Video Archive: Duluth’s Chinese Lantern Restaurant

It was 25 years ago today — January 16, 1994 — when Duluth’s iconic Chinese Lantern restaurant was destroyed by fire. The video clip above is from the Asian Flavors documentary co-produced by the Minnesota Historical Society Press and Twin Cities Public Television in 2013. The full 28-minute documentary is below.

Bonus Material: The January/February issue of magazine has an article on “The Huie Legacy.”



about 3 years ago

I was coming home from a rave at the DECC and watched the fire from the top level of the Holiday Center parking ramp. The uniform shirts from the Lantern later turned up at Goodwill and I still have one.

Jacob Jacobson

about 3 years ago

Spent many lunch hours at Chinese Lantern with KDAL Sales and Production players.  Many after-6PM Newscast sessions as well with unnamed Channel 3 Weather personality. (ca: 1969-74)

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