Northwest Asian Weekly
After serving the community of Fresno, Calif. for over 93 years, Louie Kee Market has announced that it will close its doors on Oct. 31.
Family patriarch and store owner Sherman Louie, 88, said it’s time.
“This store has been my life, and I have no regrets about that because I really appreciated all the people who have patronized our store,” Louie told the Fresno Bee. He said he wants to do some traveling and fishing.
Founded by his parents, Kee and Effie Louie, the store has been operated by the Louie family for four generations, making it one of the longest-running, family-operated grocery stores in Fresno.
In 1967, their son, Sherman, took over the business and has overseen the day to day operations for the last 50 years.
Sherman Louie moved to Fresno from Seattle, with his wife, Eleanor, who was born in Seattle and lived in Chinatown and Beacon Hill.