“Well, this is a déjà vu from nine months ago,” says Jesse Tiamson, as he surveys the plant-filled room. Musang, the Beacon Hill restaurant Tiamson manages, is entirely empty, save for the staff. Chairs are stacked on top of tables legs up, flipped upside down like the restaurant industry.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Putting people out of business and ending dreams. That’s what Washington Hospitality Association (WHA) President and CEO Anthony Anton said Gov. Jay Inslee is doing. On Dec. 8, Inslee announced that he is extending current restrictions on businesses and social gatherings through Jan. 4 due to a continued spike […]
By Vivian Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly For two decades, the Asian supermarket Uwajimaya has stood guard in its current location on 5th Avenue South and South Dearborn Street, which sits on the south border of the International District. With its prominent, blue entryway sign and intricate flower logo, the flagship store drew out-of-town visitors and […]
By Janice Nesamani NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On July 23, 2020, a GoFundMe page seeking support for the historic Japanese restaurant Maneki went live. The simple message read, “Our beloved Maneki Restaurant in the heart of Japan Town has been an anchor of the community for generations. During this unprecedented Seattle chapter, we are extending an […]
By CATHY BUSSEWITZ AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft confirmed on Aug. 2 it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and censorship surrounding such an acquisition. In a statement, Microsoft […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce scored a big win for local small businesses during a time of crisis. Its biggest victory was engaging with the Washington state Congressional delegation to ensure that the need for extending the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) was fully understood. As part of its […]
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced banks to alter the way they conduct business. Financial institutions that cater to Asian American and international clientele, such as Cathay Bank and HSBC, have been adversely impacted by the economic shutdowns.
The new store of Lam’s Seafood, opening on May 30, will be completely different from its Little Saigon headquarters in size, products, and image.
By Jake Goldstein-Street NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY With COVID-19 forcing restaurants to close down in-person dining, Tai Tung restaurant owner Harry Chan says business has been cut in half. But that doesn’t mean he wants seated customers at his King Street restaurant in the heart of the International District just yet. “I am in no rush […]
Elizabeth Mar, the beloved matriarch of the local Hawaiian restaurant Kona Kitchen, died from the novel coronavirus on March 25, after battling it for two weeks. She was 72 years old. Her husband, Robert Mar, 78, died of the virus two days later. The couple has three children and seven grandchildren.