Tourists Smiled At Restaurant’s Name, Bought Hats Since 1991
COOPERSTOWN – Local patrons of takeout Chinese food witnessed the Zhang children growing up.
With a chuckle, tourists carried the establishment’s suggestive shirts and hats all over the world.
More than a generation of Cooperstown High School students – literally, the establishment was 24 years old – would hang out at 48-50 Pioneer St., gnoshing egg rolls and sesame chicken.
Then, over the weekend, word began to spread: Foo Kin John’s, for years Cooperstown’s only Chinese restaurant, had closed its doors. “Permanently,” according to a sign on the door.