Don Blakeney, Executive Director of the Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area, will be resigning after five years of service. At the end of May, he will be joining the team at the Downtown Seattle Association as their Vice President of Advocacy & Economic Development, where he will be focusing on strengthening partnerships and policies to […]
The Chinatown-ID had its 2015 Kick-off at the grand re-opening of the Nagomi Tea House January 22. There was an open house, appetizers and drinks, mingling, and a program which addressed needs and opportunities for the new year. (end)
The Puget Sound Business Journal profiled 40 business professionals under the age of 40. The list included Chinatown’s-International District Business Improvement Area Executive Director Don Blakeney. Blakeney has served as executive director for four years. (end)
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Supporters of Little Saigon were shocked by Nickelsville’s (also known as “Tent City”) intent to relocate to the International District. Residents of the ID are concerned that the neighborhood is already rife with crimes. In June, there was a shooting close to the Seattle Deli on 12th Ave. S. […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly This year’s Dragon Fest posed challenges to many Chinatown businesses, even though it could be a record-breaking year in attendance.
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly A year has passed since the parking rates in the Chinatown-International District were lowered, after
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) has announced plans for a Chinatown-ID parklet program in 2014. Neighborhood community leaders are launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to build a public parklet on 6th Avenue South at South Weller Street.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly In 2011, a committee of International District stakeholders came together to install a system of surveillance cameras in the neighborhood. Nearly two years later, the system has already made an impact and is set to be improved and expanded.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Cheaper street parking is coming back to the International District, including a return to free parking during dinner hours in some areas.
The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) organized the return of the $2 Food Walk at this summer’s Dragon Fest. On July 9 and July 10, 16 of Chinatown-ID’s top culinary destinations will offer up a menu of $2 bites. Participating restaurants include Sea Garden, Kaname Izakaya, Harbor City, Oasis Tea Zone, Fu-Lin Ramen House, […]