Massive China Live Marketplace Opens In San Francisco’s Chinatown
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Massive China Live Marketplace Opens In San Francisco’s Chinatown

A MASSIVE NEW MARKETPLACE CALLED “CHINA LIVE” OPENED ITS DOORS JUST AN HOUR AGO. THE 30-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT COMPLEX IS ON BROADWAY BETWEEN STOCKTON AND COLUMBUS… KPIX FIVE’S JULIE WATTS HAS BEEN CHECKING OUT THE BIGGEST THING TO HAPPEN TO CHINATOWN IN DECADES.. – nat It’s the talk of the town A project 3 years in the making And all eyes are on China live – Tourists will come because it’s a fascinating place to visit but locals are very important Founder and World Renowned executive chef George Chen promises the 30,000 square-foot food drink and retail emporium will be like nothing Chinatown has ever seen many hope it will revitalize the world famous tourist destination that’s been criticized for losing its rich culture Among a sea of souvenir shops. – sot I think this is the perfect place to kind of bridge the cultures across the oceans and the past to the present and future. The fusion between old and new… San Francisco and Chinatown… Is clear around every corner From The grab and go tea café… juxtaposed with a traditional tea room inback To The painting the greets you when you walk in… – nat Golden gate bridge, Alcatraz, there’s even an old scholar I had them put in drinking wine the cuisine itself, authentic Chinese – sot people say Chinese don’t have ovens well this is their oven This traditional ceramic Coldren dates back 1000 years Chen believes it is the only in the US – nat One of eight food stations intended to serve as a demonstration of traditional Chinese cooking…. as much entertainment as cuisine And in true San Francisco fashion the food is farm to table – first Chinese menu that changes daily. It’s hyper seasonal. If I see a little old lady shopping like that certainly a Chinese restaurant should do the same. In China lives retail space… they sell many of the ingredients they use along with pantry and kitchen items … – here you have literally 8 tables And just upstairs, still under construction, A hidden bar… and planned exclusive high end restaurant… with only eight tables…And a private back alley entrance… – a hostess will walk you down But despite the opulence upstairs.. he stresses china live has something for everyone – SOt – I expect some of the Chinatown little old ladies to come in here and say I want that dish because I can’t get it anywhere else In addition to the The award- winning restauranteurs behind china live… The restaurant posts so impressive special advisors the uniforms designed by an award-winning costume designer the lighting advisor also an advisor on 18 Super Bowl halftime shows. Upstairs opens in May. JULIE, ARE THE PLACES EXPENSIVE? WHAT KINDS OF PRICES ARE WE LOOKING AT? THANKS JULIE

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