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Seeking any info on old Chinese restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn

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Seeking any info on old Chinese restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn

adamantius | Feb 6, 2010 09:40 AM

Hello, all! I'm wondering if anyone out there is old enough to remember a large Chinese restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn, probably from the 1930's to the 50's (and possibly earning a respectable portion of their income as a nightclub which may or may not have unofficially sponsored some gaming activity of marginal legality). The owner's name was commonly known as Tom Canton (possibly changed at Ellis Island?); I suppose his southern Chinese ancestry is a given. He figures in some family anecdotes an a photo or two, but I haven't got the name or the exact location of his restaurant, other than that it was in the area of the Fulton Mall in downtown Brooklyn, not far from places like Junior's and Gage and Tollner's...

Is this ringing a bell with any older readers?

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