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Tony Hu sells Lao Beijing – Crain’s dining blog – Crain’s Chicago Business

Chicago restaurateur Tony Hu has sold one of his Chinatown restaurants, Lao Beijing, to a longtime employee, both confirmed today.
The restaurant, which opened in 2008 and is known for its encyclopedic menu featuring northern Chinese cuisine, changed hands Jan. 1, when it was bought by Cong Geng, 26.

Geng said he had worked for about six years at Lao Beijing prior to buying the spot. It is his first and only restaurant. Terms were not disclosed.
Hu “has a lot going on. He’s working hard,” Geng said. “He asked me (to buy the restaurant), so I take it.”
Geng said he has no…….. Read more

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