F** *** John Chinese Eatery Closes Doors In Cooperstown

F** *** John Chinese Eatery

Closes Doors In Cooperstown

Tourists Smiled At Restaurant’s Name, Bought Hats Since 1991

The sign went up on the door over the weekend: Foo Kin John's Restaurant in Cooperstown is closing its doors "permanently." (allotsego.com photo)
The sign went up on the door over the weekend: Foo Kin John’s Restaurant in Cooperstown is closing its doors “permanently.” (allotsego.com photo)
The Zhang family was photographed after their story was featured in Family Circle magazine in 2006. (allotsego.com file photo)
The Zhang family was photographed after their story was featured in Family Circle magazine in 2006. (allotsego.com file photo)

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.

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