ChinaSF Hosts Annual Fundraiser
ChinaSF was thrilled its 8th annual event was celebrated alongside the grand opening of Chinatown's newest culinary destination, China Live, on Thursday, February 23rd. Envisioned and carefully curated by restaurateur George Chen and Cindy Wong-Chen, China Live is a 30,000 square foot development that houses a Chinese-Market restaurant, an all-day Oolong cafe, three distinctly different restaurant concepts, a retail section and flower mart. The upper floors of China Live include George Chen’s Eight Tables - an elegant restaurant offering a seasonal eight course tasting menu, a craft cocktail bar overlooking Broadway Street, and the Gold Mountain Lounge - a private dining/lounge space.
More than 800 people attended the event, which included a traditional opening ceremony with firecrackers and Chinese lion dancers, followed by a program emceed by our executive director Darlene Chiu Bryant, with remarks from Founder and Proprietor of China Live George Chen, Chris Wight of Cypress Properties, California State Senator Scott Wiener, California State Assemblymen Phil Ting and David Chiu, as well as San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin.
The opening of China Live has already made a tangible economic contribution to San Francisco. So far, China Live has created 100 jobs from its construction project as well as 90 additional jobs with the opening of the first floor. China Live has projected to hire approximately 100 more people to staff its upper floors.