Yen Yen, the charming Chinese restaurant with locations in Cocoa Beach and Winter Springs has closed. News came first of the Winter Springs restaurants, which opened in 2007, with an "urgent announcement" on the eatery's Web site:
To all my lovely customers and friends:
Regretfully announced the closure of Yen Yen Winter Springs effectively immediately. Thank you very much for all the past support indeed. I had a wonderful time with you in my Life, and of course, the unforgettable memory that can never disappear. You all take good care of yourself. Stay well! All the best!
However, a call to the Cocoa Beach restaurant, on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Minuteman Causeway, got a recorded greeting that said that restaurant, too, was closed, due to renovations in the kitchen.
I reviewed both restaurants in 2007 and found the food, the service and the decor enjoyable, especially the Winter Springs location. (The Cocoa Beach restaurant took over the building that has been various businesses over the years, including the Prince of Wales British pub.) It could very well be that the Cocoa Beach restaurant is indeed undergoing renovations, but it doesn't sound good.