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Mayor Sarno Issues Statement on the Passing of Legendary Restauranteur Andy Yee

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “First of all, my wife Carla and I are so very sorry to hear about our longtime family friend Andy Yee’s passing. Our sympathy, thoughts, prayers, and encouragement go out to his wife Sarah, his children, Mom Linda Yee, his brothers Nicky and Edison, Sister Anita, his family and his many dear friends. Carla and I had the opportunity to visit with him and his family just today. Hoping and praying that this would not be the last goodbye – unfortunately it was."

"Just like his late father, Johnny Yee of Hu Ke Lau fame, Andy was so kind hearted, visionary, and always that can do attitude of why not and not only think big, but do big. Along with his dear friends Peter Picknelly and Kevin Vann, he not only rescued and helped thrive the again iconic and historic Student Prince and Fort restaurant, but also the White Hut, among the Yee’s family’s portfolio of restaurant establishments. He loved life – he loved to laugh – he loved to entertain," Mayor Sarno continued. "He cherished and loved his family and his many dear friends. This was a life and a talent taken away from all of us way too early. May God rest his soul and the restaurant and entertainment scene will be changing a little bit in Heaven now too. Until we meet again my friend, I’ll take the wienerschnitzel and pu-pu platter to go.”

(Photo Credit: Hoang ‘Leon’ Nguyen / The Republican)

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