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Irish Pubs: Barrington Street and Fledgling Chinatown

irish pubs: Compared to big-city Chinatowns, it's a blip on the urban landscape, according to Vancouver Courier. But for a city more accustomed to Irish pubs and fish and chips, this tiny pocket of businesses around where Barrington Street turns sharply into Inglis Street tells the story of a steady flow of newcomers to Halifax from China. They are the early signs of a fledgling Chinatown.article continues below Trending StoriesVPD officer accused of serious allegation' remains in Cuba Canuck the Crow goes postal with East Van mailman Commercial Drive pub says teens with weapons harassing and threatening patrons East Vancouver elementary students rally around Humboldt Broncos It's very small, and as with Chinatowns elsewhere it's not all Chinese some of the smattering of businesses specialize in Korean barbecue, Vietnamese pho or Indian groceries. Halifax, a busy port city of about 400,000 and home to several universities, has long had a small Chinese population. As more stay rather than returning to China or moving west to Toronto or Vancouver a critical mass of Chinese ex-pats is slowly forming, potentially encouraging others to put down roots. What's changing is the number of Chinese immigrants choosing to make it their permanent home. ( As reported in the news.