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Popeyes Chicken / China Dragon, 3313 Farrow Road: 27 April 2009   10 comments

Posted at 11:22 pm in restaurants

It appears that China Dragon restaurant on the corner of Farrow Road and Beltline Boulevard is gone. When I took these pictures, it was after the return date stated on the vacation sign, but the phone had not been disconnected, so I held off posting. Now the phone is cut off and when I drove by this evening, there were a couple of cars there with people who seemed to be looking at the property (though there is no "For Sale" sign).

I never ate at China Dragon but the building has been there forever, and stuck in my mind as a kid because of the rocky exterior. Since we went down that way so seldom, I had a poor mental model in my mind of exactly where it was, and would always be surprised when I saw it again.

The building design is clearly the same as this much restauranted building on Decker Boulevard, so going by the comments there, it was probably originally a Popeye's Chicken.

UPDATE 12 June 2009: Added Popeyes Chicken to the post title.

Written by ted on June 11th, 2009

10 Responses to 'Popeyes Chicken / China Dragon, 3313 Farrow Road: 27 April 2009'

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  1. You are correct, it was a Popeye's

    Tom

    12 Jun 09 at 8:45 am

  2. Not to sound like Cliff Clavin of Cheers fame, but I heard on Jeopardy last night that the Popeyes restaurant chain was named not after the famous cartoon/comic character but instead after "Popeye Doyle" of the movie The French Connection.

    There's your useless trivia for the day folks.

    Brian

    12 Jun 09 at 9:38 am

  3. There's one on Decker like this too. I remember it being an Arby's and probably a Popeye's before that.

    Mr. Bill

    12 Jun 09 at 1:31 pm

  4. I always thought the fact the old PFC etched glass was never removed from this location was amusing.

    Thomas

    12 Jun 09 at 5:58 pm

  5. There was another Popeyes (same design, from the same era) on Knox Abbot. It's now the Vacuum Center.

    http://www.vacuumcenter.com/

    E.J.

    13 Jun 09 at 2:58 pm

  6. This location got held up several times a year. This may have contributed to its closing.

    joel

    13 Jun 09 at 7:23 pm

  7. After being vacant a few months, this location has been fixed up and is in the process of being reopened as Jade Palace. I think it is the first time I have seen the outside signs working in at least a decade.

    Thomas

    28 Jan 10 at 11:55 pm

  8. Jade Palace has now opened in the old China Dragon location. I wish them luck.

    Thomas

    11 Feb 10 at 1:42 pm

  9. Jade Palace? Wasn't there one of these in the spring valley area?

    Mr Bill

    11 Feb 10 at 3:25 pm

  10. I NEVER EVER wanted to eat out this filthy looking building. Seems like lots of people stayed in there ordering their fried rice. Ugh.

    Amanda

    7 Jul 10 at 9:33 am

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