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Empress of China

Dallas, Texas

June 2002

Empress of China is located at the intersection of the North Dallas Toll way at Trinity Mills Road is a 6,100 S.F. Restaurant that was formerly a Jimmy Lu's Asian Restaurant. The transformation began with the main wood walls stained a rich dark redwood color, windows frosted with etched bands, floors striped, shot blasted and stained with a translucent acid base black stain revealing the stones in the concrete slab to look like monolithic granite, ceiling painted black with the addition of 1950's mid century shaped lanterns. and bar area walls painted dark cobalt blue with 3 red spot lights, Bar top is replaced with a veined rusticated onyx back lighted bar top and back bar, with liquor display, displays liquor bottles amongst a stand of early growth bamboo. Outside patio seating in the bamboo garden with romantic lighting and the ever present musical sound of the rock waterfall.