The new owner of shuttered Chinatown landmark restaurant Empress of China is looking into opening a restaurant on the ground floor of the building and using the top two floors for either office space or a hotel.
In a Jan. 25 letter to city Zoning Administrator Scott Sanchez, an architect for the owners sought clarification about what uses would be permitted for the six-story building at 838 Grant St.
The Empress of China, which opened in 1966 when Chinatown nightlife was thriving, oc
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