By the close of business hours Wednesday, a Cabin John institution will be closing its doors for good.
After more than 20 years in business, the owners of the popular say they're ready to close up shop. The restaurant will remain open Wednesday through regular business hours of 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
"Twenty years here, it feels like a mission accomplished," said owner Richie Lee. Despite community rumors of high costs pushing the restaurant out of business, Lee said it's really just a matter of not wanting to run the business anymore.
"I have one life to live," Lee said. "I want my life to be colorful, not only restaurants."
Jade Billows is a popular restaurant for locals, continually receiving high praise among diners. Yelp and Urbanspoon reviews give the restaurant four and five star ratings, describing the food as fresh and flavorful, if a little pricey.
"My family has been eating here as long as I can remember. Hands down, my favorite Chinese restaurant," said one Yelp reviewer. "I have never branched out on the menu and been disappointed."
Lee says he and his wife, co-owner Lily Wong, plan to take a long vacation after turning off the restaurant lights for the last time.