Fong’s, a Conception Bay institution for 6 decades, closes | CBC News

Fong’s, a Conception Bay institution for 6 decades, closes | CBC News
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The Fong family set up the business in 1959, a few years after moving to Carbonear. (Google Maps)

Fong’s Restaurant and Motel, a staple of birthday dinners, weddings and even politician banquets in Carbonear, has closed its doors after over 60 years in business.

Art Fong’s family first arrived in Newfoundland via St. John’s, and came to Carbonear in 1954, with Fong’s father opening Fong’s Restaurant in the community five years later.

The restaurant became widely known for its Chinese and Canadian food, and the business expanded to house motel units in the 1980s.

“I put the building up on the highway in ’82 with the restaurant first, then in ’83 I put eight units on. Then in ’85 or ’87 I put another eight unions on and a banquet hall on,” Art Fong, the business’s owner, told…



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