By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Trapped by millions of dollars in debt after her family’s hotel collapsed in 2013, Tanya Woo walked the streets of the Chinatown-International District (ID), heading for an emotional collapse of her own. Old people would come up to her and ask if they could live there—after it reopened. She […]
By NICOLE BRODEUR The Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — Tanya Woo used to cry when she started down the basement stairs of the building on King Street, and when you look up, you see why: On a now-faded sign painted on the wall above is a wooden arm that looks to be hanging in midair. […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The International District (ID) is the new hot spot for real estate development. Today, there are nearly a dozen real estate projects in the ID, in various stages of development — bringing in the next several years, new commercial space, and market rate and affordable housing. For the first […]
The Woo family marked the groundbreaking of its new building on 669 South King Street on Feb. 12. On Christmas Eve 2013, a fire in the western half of the Louisa Hotel severely damaged the structure, roof, and brick wall along Maynard Alley. The damaged portion of the building has been demolished, and the redevelopment […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly In the Year of the Monkey, I raise my glass, celebrating that most of my 2015 wishes for the community came true. Last February, I shared with readers my Lunar New Year wishes — to see Latino American Ana Mari Cauce become the University of Washington president — Black […]
On Oct. 22, King County Council member Joe McDermott visited three historic buildings located in the International District. The Bing Kung Association Building, Louisa Hotel and West Kong Yick Building have each applied for the Building for Culture: Saving Landmarks capital funding initiative. The King County Council will take action on the final recommendations from […]
By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly In late June 2015, King County 4Culture awarded a special project grant to the Kong Yick Investment Company. The funding will produce a planning and restoration study for the West Kong Yick landmark building. It is a first and critical step for rehabilitation. The 4Culture grant is supported by […]
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?
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 40 people from the public and the International District business community met in the Bush Hotel on
The community is invited to learn and comment about the redevelopment of the historic Louisa Hotel, located on South King Street between 7th Ave South and Maynard Ave South.