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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2013 12:10 pm

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Roy Choi, who started the Los Angeles food truck craze with his Kogi Korean BBQ Truck, is rolling into a new home in Chinatown.

Choi is relocating Chego!, his first sit-down restaurant,  to Chinatown’s Far East Plaza, at 727 N. Broadway, said George Yu, executive director of the Chinatown Business Improvement District.

Chego! closed its doors at its previous location in Culver City about three months ago for “renovations.” Since then Choi has been serving the restaurant’s menu of Asian fusion meals in a bowl out of the Chego Truck. There is no opening date yet for the new Chinatown location.

The Far East Plaza was originally opened in 1976 as Food Center, and was the first ethnic food court in the U.S, Yu said. He said the food court introduced things like dumplings, pot stickers, Chinese BBQ and Pho to local eaters. 

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