The first Mitsubishi MRJ flight-test airplane landed at Grant County International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., on the evening of Sept. 28 for the start of its next phase of certification testing following a three-and-a-half-day trip from Japan. The Japanese airplane maker picked Washington because Japan’s airspace is too crowded for efficient flight testing. A […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington in Seattle issued an arrest warrant on Oct. 5 against Zhao “Jenny” Zeng Hong, owner of the J&J Mongolian Grill restaurant in Bellingham, for failing to appear in court in a case involving a million-dollar labor lawsuit. A U.S. Department of […]
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 […]