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Interview:
Jeff from ILS
By Mar 27, 2009 Nightlife

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Jeff Young is the owner of beloved bar/lounge I Love Shanghai, who are celebrating three years of compelling people to new feats of drunkenness this Friday. The big anniversary bash is tonight, but one would imagine that the party would spill out over into Saturday night as well, and possibly into Funky Pilipino Mondays.

In the cut throat Shanghai nightlife industry, three years is quite an achievement, so pop by this weekend to I Love Shanghai and raise a glass.

SmartShanghai caught up with Jeff at I Love Shanghai last night, to talk about dive bars, secret Bund cabals, and three years of loving Shanghai.

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I was going to wait until you got a little bit more drunk for this interview, to increase the chances that you might say something nasty about someone, but it's okay. So maybe we can start with your background. You're from Seattle originally?

Jeff: I came here from Seattle. I worked for a cigarette company in the marketing department for eight years. They ended up merged with another company, and they gave me a big severance to leave -- so I took all that money and moved here.

I was planning on staying here for like three months teaching English, and then moving back and finding another job but...

Wait, you worked for the marketing department for a cigarette company? Isn

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  • Shinylucy

    So proud of you, Jeff! And congratulations to the great sucess success of ILS! :)

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