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Le-Le’s minus one; Carrs revving up in Lakewood

Post by News Tribune Staff on Dec. 7, 2007 at 10:26 am | No Comments »
December 7, 2007 10:26 am

Le-Le Tran, before she retired. Her husband, Andy, still owns Le-Le’s in Tacoma.

"Everybody Comes to Le-Le’s." That’s what Tacoma novelist-drug prosecutor Mark Lindquist said about Hilltop’s Vietnamese/Thai eatery in his latest book, "The King of Methelehem."

It was a compliment in fiction, and true in the sense that Le-Le attracts a diverse and faithful clientele.

Now Le Le’s clientele will have to go to the seven-year-old Hilltop restaurant. That’s because Le-Le’s Lakewood location, which opened in 2006, is now closed.

Carrs Restaurant and Bar is taking over Le Le’s Lakewood location. A sign in the window says Carrs will open in January, a recording on its telephone says mid-January.

Le-Le: 1012 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma; 253-572-9491.

Carrs Restaurant and Bar: 11006 Bridgeport Way S.W., Lakewood; 253-584-4622. Opening date: January.

Meanwhile, a sign on the door of Gari of Sushi says the restaurant is closed for repairs and will re-open soon.

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