The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly One of the gateways into the International District will be getting a face-lift soon, as Uwajimaya Inc. prepares to remodel the Publix Hotel and the surrounding buildings, which are adjacent to the Chinatown Gate on 5th Avenue S and S King Street.