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Old Shanghai’s Restaurant Constantinople

Posted: September 21st, 2022 | No Comments »

A contact in China sent me this great photo of the Restaurant Constantinople, once resident on the 1011 Avenue Joffre (though usually described – post the end of Concessions initial KMT road renaming Lingsen Road and then in the post-1949 second renaming of the CCP Huai Hai Middle Road). A White Russian-run establishment that had been around since the 1930s described as a ‘Caucasian Restaurant’ with a garden at the back for outside dining. Sadly the Constaninople is now buried under the ghastly IAPM Mall, which I don’t think anyone sane would argue is an improvement.

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