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Nov 10, 2008 01:13 PM

Chinatown Chicken Store

So there's this new chicken store on the SW corner of Stockton and Pacific, where the crepe restaurant used to be. They're doing a land office business selling whole chickens and chicken parts. There's no English name or signage outside, but the sign does have a picture of a chicken and the words "Since 1932." Does anybody know if this is a new location for some historic Chinatown poultry operation?

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  1. Maybe Hop Sang is back?

    Here's the 2003 thread on its closure,

    10 Replies
    1. re: Melanie Wong

      Hop Sing was the name I could not remember when I first read this post. But from what I remember of Hop Sing it was main a "red" meat store. Pork was the main item my Mother purchase there. I still remember a real nice Lady who gave me a hot dog each we went. I will be in the City on the weekedn and will look at this new chicken store.

      1. re: yimster

        Well, I went down to Man Sung today (the small poultry store on Grant b/t Pacific and Broadway), and the big poultry/fish/some veggie store right next to it was gone. I wonder, then, if it moved to Stockton and Pacific?

        1. re: PegS

          That would be New On Sang Poultry, also mentioned in the thread about Hop Sang I linked above. It's been around for generations and seemed to be thriving, maybe it has moved uphill.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I had noticed too that New An Sang was closed "for repainting." Maybe it's moved to Stockton and Pacific (they'd need more space than Oishi Crepes, which was tiny). I'll check it out..

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              It is indeed On Sang/An Sheng (they dropped the "new") crammed into that tiny space. There were only dressed chickens in evidence, and I assume they have an off-site prep area. The Oishi space is hemmed in by active retail tenants.

              I'm guessing they haven't given up the Grant avenue space and will return there once work on it is finished, keeping the Pacific/Stockton corner with its tremendous foot traffic.

              1. re: Xiao Yang

                On Sang's storefront on Grant has a lot of work going on. However, it also has an eviction restoration notice posted from the landlord.

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  My Mother mentioned that there is a bit of a stir concerning this store opening....... maybe about the way they went about closing the old store? She mentioned that the paper had an article about it ........ maybe someone else can fill in the details?

                  1. re: gordon wing

                    Among other things, they are being accused of stiffing their workers again (there was a similar scandal years ago). Here's one view of it:

                    1. re: Xiao Yang

                      That is a shame. Well for years I have purchase my Chinese chickens and ducks a few doors down Man Sung which as old and has a great rep.

                      I will continue to do so.

                      Man Sung
                      1116 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA

          2. re: yimster

            You are right that Hop Sang was a pork store, but the pork industry likes to call pork "the other white meat," not red meat ;-)

          1. re: SoylentG

            Walked by yeaterday and saw duck in the window for 1.39 a lb.