BANGOR – After more than 30 years, a popular Chinese restaurant in Bangor will be under new management.
Former Panda Garden owner Mike Yao is retiring and handing over the reins to a woman and her brother.
He says he took over the restaurant when his kids were in elementary school, but didn’t plan to stay as long as he did.
Now, three decades later, he says it’s time to move on.
“I’m really lucky, you know, for all my loyal customers, supporting me for 30 years,” Yao said. “I really, really appreciate it.”
But Yao isn’t going anywhere just yet.
Even though he’s no longer the owner, Yao says he plans to stick around and help the new owners get everything settled.