Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jade Mountain was in business from 1931 to 2007

Reginald Chan took over the business from his grandfather, an immigrant from Guangdong, China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³. This Chinese restaurant specialized in chop suey, chow mein 🍜and egg foo young. When we interviewed Reginald, he told us that their menu really hadn't changed except for the prices (in 1931 the chow mein lunch special was 38 cents). Sadly, the restaurant closed in January 2007, after Reginald was killed while delivering an order of food on his bicycle late one evening. We miss Jade Mountain and Reginald (R.I.P.). Photo and full interview with Reginald appear in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York".

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