Location: 11 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut, USA
Opened/Closed: c. 1917
This is the first Chinese-American restaurant I have found that was "essentially a Ladies' Restaurant." Recall that during this time period, many "regular" restaurants banned unescorted women (i.e. women not escorted by men). Today, the former Canton Restaurant space is occupied by Klingman Travel, Inc.
From The Day, April 12, 1917:
Essentially a Ladies' Restaurant
Ladies, with or without escorts, will find the new Canton Restaurant a refined and ideal eating place.
Both Chinese and American menus are temptingly served. A most quiet and home-like atmosphere prevails.
Try Chop Suey.
|11 Bank Street today|
The Canton Restaurant
11 Bank Street.
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