’ ” Cheung pronounced while operative in his grill on Monday. “I tell them, don’t complain—I’m tired.”

Nearing 75, Cheung pronounced he’s removing too aged for a grill business. He pronounced he works prolonged hours 7 days a week, cooking, scheming food, soaking dishes and “everything else.”

Shanghai Village, during 4929 Bethesda Ave., will tighten someday in a winter around a new year, he said. He forked to problems anticipating adequate employees and a problem of handling a business in Bethesda as other reasons for a decision.

He pronounced he has happy memories of using a restaurant, though it’s apropos too formidable to manage.

After Shanghai Village closes, Cheung and his wife, who owns a grill with him, will spend time during their home in Rockville. He hasn’t motionless nonetheless if he skeleton to keep operative after that, observant it depends on either he has a appetite to do something else.

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