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 […]
Was the Year of the Horse that disastrous for the Asian community? Or are there valuable lessons we can draw to prepare for a better year?
The Seattle International District Rotary and the Seattle University Rotaract Club raised $9,400 to help homeless families and individuals living in Seattle’s Nickelsville, a homeless tent city located at 2020 S. Jackson Street. The property is owned by LIHI. Since September of last year, up to 35 homeless men, women, and children sleep in tents […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The new post office in the International District will be about 140 steps from the old
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly According to the city, the First Hill Streetcar was supposed to help the International District grow, but so far local businesses say the only thing it’s grown is the list of transportation-related issues that have slowed the neighborhood’s already sluggish economic recovery.
The 13th Annual May Day March for Immigration Reform and Workers’ Rights attracted
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In an approximately 900-square-foot room, lit by sparkling diamonds and shining gold, Francis and Sirdana Ma can recall hundreds of moving love stories. They can remember the parents, daughters, and sons; aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews; grandparents and grandchildren that they’ve helped to celebrate a special occasion. […]
IDEA Odyssey Gallery, unable to negotiate an agreement with its landlord, closed its doors on August 24. The gallery was located at 666 S. Jackson Street in the International District. IDEA Odyssey Gallery, co-founded by Carine del Rasario,
Seattle City Light has scheduled a 20-hour outage that will start June 5 at 11 p.m. and last until about 7 p.m. on June 6. Streetlights and traffic signals will be affected. The general boundaries of the affected area are Jackson Street on the north, Dearborn Street on the south, 5th Avenue on the west, […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly King Street Station sits on the border of Pioneer Square near the International District, and it’s undergoing a facelift with the help of the King Street Station Restoration Project. The station opened to the public in 1906.