Downtown’s China Restaurant at 150 Jefferson has closed

China Restaurant at 150 Jefferson Ave. has closed its doors.

A sign posted on the front door of the restaurant – which was a frequent destination of some of the lawyers who worked in nearby court buildings and law offices – is titled “Outgoing of Business.”

“Dear customers,

We will be closed on October 31, 2011. Thank you for your patronage of 16 years with your kindly friendship.

China Restaurant.”