Beloved Chinatown restaurant Empress of China to close

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A beloved restaurant in San Francisco's Chinatown will close its doors on Wednesday after nearly half a century in business. The Empress of China opened on Grant Avenue in 1966.

The restaurant received notice in September that the building would be going on the market by the end of the year.

The restaurant is well known for its intricate centuries-old chandeliers. Countless weddings and events have been hosted there. It was also visited by its fair share of celebrities over the years.

Portraits of Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra hang on the walls.
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