People in the Sanford area are learning the sad news today about their favorite Chinese restaurant. Green Tea Restaurant on Main Street in Sanford posted a message on Facebook Wednesday that they will be closing their doors permanently after over a decade in business.

In an additional post with the photo the owners passed along this message:

"To all our valued customers, We will be closing our restaurant for good on July 30th, 2022. We will also be closed next Tuesday due to staff shortage. Please take the chance to use your gift cards before we close our doors. We will be donating what we make the last couple of days to local charities for supporting our business for the past years in town!

Sincerely, Tommy and Tina"

At the time of this writing, there were 300 comments from fans of Green Tea. Some wondering why such an abrupt closing in just 10 days from the announcement, but others offering the owners well wishes after having to make the difficult decision to close, no matter the reason.

In a follow

Teresa Martel wrote:
"So sorry to hear this news. You are the best Chinese Restaurant around. But I can promise you the next 10 days are going to be the busiest you have ever been.
Good luck on your next journey and thank you for the great food and staff was awesome"

Denise Whitten wrote:
So very sad. You have always been the best Chinese restaurant around!. Thank you for all the years we enjoyed your delicious food and thank you Tom for always being personable and friendly to us. Wishing you the best going forward. You will be missed.

Some people loved Green Tea Restaurant so much, that they would drive a half hour for it, like Brian L McDermott:
"I drive all the way from Dover NH! Your food is the best value. If I spend 70 bucks at Green Tea I always feel like I'm getting my money's worth. You will be missed."

There's still time to visit Green Tea Restaurant before they close for good. Their final day is July 30.

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