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Chinatown San Fran: Rundown Chinatown may be revitaized by a destination restaurant

Grant Avenue used to be one of the city’s showpieces, the main street of Chinatown. It was world famous; it glittered at night. Big-time stars like Frank SinatraDanny Kaye and Red Skelton dropped by when they were in town. There was even a Rodgers and Hammerstein song about it, and old San Franciscans could sing the rousing opening: “Grant Avenue, San Francisco, California, USA.”
It has an impressive dragon gate entrance where downtown ends and Chinatown begins. But today the traditional charm of Grant Avenue is mixed in with cheesy souvenir shops and ........ Read more