Chinatown Report: This Week in Chinatown
Las Vegas Chinatown news and analysis by Chinatownvegas.com. Food. Restaurants. Tips. Things to do. Events. What’s in? What’s out? RUMORS + much more
Chinatown Vegas wishes everyone a very happy, safe, and prosperous Chinese New Year, the 2023 Year of the Rabbit. Also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year is the most important festival in China as well as in many other Asian nations.
The festival celebrates the new year of the lunisolar Chinese calendar and traditionally honors ancestors and deities. Holiday lucky foods, such as dumplings, fish, long noodles, and rice cake are some of the foods shared amongst family and friends.
Aside from the upcoming NY, Chinatown has been bustling as usual despite the rain and cold. This may not be the coldest winter in recent memory, but it is the longest. Nighttime and morning temperatures have dipped to below freezing and there has been much well-needed rain. If you’re wondering why it rarely rains here, it’s because it just “mists” us geographically 😉
Here’s the weather forecast for the week ahead.
Let’s have a look and see what is new in Chinatown.
Starting from the east and heading west on Spring Mountain Rd.
What’s Up at The Center at Spring Mountain?
Low-Cost Student Massage Clinic
Mondays-Fridays from 1 pm to 5 pm, FuZuBa School of Massage and Reflexology is offering student massages for just $30 for 1 hour $50 for 2-hr, or $20 for a 30-minute chair massage. Online appointments, consultation forms, and pre-payment are necessary. You can book your appointment by clicking this link. The link will be activated only when appointments are available. So you may need to try again if none are available.
3880 Schiff Drive
Las Vegas, NV 89103
The Chinese Lunar New Year is all about eating ( Besides chasing away scary monsters) and our Chinatown markets have some amazing deals to help ease the pain of high prices and insane inflation. Check out this week’s deals at the 99 Ranch Market
The Chinatown Plaza will celebrate the 2023 Chinese New Year on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd. The two-day festival will feature food trucks and traditional performances.
Asian Community Development Council founder Vida Lin honored
Vida Lin, founder, and president of the Asian Community Development Center (ACDC) was honored by the city of Las Vegas for her outstanding service to the Las Vegas Asian community. January 18, is now officially recognized as Vida Lin Day by the City of Las Vegas Government. ACDC promotes, fosters, champions, and advocates for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the greater Nevada community. Ms. Lin founded the non-profit in 2015 and recently opened a branch in Reno to serve all of Nevada. ACDC has also opened the Healthy Asians & Pacific Islanders Medical Center, as well as organized successful community events such as Run for Rice and Walk for Wellness 5k, and the Asian Night Market.
Mooncakes Buy 3 and Get 1 for Free
Taiwanese bakery and cafe chain 85 Degrees will have a special deal on Mooncakes from today until the 29t of this month. Moon cakes are a delicacy in China and are traditionally eaten for Chinese New Year as well as during the mid-autumn festival. The cakes are filled with red or white lotis or red bean paste and are mixed with salted duck egg yolk. Mooncakes are shared between friends and family.
Also in the Shanghai Plaza, the Paleta Bar is offering 2 free plain paletas for every 10 purchased.
Aburiya Raku, the elevated Japanese grill house has changed its hours. They will close 2 hours earlier and open an hour earlier. The new hours are Mon-Sat: 5 pm-1 am and will remain closed on Sundays
Heading west at the northeast corner of Spring Mountain and Lindell, progress in the former Irene’s remodel as it will morph into a Jackpot Joanie’s
Back in our 2nd This Week in Chinatown on October 14, we reported that Irenes had closed and would reopen as a Jackpot Joanie’s. We reached out to company representatives and were told to look out for a spring 2023 opening. The exterior design has been opened and will feature two large windows on each side of the main entrance.
Jackpot Joane’s is owned by local businessman Ron Winchell who owns more than 20 gaming properties as well as the Kentucky Down racetrack. Jackpot Joanie’s will offer 24 hr gaming and spirits.
Last weekend in what seems to be senseless vandalism, nearly every door was broken in the Golden Spring Plaza. Locals blame the out-of-control homeless problem that has been plaguing the area. Despite this unfortunate incident, Chinatown remains a very safe place.
Over on the western side of Chinatown, the 168 Market also has some amazing specials for the Chinese New Year
That’s a wrap for this week. Hope you all have a wonderful Chinese New Year. Until next week, enjoy the #BestChinatown