In an effort to re-invest and re-invent the image of the Chinatown commercial community, investors in the project have already taken down Little Joe’s, a famous Italian restaurant and landmark, and will replace it with new retail stores and apartment complex which will be called Blossom Plaza.
Looking from afar, the construction have definitely changed the feel of the place.The building, Little Joe’s that I am used to seeing symbolizes a historic part of Chinatown to me.And now that it is gone, that feeling of familiarity has become unfamiliar and strange.
Perhaps this is the beginning of something good in an odd sense. Isn’t change a good thing? Or perhaps it is only a thing we tell ourselves to accept because change is inevitable and we cannot stop it from happening but we can only go along with it?
Change is inevitable and perhaps it is for the better, especially for the Chinatown commerce community. Look around on any given week day or night and you will notice it is quite dead; however, on the weekends the commercial community becomes quite lively. I wish to see the commerce aspect of this community improve within the near future.
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