Local Chinese-Owned Businesses Benefit From Student Influx

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

They’re here, they’re hungry and they need haircuts.

The explosive growth in the number of Chinese students at UW-Madison has created boom times for Chinese-owned businesses near campus.

Some, such as Fannie’s Hair Design, opened long before the Chinese students got here but have benefited extravagantly since their arrival.

Three years ago, owner Fanny Leung had almost no Chinese customers at her Monroe Street salon and slipped an ad in a Chinese students group newsletter.

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