After 53 years, Hu Ke Lau scheduled to be demolished Tuesday

Hampden County

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After more than 50 years of service, it’s the end of an era for a Chicopee staple.

The Hu Ke lau opened its doors 53 years ago and Tuesday, those same doors are scheduled to be demolished. 

The Hu Ke Lau opened its doors in 1965, and has been owned by the Yee family since then. The restaurant not only offered good food and company, but plenty of memories for its customers.

A Chicopee resident who held her retirement party at the Polynesian restaurant told 22News the Hu Ke Lau will be missed. 

“Just a lot of good memories with my grandkids and everything,” Sharon Gonzales said. “It’s going to be very sad to see it go, but I hope they go and rebuild something.”

Friday, a few select friends and past employees raised one last glass to the restaurant. There’s still no word on what will go in its place. 

22News tried contacting the Yee family. We’re still waiting to hear back. 

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