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Mei Lai Wah to stay open

merry | Sep 16, 2005 09:05 AM

I dragged my Cantonese-speaking boyfriend to Mei Lai Wah to find out when the place would be closing. After a 5-minute discussion with one of the men my boyfriend turns to me and says simply "They're not closing," and then tucks into a pork bun.

Turns out they were going to close because rent there has tripled since the last lease. But they worked out a deal with the landlord so they are going to stay open. Happy news!

The unhappy side is that, according to the man at Mei Wai Lah, a lot of smaller Chinatown joints are having trouble with the skyrocketing rent and their futures are uncertain...not that this is shocking news, but still very sad nonetheless...

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