大金龍參茸藥材海味公司 Dai Kam Lung Co.
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/大金龍参茸藥材海味公司

開業歷史: 七十年代

業務: 藥店

商品: 藥材,海味, 中成藥,西藥

地址: 深水埗北河街58號

 

大金龍参茸藥材海味公司是一橦三層高樓房,屬深水埗首位發展商李柄所建的三十二橦樓房之一,現時被評為香港二級歷史建築。原址前身為成豐押,於1970年代搬遷後,由大金龍接手至今。

 

跟據蘇先生憶述,第一次世界大戰之後,由外國回流香港的設計師李柄所規劃和興建,當時他與香港政府合作規劃深水埗區的所有街道(當時荔枝角仍然是海邊),李柄把該地送給政府興建市集,然後再在周邊規劃與興建這些三層高樓房,以租借的形色供商店和市民居所之用,並允許商舖購入。當時深水埗附近的居民都是務農為主,大金龍附近都是農田,而附近的市集則吸引了農民來進行買賣,形形色色的貨品都可以在市集擺賣,帶旺了北河街和桂林街一帶。直至六十年代附近的三層高樓房都相繼被改建了,只剩下大金龍這一橦(北河街58號)幸存。

 

店舖於70年代由專門設計藥材鋪的設計公司設計,牆上擺放藥材的櫃是「度身定做」的,地板是舊式的花紋。由於用料很好,至今仍然保存得很好。以往大金龍除了零售服務,也有中醫應珍,服務附近的居民。可是隨著店舖裡幾位醫師的離世,就停止了應珍服務。

 

70至80年代的農曆新年前的生意很好,他們要通宵把冬菇包裝好,可是蘇先生認為,由於現在農曆新年的氣氛減低,加上雙糧,花紅等福利取消,令市民的消費意欲下降,所以即使是農曆新年之前,現在的生意也不會特別多。

 

/ Dai Kam Lung Co.

Timeline: Since 1970s

Business Type: Chinese Medicinal materials and Dry Sea produce

Products: Chinese medicinal materials, Dry Sea Produce, patent medicines, Chinese patent medicines

Address: 58 Pak Ho Street, Shum Shui Po

 

Dai Kam Lung Co. is a three-storey tenement building, one of the 32 buildings developed by Li Pink, the first properties developer in Sham Shui Po. It is now a grade II historic building in Hong Kong which formerly housed Cheng Fung Pawn Shop. When the pawn shop relocated in the 1970s, Dai Kam Lung Co. moved in and became the host of the building.

 

According to Mr. So, the building was designed and built after the 1st World War by local designer, Li Ping, who received his professional training abroad. At that time, Li Ping cooperated with the Government for all the streets planning and construction of the Sham Shui Po area. (Lai Chi Kwok was still a coastal area then) Li Ping donated the land to the government for a bazaar. He then planned and built some three-storey tenement buildings in the surrounding area. The buildings were leased to both residents and shop owners. Shops owners were allowed to buy-off the shops if they wish to. Residents of Sham Shui Po were mostly farmers at that time. The area surrounding Dai Kam Lung Co. was mainly farmland. The bazaar had attracted a lot of farmers to carry out trade in the area, almost all kinds of goods were available in market. The economic activities brought thriving population to the Pei Ho Street and Guilin Street area. In the 1960s, the three-storey tenement buildings were being rebuilt, Dai Kam Lung Co. (Pei Ho 58) is the only one surviving till now.

 

Dai Kam Lung Co. was designed by a professional company specializing in designing medical shops in the 1970s. The medicine cabinet placed on the wall was “tailor-made”. The quality old patterned tiles on the floor are well preserved until now. In the old days, Dai Kam Lung Co. had in house Chinese medical physician to treat nearby residents. However, after several old physicians passed away in recent years, the service ceased.

 

Business was exceptionally good during the annual Lunar New Year in the 1970s and 1980s. They needed to pack Chinese mushrooms overnight to meet demand. However, Mr. So indicated that the atmosphere of Lunar New Year has been slow comparing with the past, coupled with the cancellation of double-pay and bonuses; there has been a drop in general consumption appetite. Business is not particularly well even before the Lunar New Year.

 

 

大金龍作位於的唐樓是香港早期騎樓式唐樓。

Dai Kam Lung Co. locates at the traditional Tonglau in early design with a balcony. .

 

店內的裝璜都要當年由專門設計藥材鋪的公司所設計的。

The interior design of Dai Kam Lung Co. was done by the company which is the expert in designing Chinese medical shop.

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