Through the plate glass window, Oliver Bangera could see three heads looking at his restaurant. After a moment, they moved on.
This may be the worst year for Chinatown businesses since the pandemic. From July to September, three big retailers, Starbucks, Bartell Drugs, and Viet-Wah Food Market, closed their doors in Chinatown.
Mayor Bruce Harrell, Councilmember Sara Nelson, and the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED) announced on Oct. 5 the launch of the Storefront Repair Fund, which leverages nearly $2 million dollars of federal funding to repair or reimburse damage to small business storefronts.
Margie Haywood had $64 in her bank account when she said to her husband, “I’m sorry, our life savings, it’s all gone.”
Viet-Wah Supermarket in Little Saigon has announced that its last day will be Sept. 30, after nearly 41 years in business.
Walking around the room and chatting with reporters in Korean and English, Port of Seattle Commissioner Sam Cho welcomed each personally.
Business Impact Northwest (BINW), and Amazon are joining forces to help small businesses prosper as they recover from the challenges of COVID-19.
The availability of unusual Asian fruits and vegetables has grown considerably over the years and the demand for them appears to be at an all-time high.
Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, the head of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), visited Seattle last week to discuss what recent federal infrastructure bills and business relief funding could mean for Seattle’s small business owners.