Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1978 Page: 16 of 16
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Southwest Chinese Journal
VOL.4 NO.4 April 1978
SUBSCRIPTION $5 00 PER YEAR
Phone: 227-1201 or 227-1203
I Serving the Chinese Community of the Southwest United States 1 P.O. Box 18603 — Houston, Texas 77023
CHINATOWN THEATER GRAND OPENING
TUESDAY MAY 2nd 1978
Tuesday, May 2nd, 1978 is the date for the
Grand Opening of the recently completed BoBo Lang
Theater, located on Walker at Chartres. Ceremonies
will begin at 5 pm with a ribbon cutting by Governor
Dolph Briscoe and Mayor Jim McConn. The public is
invited to take part in the open house by visiting
the 300 seat capacity theater and staying for refresh-
ments. Movies have already begun showing as of March
22nd, every day of the week. (The theater phone num-
ber is 225-9771 for schedules and titles.)
This date should be remembered as the beginning
of a dynamic and exciting spurt of growth for the
too long stagnated Chinatown area. The theater is but
the first of several building projects which have al-
ready passed the drawing board stage. A 13,200 sq.
ft. lot directly across the street from the theater
and bounded by McKinney, St. Emmanuel and Walker has
already been cleared to make way for a 6 unit shop-
ping center. Scheduled to be completed by June of
this year are a Chinese restaurant, a Chinese deli-
catessen, an import/export store, drug store, gift
shop and drive in grocery store.
The man primarily behind both of these encourag-
ing business ventures is well known Houston restaur-
anteer Lang Y. Woo, better known as "Bo Bo". Archi-
tect for both projects is Alfed Chin of Alco Con-
struction Co. Inc.
Other lots in the immediate vicinity have also
been purchased by Chinese and will probably be sim-
Cooperation from the City of Houston and other
downtown developers has been promised to the Chinese
Economic Development Corporation (comprised of a
group of Chinatown developers) and its president,
Lang. Y. Woo. Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., of
One and Two Houston Center, Downtown, will soon be
constructing a 500 room hotel complex on the site of
the old Continental Bus terminal. Projected com-
pletion date is 2 years. Mayor Jim McConn has prom-
ised a mini bus route to run from central downtown
to Chinatown, extra lighting and security, and
road repair and paving for the Chinatown area.
All of this adds up to a strong desire of the
city government, the people of Houston, and the
Houston Chinese community to see a successful re-
birth and revitalization of the Chinatown area.
By Judy L*e
WILLIAM Y. SIM
ATTORNEY AT LAW
SUITE 808, WORLD TRADE BUILDING
HOUSTON, TEXAS 77002
WEST LAKE NOODLE CO
OF HOUSTON, INC.
2902 CAROLINE ST., (CORNER OF TUAM ST.)
HOUSTON, TEXAS 7 7004
TELEPHONE (713) 65H-1700
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Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1978, newspaper, April 1, 1978; Houston, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth273746/m1/16/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.