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ChinatownLA: New Location, Same Historical Flare: Fong's Gift Shop in Chinatown

Since 1952, the family owned Fong's gift shop had occupied a modest store front in Chinatown's Chung King Road. The shop was an icon in the neighborhood, selling everything from Chinese antiques, beautifully crafted jewelry, to detailed and rare miniatures. Its red neon sign, which was mounted perpendicularly above the main entrance, is a synonymous image with Chinatown.
Fong's even served as a backdrop for Lisa See's novel, "On Gold Mountain: The One-Hundred-Year Odyssey of My Chinese-American Family." See's great grandfather Fong See, was the uncle of........ read more