After almost two decades of serving the community, Asia Garden in Albertville will be closing Saturday, Nov. 30.
According to Chu Cox, who along with her husband, John, own the restaurant, the property has been sold to a private developer. She said she is grateful to the community for supporting the business. She said she appreciates the Hannah Family, who owned the property and leased it to her.
“Really, from the bottom of my heart, I appreciate it,” Cox said. “Everybody’s like my family. I will miss everyone, especially the older people.”
Some referred to Asia Garden as “Chu’s House,” and Cox said the children called it “Chu’s Place.” She appreciates everyone for their business.
Since she will be retiring, Cox hopes she and her husband can travel, if his health allows. She said it has been a blessing serving the community.
Even though she is sad to see her business close, Cox said she is happy for Albertville to get a new development.
According to Albertville Mayor Tracy Honea, Cox, her family and Asia Garden are appreciated and will be missed.
“The Cox family and The Asia Garden Restaurant are a blessing to the City of Albertville and to all of the thousands of lives they have touched over the many years they have been serving our community,” Honea said. “On behalf of the city and their many loyal customers, I want to say a big thank you for being such a large part of our business landscape. The Asia Garden will definitely be missed and will leave a hole that will be hard to ever fill.”
Albertville Economic Development Director Mike Price confirmed the property was sold by the Hannah Family to a private developer. As of Tuesday, Nov. 19, the name of the developer, what will be replacing Asia Garden and what is coming to the property has not been released.