East and West Cafe's garden, near Tacoma Mall
Floyd's mom is Vin Floyd, who opened East West in 1993. Floyd said his 71-year-old mother "is still a firecracker."
"She kind of retired last year and I took over," he said. "The restaurant business wasn't for me. East West is such a big part of my mom's life. She's looking at keeping it going."
East West Cafe Proctor, which opened in 2005, is unaffected by East West Cafe's situation. Vin Floyd's relatives own and operate that restaurant independently.