New Village Cafe

The New Village Cafe was built in 1955 at 1518 N. Marland and was owned and operated by Gine Gee and Bock Yee until 1978, when it was sold to William and Judy Woo, who changed the name to Woo's New Village.  In later years, the cafe was sold again and the name changed to Mi Won Chinese Restaurant.

Special thanks to Johnny Yee for use of the photos below.

Gine Gee by the restaurant entrance, early 1960's

Bock Yee in the early 1960's

Gine Gee and cashier Mary Wyatt, late 1950's

Bock Yee was co-owner and cook, shown here with daytime waitresses
and cashier and waitress manager Mary Wyatt in early 1960's

Gine Gee was night manager and night cashier,
shown here with a waitress in the early 1960's

Bock Yee with the daytime staff in the Banquet Room in the early 1960's.

The Banquet Room, shown here in the early 1960's,
later became the Village Lounge.

Early 1960's

Bock & Connie Yee in front of new sign in about 1969

This view of the back of the restaurant shows the
living quarters of the workers.

The restaurant kitchen in the late 1950's

Eddie Palmer and Bock Yee, early 1960's

Connie Yee in the kitchen, about 1970

Waitresses in 1962

Waitresses Mickey Belot, Pearl Rose,
Rosemary McCasland and Jean Warren
in 1963 (above) and 1964 (below)

Mary Wyatt in the Banquet Room, Christmas 1963

Waitresses, early 1960's

Bock Yee in 1976

Retired New Village workers
Edith Adams Baldwin, Bock Yee and Mickey Belot in 1994.

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