Tasia, which has been in business since 2005, announced ton March 16 that they would be closing their doors by the end of the month. (Photo by Jack McGee)

Tasia – Taste of Asia, a Chinese restaurant located at 4728 S. Campbell #100 in Springfield that has been open for more than 18 years, announced on its Facebook page that March 25 will be its last day in business.

In the post, the owners attribute the closure to stress from staffing shortages and the high cost of operation. The post said that while they hope to remain open until March 25, service and hours could be limited as they run out their supplies and staff move to other jobs.

They advise patrons with unused gift certificates to use them as soon as possible.

“We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our customers for their continued support over the past 18 years,” the post reads. “…We also want to thank all our employees, past and present, for your hard work and commitment. We could not have come this far without your contribution.”

Jack McGee

Jack McGee is the business and economic development reporter at the Springfield Daily Citizen. He previously covered politics and elections for the Citizen. Before that, he worked at documentary film company Carbon Trace Productions and Missouri State University’s student-led newspaper, The Standard. He’s an MSU graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and a minor political science. Reach him at jmcgee@sgfcitizen.org or (417) 719-5129. More by Jack McGee