Beijing continues to reconstruct, Sanlitun-like
nightspot-strips sprout like mushrooms in the most unexpected
places. The latest cluster is on Ritan North Road (the
east-west road running along the north side of Ritan Park).
The strip includes: Sanlitun standby Jenny Lou's Grocery, with
its familiar selection of fresh produce, snack food and
Cafe, providing Jianwai denizens an alternative to Starbucks
for morning coffee and croissants. Milo's Grill (the erstwhile
Bella's II), a Yugoslavian/Italian restaurant boasting a brick
grill for barbequeing.
Bar, an improbable Tibetan antique store, bar, and restaurant
all-in-one. And yet-to-open Spanish restaurant Douyoushi,
modelling itself after Sanlitun's Ashanti. The strip also
features a fresh flower shop, Chinese "antique"
jewelry store, and rattan furniture outlet to consummate the