By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle’s $15 minimum wage is expected to impact many small businesses. However, challenges for the International District (ID) businesses go beyond the wage issue. The ID restaurants once known for great food with low prices are no longer enough to appeal to new customers. On many fronts, the businesses […]
By Assunta Ng When one out of five small businesses fails in its first year nationwide, Chinatown’s Eastern Café is bucking statistics. It is only a year old, making money, and expanding.
Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District’s Historic South Downtown board members hosted their annual mixer Nov. 21 at the CID’s new café and event space, the Eastern Café on Maynard Ave. Complimentary appetizers, beer and wine were served, A good time was had by all. (end)