FIVE QUESTIONS WITH MELANIE YANG, MANAGER OF PEGGE HOPPER GALLERY
Collected by Hannah Broderick, image by Rachel Halemanu
How has being in Chinatown influenced your business?
After setbacks, it's great to see how people still want to come, visit, and open businesses. Whatever it is that keeps the Chinatown allure, I can't help but have a hopeful spirit, glass is half full outlook.
Describe your customers, any surprises?
A mixed bag, I love how people come in and take time to look at the paintings. It is very reassuring.
Where is your favorite place to get lunch in Chinatown?
Slice of pizza from JJ Dolan’s, cabbage slaw salad from Red Pepper on Fort Street Mall, and tabouleh from Kan Zaman.
Describe Chinatown in five words or less.
Romantic, sentimental, brick and mortar, unraveling.
If Chinatown were an ice cream flavor, what would it be?
Salty lemon with ginger.