By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jan 14, 2021 at 6:09 PM

William Ho's, a restaurant which served Chinese fare at 3524 N. Oakland Ave. in Shorewood for over 30 years has closed.

After finding the restaurant's ordering platform down and the restaurant's phone number disconnected, we reached out to Steph Salvia, executive director for the Shorewood Business Improvement District

She was able to confirm that, after persisting through many months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners recently decided to close the restaurant and retire.

The restaurant, long known for both the decorative facade on its building (which sports large sea creatures, including a lobster), its worn-yet-opulant decor and menu of Chinese staples, served up countless dishes to neighborhood residents and hungry UW-Milwaukee students over the  course of three decades.

What fortune lies for someone new in the iconic restaurant space? Only time will tell.

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.