By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) presented initial design renderings on Sept. 29 for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Asian Art Museum, set to begin fall 2017. This would be the first substantial renovation to the historic building since 1933. It will bring the museum up to 21st-century standards […]
Food trucks continue to be popular in Seattle.
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly “When was the last time you experienced joy?” “What’s a great book to give as a gift?” “What’s a thing that everyone you know adores, but you just don’t get it?” These are some of the questions of the day if you are a subscriber to Siren, a dating […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly As a big mainstream retail business opened in Chinatown International District (ID), Bartell Drugs seems to do everything right. The 125-year-old family-owned company celebrated its 65th store’s grand opening in the ID on Sept. 17. Gifts and discounted prices attracted close to 400 people lining up early in the […]
SEATTLE – Skanska USA Commercial Development announced on Aug. 30 it has signed a lease with the first Kai Market by Uwajimaya for 5,500 square feet inside the ground floor of 400 Fairview, its third development in the Seattle area. Kai Market, Uwajimaya’s newest market concept, will focus on fresh seafood and authentic Asian flavors. […]
As a first generation immigrant from Vietnam, Taylor Hoang is an entrepreneur and restaurateur who started her own business at the age of 21.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The landmark building some have referred to as an “eyesore” is no more. The Chinatown International District’s historic Publix Hotel reopened on Aug. 24 as a shiny new apartment tower. It had been shut down for 13 years. “In 1928, [the Publix] provided housing for a wave of young workers […]
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks is recalling stainless-steel straws it sold in its stores and online after three reports of children suffering “mouth lacerations” while using them. The Seattle-based company says about 2.5 million of the straw sets were sold in the U.S., and 301,000 were sold in Canada. The straws have a ridge at the […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Despite removing over 60 doormats carrying images of Hindu deities in June after Hindus protested, President of Universal Society of Hinduism Rajan Zed said Amazon.com continues to sell products with images of deities, which Hindus find highly inappropriate. Images of Shiva, Vishnu, Lakshmi, Ganesha, Kali, and Hanuman were seen on […]
A vegan propaganda table at a Goldfinger concert was what first drew Filipino chef Kristina Glinoga’s awareness to the issues surrounding industrial meats and animal husbandry.