The enclave of San Francisco's Chinatown is a unique place unlike no other place in the world due to its abundance of family owned shops and boutiques. It is one of the last places where large corporations have not infiltrated into. On the same block, one will not see another store's layout exactly like another. Through family owned stores, there is a sense of community that feels responsible for the well being of Chinatown.
The stores in Chinatown have a rich diversity which ranges from grocery stores to hair salons to poultry butcher shops. With most stores being family owned, it is nice to know that money spent will go back to the family and community. It is amazing that there are so many little shops within a street and what they have to offer to the community, whether it be through services or sales. Without its family owned stores, San Francisco's Chinatown will not be the world famous enclave that it is known to be.