Hugh Luu helps customers shop at Yue Wa Market, a small Chinese business, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. Luu is confident that his business will be ok because of his relationship with customers, service, and the ability to haggle on prices for those who want larger quantities – but not quite wholesale supplies of goods. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

Customers shop at Yue Wa Market and Nam Hoa Fish Market on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

A man buys fish from a woman selling them on the street on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times


A woman shops for red [ears at Yue Wa Market, a small Chinese business, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

A worker walks past the site of a new Wal-Mart store being constructed in the lower level of a housing complex on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

Customers shop at Yue Wa Market, a small Chinese business, on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

A sign protesting Wal-Mart for hurting the 99% hangs on the door of a small pet store on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles, California. The construction of a Wal-Mart in Chinatown has caused controversy, with labor groups and small businesses seeing an injunction to halt construction of the store, others welcome the introduction of a full modern grocery store. © 2012 Patrick T. Fallon/For The New York Times

Chinatown National Section

National Section. A12. Photographs by Patrick T. Fallon. Page © 2012 The New York Times

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