Due to lobbying by a new coaliton of community groups, the Philadelphia River Port Authority has informed Joseph Groh that he will not be able to lease the Columbus Blvd site in South Philadelphia. Mr. Groh had put up large signs announcing the imminent opening of his second Chink's Cheeseteak outlet this weekend. Wednesday March 26, 2008, the signs came down. In 2004, a barbershop named "Chinks" in Philadelphia agreed to change its name with assistance from local Asian American groups. The groups paid for the sign replacement and filing amendments in Harrisburg.
So no new Chink's in South Philly, thank goodness. The original location, however, still exists and will continue doing business as usual, racist name and all. I cannot comprehend how a business with a name like this can exist for so long... and no one gives a crap. The fight continues.