Post card is colorful and shows inside interior pictures plus the outside door area
Offered since 1919 Chinese American Food
The following is part of an article written by Rick Nelson of the Star Tribune which was updated
February 25, 1999
Walter James founded the restaurant in 1919 at 14 S. 7th St., now the site of the Dayton-Radisson
parking ramp. He opened a second Nankin in downtown Chicago in 1933, where it stayed for 15 years
before moving to suburban Skokie. In 1949, James sold the Minneapolis Nankin to the Golden and
Chalfen families, which also had interests in Holiday on Ice and the Minneapolis Lakers
The Nankin moved across the street to 15 S. 7th St. in the late 1950s. In 1981, it relocated to City
Center. US Restaurants, the company behind the Green Mill chain, were co-owners briefly in the late
1980s. The Wu family, founders of the Szechuan Star Restaurant in Edina, have owned the Nankin for
the past 10 years.
Their lease expired the end of January 1999 and the restaurant sadly closed.
You can read the rest of the article here.
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