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Shangri-La

Chicago, IL
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222 N. State St.
Chicago, IL
Opened in 1944
Closed in 1968
No longer in operation.

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The space that Shangri-La occupied began as the Three Deuces nightclub, which operated during the '20s and '30s, until a fire in 1940 destroyed the nightclub. The space was briefly the Rhumba Casino, until Shangri-La opened in 1944.
Shangri-La operated for more than 20 years, closing in 1968. After the restaurant closed, the space was converted into a movie theater showing pornographic films. In 1981, the entire block was demolished, and the site is now the Chicago Renaissance Hotel.
Shangri-La's chef, Paul Fong, went on to his own restaurant, called Chef Shangri-La
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June 26, 2011, 7:39 AM
jeck988, do you remember any of the staff of the Shangri-La? I am researching the life of Miss Mary Mellanay Delhom, who worked at the restaurant, I believe as manager or business manager, in the 50s and on until the restaurant closed about 1968.
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jeck988 was a regular at Shangri-La, and was usually there late1950s- until closing in 1968.
April 7, 2010, 3:45 PM
The decor was very nice although dark. It was one of the best cantonese restauarants I have been to. The pressed duck was always outstanding. It was expensive but worth it.