Double checking with my first source,he told me that the restaurant was originally run by two brothers, but that one of them usurped control of the restaurant when his brother had gone to China for a while, refusing to let him be involved with it when he returned. And thus began a bitter family feud according to this source.
I do not know if these two descendants of the same restaurant know each other, or know about each other. I debated whether to inform both parties about what, and who, I know. I decided it best not to create problems by bringing up the past. Given that this family feud started almost a century ago, I do wonder if the descendants on the two sides know its history, and if so, are still bitter or whether they ‘just get along.'
This was certainly a surprise part of my research on restaurants.