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A Day in Richardson's Chinatown

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Elroy Johnson IV
One of several signs welcoming guests to DFW’s Chinatown.

Located on Greenville Avenue in Richardson is the cultural center of the Chinese-American community in the metroplex, Chinatown. The Chinatown community was started by a community of Chinese investors who bought a shopping complex in the mid-80s. Today the Chinatown community has more than 10 Asian-based restaurants, a coffee house, a bank, a hair salon, and currently adding a grocery store. At the core of this community is the Dallas Chinese Community Center, a non-profit organization that works to promote Chinese culture in the metroplex. The center routinely hosts cultural events, including the 14th Annual Karaoke competition that occurred on August 27th.

Photography by Elroy Johnson IV