LOYAL customers of retiring Chinese takeaway owners Yiu and Tai Kan have been thanked for their best wishes.

The couple are closing the doors on their long-standing family business Wing Wah, which has served the Wilmslow community for almost half a century.

The Chapel Lane takeaway was opened in 1975, and is closing for the final time at 10.30pm tonight (Tuesday).

Yiu, 71, and his wife Tai, 58, are retiring, and have received cards and flowers from customers who are sad to see the business close, with one customer painting a picture for the couple as a farewell gift.

People were thanked for their best wishes and kind words by their daughter Helen, who is a food services assistant at Sainsbury’s in Wilmslow.

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The takeaway closes for the last time tonight (Tuesday)

She said: “We would like to thank our many loyal customers over the years who have visited the shop, and it has been a great joy and pleasure to serve the community. Thank you for all your custom over the years.”

Helen said her grandparents opened Wing Wah in 1975 in a former fish and chip shop after emigrating from Hong Kong to Liverpool.

Following their retirement back to Hong Kong in 1991 Helen’s parents took over the running of the takeaway.

Helen is the eldest of the couple’s four children, and said her parents, who live on the premises, hoped to convert the building into a house.