The owner of the Chinese restaurant, whose supplier was killed in an alleged row over duck sauce, says he’s struggling to make ends meet, struggling to find delivery people – and now can’t even get near duck sauce.
“I don’t want to touch it,” Ken Yang, owner of the Great Wall in Queens, told The Post on Sunday. “I can’t because it brings back bad memories.”
Yang visibly jumped back when a Post photographer asked the owner if he could pose for a photo with a container of duck sauce.
Yang added that when it comes time to refill the container with duck sauce packets at the front of the restaurant, “my staff do it.”
Yang said he was still shocked by the death of his supplier Zhiwen Yan, 45, more than a month later.
On Wednesday, suspected shooter Glenn Hirsch, 50, was finally arrested in the horrifying case.
Yang said he has lost business and has continued to struggle to find delivery people since the killing.
Hirsch was apparently upset for months at the amount of duck sauce he received in a takeout order, eventually venting his anger on the hardworking Yan, authorities said.
“We lost business [after the shooting]. I’m still losing business. I can’t bring suppliers to work,” Yang said. “Nobody wants to do it because it’s not safe. You are scared.
“The community helps me. They come in more often because I can’t supply them. I thank them for that. I need the community to continue supporting my business.”
Yang said he was grateful that authorities arrested Hirsch, who he described as “very dangerous” but is still watching his back.
“I need a protection order for myself and my staff. That’s very important,” he said. “I need the police to do something for our safety. I need them to patrol the area, come over.
“He should go to jail and they shouldn’t let him out,” Yang said of the suspect. “Let him stay there forever. I need my community to be safe.”
Yang said he wanted to put up a partition in front of the restaurant but couldn’t afford it.
“I’ll set up glass,” he said, gesturing toward the counter area. “At the moment it is open, it is not certain. When my employees do something, they don’t look, they don’t see what’s going on.
“I don’t have the money for it at the moment, but I need it. It is important that I and my employees are safe.”
Hirsch bombarded the Great Wall with phone calls and even called 911 for months after becoming angry at the amount of duck sauce he received in a takeout order last year, authorities said.
He was indicted in Queens Superior Court on Thursday and charged with second-degree murder, weapons possession, stalking and threats and being held without bail.
Yang vowed to be there for Yan’s family, including his widow and three children.
“I lost my brother,” Yang said, putting his hand on his left chest area. “I will remember him for the rest of my life. He will be in my heart forever.
“It changed my life forever.”
Yang said he has not spoken to Yan’s widow, Eva Zhao, since the arrest.
“Right now she is very sad. I don’t want to talk to her too much,” Yang said. “Talking to her brings everything back up and I don’t want to hurt her any more than she already is.”
Zhao waved off a Post reporter who knocked on her door on Sunday.
“We are all relieved that someone was arrested,” Zhao said in a statement released through her attorney on Thursday.
At Hirsch’s Briarwood home, a neighbor said: ‘I’ve never seen him and I hope I never do.
“He’s in jail now, he’s going to have a trial, and [I] I hope he will be locked up forever so he never comes back here again.”
Hirsch’s apartment spy was sealed with black tape.
https://nypost.com/2022/06/05/chinese-eatery-where-nyc-deliveryman-was-killed-struggles/ A Chinese restaurant where a NYC delivery man was killed is struggling