Chinatown ponders future with Walmart in it

Chinatown ponders future with Walmart in it

Phillip Wong, center, and Tony Hong Jr. share a laugh in front of a coffee shop in Monterey Park, Calif., where the Chinese presence is growing as the gentrification of downtown Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown pushes established residents out to the suburbs.
Patrons eat dinner at a restaurant in Monterey Park, Calif. As Old Chinatown becomes more gentrified, established Chinese residents find themselves pushed out to suburbs such as Monterey Park. The new Walmart development downtown seems to symbolize the changing character of Chinatown, reflecting the neighborhood’s traditional multi-ethnic population.

Chinatown ponders future with Walmart in it

Phillip Wong, center, and Tony Hong Jr. share a laugh in front of a coffee shop in Monterey Park, Calif., where the Chinese presence is growing as the gentrification of downtown Los Angeles’ Old Chinatown pushes established residents out to the suburbs.
Patrons eat dinner at a restaurant in Monterey Park, Calif. As Old Chinatown becomes more gentrified, established Chinese residents find themselves pushed out to suburbs such as Monterey Park. The new Walmart development downtown seems to symbolize the changing character of Chinatown, reflecting the neighborhood’s traditional multi-ethnic population.
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