“We want to celebrate what we’ve created together rather than mourn its end. So please come see us one last time before June 13, 2022.”
ST. LOUIS — After 33 years, an establishment in the south of the city will close next month.
Pho Grand, a beloved Vietnamese restaurant on South Grand Boulevard, will close June 13, owners said in a Facebook post.
“With so many of you, we shared laughter and tears, new love and grief, celebration and loss,” the post said. “There aren’t enough words in the world to describe the countless memories we’ve made here with all of you: our friends. Our family.
The Trinh family has been serving tasty food for 33 years, despite the family’s original home being 8,600 miles away.
The family fled Vietnam more than 45 years ago when North Vietnamese forces captured Saigon.
“I remember hearing my mom saying prayers and people around you saying prayers and stuff like that and on the third day we were rescued by a Danish ship,” said Hang “Tammi” Trinh, co-owner of Pho Grand, in an interview with 5 On Your. Side in 2015.
Months later, Tammi, her seven siblings and her mother arrived in the United States, as did her future husband.
They opened their restaurant in 1989 and served Vietnamese dishes with light and fresh ingredients.
In the Facebook post, the owners invited customers to come once more ahead of their final closure to “celebrate what we’ve created together rather than mourn its end”.
Pho Grand is open from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. every day except Tuesday.
The full Facebook post is as follows:
“How can we put into words what the past 33 years have meant to all of us at Pho Grand?
“With so many of you, we shared laughter and tears, new love and heartbreak, celebration and loss. There aren’t enough words in the world to describe the countless memories we’ve created. here with all of you: our friends, our family.
“And while this decision to close our doors is bittersweet, it’s the right decision. And we want to celebrate what we’ve created together rather than mourn its end. So please come see us for one last times before June 13, 2022.
“And if you can’t make it, share some of your favorite memories in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!”