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Beijing Tasty House Moves Into Jinxed Location

Just when it was reported in the jinxed location thread that the last occupant at 172 E. Valley Bl. in San Gabriel had shut down (Niko Niko), the space is already re-occupied. This time it's Beijing Tasty House, which moved from its previous location on Garvey in the Square in Rosemead. I'm thinking that this move might unjinx the location, since Beijing Tasty House seems to be a successful operation looking for a larger location. Menu is the same as before, so no additional comments here.

This location is one of the very few in the Los Angeles area to have 10 or more different Chinese restaurants over the years.

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  1. Have you been to either? Any recommendations on what to get?

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    1. re: andytseng

      Only once for a pretty good fish dish. Seem to recall big color pictures of whole fish casseroles or something like that in the window of the Garvey location.

    2. State Board of Equalization recently audited many of the Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, and many places had to close immediately as they could not pay the taxes.
      I hear that number was around ten or so.

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      1. re: carter

        1) the state is desperate for money.
        2) if they're that desperate, we're going to lose most of the successful chinese places in the SGV.
        3) i think i'm going to cry.

        1. re: barryc

          On the other hand, the state has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to certain sales tax issues.

          1. re: Chandavkl

            i won't contest that, my primary concern is about selective prosecution.

            1. re: barryc

              Not necessarily selective prosecution if you're talking about restaurants playing the "name game". Of course those that change their name may be just the tip of the iceberg.

              http://www.menuism.com/blog/why-resta...

              1. re: Chandavkl

                i suspected something like this was a factor in some restaurant changes. i was thinking more along the lines of selective prosecution due to race/culture.

                but of course we asians do have a rep for being duplicitous.... (yeah, i'm asian so i can say this and avoid being tagged as a bigot in this case, unlike another recent post)

          1. re: JThur01

            I also hope to see a list, but I know that a li shan / hunan seafood had been contacted by the BOE, since there was a card on their door from them around their closure date.

          2. re: carter

            places that have shitty CPAs deserve to close.

            Niko Niko couldn't have closed due to BOE though, they weren't around long enough to not file taxes. =D

            1. re: TonyC

              i dunno, some people skilled in the kitchen may not be great at handling the business end of things. or worse, because they're asian they're obligated to give their business to a cousin or some other family nitwit.

            2. re: carter

              How does a cash-only business fail an audit?

              1. re: ipsedixit

                observation (manual or otherwise) to chart customer/worker count over a given time period and see if it jives with reported numbers?

                or compare numbers to reported sales from their vendors? if you claim to do only so much business but you're purchasing so much in raw (no pun intended) materials, etc...