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Mayor Ed Lee with boxcar theatre, China Live, and Cypress Properties

Behind China Live's 644 Broadway Deal

GlobeSt.com takes a closer look behind how George Chen, the creator of Betelnut and Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco, chose to anchor San Francisco’s Chinatown for its newest restaurant concept, China Live. On the roof of 644 Broadway, L-R: Jeff Lee (Principal, Cypress Properties Group), Cindy Wong-Chen (Principal, China Live), Michele Turnure-Salleo (Director of Filmmaker 360, San Francisco Film Society), Richard Miyashiro (Managing Partner, China Live), David Scanlon (Associate Director, Cushman & Wakefield), George Chen (Principal, China Live), Chris Wight (Principal, Cypress Properties Group), Noah Cowan (Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society) Read more

China Live and San Francisco Film Society Take Most of Available Space at 644 Broadway Announces Cypress Properties Group

Cypress Properties Group Co-Managing Principals Chris Wight and Jeff Lee announced today that a new restaurant and hospitality concept “China Live” headed by noted restaurateur, George Chen, plus the San Francisco Film Society, have committed to long-term leases at 644 Broadway Street, a 45,000-square-foot building in San Francisco.Read more

Ferry Building-style food emporium to open in Chinatown

A new 20,000-square-foot Chinese food emporium is coming to San Francisco’s Chinatown — a combination marketplace and high-end restaurant by restaurateur George Chen. Read more

China Live: Exploring the AvroKO design of the upcoming Chinatown mega-marketplace

When it comes to China Live — the ambitious Chinese culinary compound taking shape on Broadway — the design will be paramount, explains partner George Chen. And that’s a big reason why the China Live team decided to go with AvroKO, the hotshot design and concept firm based in New York. Though AvroKO’s work in the Bay Area has been limited to places like RN74, AvroKO also has experience in creating market halls, like New York’s Gotham West Market.Read more

A First Look at the Space and Plans for China Live in Chinatown

Yesterday I took a jaunt to Chinatown to meet with part of the ~CHINA LIVE~ team (which included founder George Chen, managing partner Richard Miyashiro, director of programming and corporate communication Janine Shiota, and director of marketing Doug Collister) to tour the space and hear more about the plans for the former Gold Mountain at 644 Broadway Read more

SF Business Times article on 644 Broadway

A converted office building that once housed one of the nation’s largest dim sum restaurants has traded for $8.5 million, a record sale for a commercial building in Chinatown. Cypress Properties Group, led by Chris Wight and Jeff Lee, has acquired 644 Broadway, a 42,500-square-foot building that was, until 2012, home to Golden Mountain Restaurant. The building includes a 437-seat theater. Read more

Visit with Mayor Ed Lee

With David Chiu, SF Supervisor

With Carmen Chu, SF Recorder-Assessor

Meeting at the sales office of Kadoo in Zhuhai, China Oct.16,2013.

Philip Choy the original Architect of 644 Broadway and renowned historian with his new book SF Chinatown- A Guide to its History and Architecture

At Sundance Film Festival

At Sundance Film Festival

SF Film Society