Reporter Nathan Fung asks Grace Law what she remembers of the old Mirama restaurant on 94 St. and Jasper Ave, and what did this old dim sum place mean to her and possibly other Chinese Canadians living in Edmonton.
For years, the Mirama Dining and Lounge restaurant was a popular spot for Chinese Canadians, and it was the place where big celebrations were held like weddings, Chinese New Year festivities, graduations, etc.
But the restaurant’s fortunes took a turn for the worst in 2004 when a wedding turned into a bloody brawl between two rival gangs. Eventually, the building became abandoned and it was finally torn down in 2018.
This is Part 1 of a miniseries about the Mirama restaurant by Nathan Fung. Part 2 comes out on July 22.
- Demolition of former Mirama Dining Lounge begins (CTV Edmonton, December 18, 2018)
- Wedding violence gang-related, Edmonton police say (The Globe and Mail, July 20, 2004)
- Two local bars and one restaurant fined for fire code regulations (CTV Edmonton, March 20, 2010)
- South Chinatown Mall Demolition (Boyle McCauley News, May 2019)