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PHOTO FLASHBACK - BRIGHT COLORS AT 500 MEMORIAL DRIVE

PHOTO FLASHBACK - BRIGHT COLORS AT 500 MEMORIAL DRIVE
Any guess why Joyce Chen's restaurant at 500 Memorial Drive in Cambridge near MIT was painted in bright colors?

According to Stephen Chen, his mom knew that this restauraunt wouldn't be open for long since it was housed in a building owned by MIT, which was slated to be torn down to builld a new dorm at that location. Rather than investing in interior design, she had it painted in bright colors. Joyce Chen was right. This large restaurant was open from only 1969 to 1974.