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