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Apr 27, 2013 09:40 PM

Chinese on Peterson Avenue in the 1960's-Help Jog My Memory

Can someone help jog my memory? I remember visiting a Chinese restaurant on Peterson Avenue (I think) when I was a child in the 1960's. IIRC the restaurant had a dance floor and/or a radio booth for some radio program that was broadcast from there. Since this was the 1960's the restaurant probably had the Cantonese style Chinese that was predominant in that era. Was it named Jimmy Seng's? Does anyone have any information about this place? Just curious-trying to satisfy my curiosity. Thank you!

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  1. Jimmy Wong's.

    I know nothing of Wong's history, but a quick Google led to the interesting tidbit that he bought up property on Argyle which led to the development of the area as a new Chinatown.

    The restaurant location was briefly Moscow at Night during the 90's with a off-off-off-Las Vegas floor show on that stage.

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    1. re: ferret

      Thanks for the info. It's very interesting that he's responsible for the development of the Argyle corridor. I'll have to check into that further.