There was a groundbreaking February 9th in the parking lot of the Publix Hotel located at 5th Avenue and South King Street in Seattle’s Chinatown/International District. There was a traditional Asian ceremonial elements for good luck and Japanese tea. It was attended by members of Uwajimaya, the hotel development team, investors, and the community to celebrate […]
EDITORIAL: Breaking ground is a good beginning
The Publix Hotel in the International District (ID), owned by the Moriguchi family, has been vacant for a decade. The family also owns Uwajimaya. We watched its decay over the years as a place for transients and bird droppings. But the groundbreaking on Feb. 9 signaled a new beginning, not only for the neighborhood, […]
Preserving the historic Louisa Hotel
By John Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Approximately 40 people from the public and the International District business community met in the Bush Hotel on
PICTORIAL: A night in Chinatown — Moon Festival Night Market
There were crowds, culture, and nightlife in Chinatown last Saturday. The annual International District/Chinatown Night Market was a hit if you gauge by the huge crowds.
ID elects three to board positions
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly The job of preserving the look and feel of Chinatown falls to the International Special Review District.
Uwajimaya to remodel Publix Hotel
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly One of the gateways into the International District will be getting a face-lift soon, as Uwajimaya Inc. prepares to remodel the Publix Hotel and the surrounding buildings, which are adjacent to the Chinatown Gate on 5th Avenue S and S King Street.
Art murals to be displayed on the Publix Hotel in the Int. District
The Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) received a grant from the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development to bring a series of art installations to the International District neighborhood.