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First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

First Chinese private development firm breaks ground on Bellevue project

Create World America and Daniels Real Estate Company announced Aug. 17 that they have broken ground on the Mirador in downtown Bellevue.  Located at 1019- 103rd street, it will be a contemporary, six-story, 162 unit apartment home located in the retail district of Bellevue.  The Mirador apartment is the first phase of a residential project […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 35 | 8/22-8/280 Comments

Mitsubishi Aircraft to partner with Seattle company

Mitsubishi Aircraft to partner with Seattle company

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitsubishi Aircraft is expanding its aviation footprint in Washington state. The Japanese company announced this month that it has partnered with Seattle-based AeroTEC, to create an engineering hub in Seattle. The hub will have 50 Japanese engineers working with 100 American counterparts, company officials said. “Our aim is to make the best […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

Hookah lounge advocates fight back

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly It was standing room only at Monday afternoon’s Seattle City Council meeting, moderated by Councilmember Tim Burgess. The majority present was there to protest Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s initiative to ban hookah lounges/bars throughout Seattle. The chamber was filled with loyal customers, lounge owners, community activists, and even health […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Viet Wah MLK location closes

Viet Wah MLK location closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly At the end of the day on Sunday, Aug. 9, Viet Wah Superfoods was permanently closed for business at the location on 6040 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S., Seattle. Fifty people are out of work at the store of 24,000 sq. ft., specializing in Asian groceries. High rent […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 34, Profiles, Vol 34 No 34 | 8/15-8/210 Comments

Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

Poof! Alibaba likely not settling in Seattle

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will not make its U.S. headquarters in Seattle according to a recent report. Despite the company shopping for space in Bellevue, a company spokesperson indicated that it would not be moving its U.S. headquarters which is currently located in San Mateo, California. The company’s founder, […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 33, Vol 34 No 33 | 8/8-8/140 Comments

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

From a boat to running a million-dollar business —Lam’s new owner’s journey

By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly George Nguyen never imagined he would be running grocery stores and food distribution businesses along the west and north coast in the U.S. Nguyen left by boat from Vietnam, in 1979, the age of 19, with pretty much nothing, including his devoted wife, which he had been married to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 29, Profiles, Vol 34 No 29 | 7/11-7/170 Comments

Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

Columbia Pacific invests in Shanghai hospital

Seattle-based Columbia Pacific Management – one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia, with 28 hospitals in India and Southeast Asia and three senior care facilities in China – announced it is officially entering the China hospital market with an investment in a 200-bed orthopedic hospital in Shanghai. The Seattle-based firm last fall announced it […]

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Posted in Business, Vol 34 No 27 | 6/27-7/30 Comments

Hong Kong investors to purchase Seattle’s Columbia Center — High-rise and high price: $725 million

Hong Kong investors to purchase Seattle’s Columbia Center — High-rise and high price: $725 million

By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has the Space Needle and the Smith Tower, the city’s guaranteed architectural treasures. But the building that is hard to overlook? That would be the tallest building in Seattle: Columbia Center, the city’s monolithic building at 76 stories high—and it is also the tallest building in the state of […]

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Posted in Business, Features 25, Vol 34 No 25 | 6/13-6/190 Comments

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

Lawsuit accuses Port of Seattle of discrimination — Concessionaires claim racial disparity of minority-owned businesses at Sea-Tac Airport

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly The next time you head to Sea-Tac Airport take notice of the concessions at the terminals. A lawsuit claims that the way the Port of Seattle issues its leases for businesses at Sea-Tac Airport is discriminatory.  Three minority-owned businesses have filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 23, Profiles, Vol 34 No 23 | 5/30-6/50 Comments

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

“It’s Bao Time” — Taiwanese food truck in Seattle hits the streets

By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Earlier this year, Sean Jen quit his job at a consulting firm to start his own Taiwanese food truck. One of the few of its kind in Seattle, Jen wanted to honor his heritage as well as the food he enjoyed most. Growing up, food was very important to […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 20, Food, Profiles, Vol 34 No 20 | 5/9-5/150 Comments

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

Who determines your destiny? — YOU.

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Gin Foo Yee, owner of Gin’s Construction, changed his destiny, defying odds because he knew he was the master of his own fate and creator of his own luck. When Yee first came to America at the age of 22 in 1987, his immediate concern was one of survival. […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 34 No 19 | 5/2-5/80 Comments

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

A last supper and a new beginning in Chinatown — Neighborhood icon Ocean City closes

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly After hosting countless weddings and social events, Ocean City (OC) restaurant, the biggest restaurant in Seattle’s Chinatown, finally ended its own party and history of 31 years on Nov. 30.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Features 50, Profiles, Vol 33 No 50 | 12/6-12/120 Comments

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

Open sesame… – Alibaba moves into Seattle, next to competitor Amazon

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, has settled into offices in downtown Seattle near one of its

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 46 | 11/8-11/140 Comments

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

Mongolian Hot Pot opens its $2 million restaurant in Chinatown

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Lately, the trend for successful Chinese businesses has been to head to the Eastside and forget Chinatown.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 45 | 11/1-11/70 Comments

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

Riding at warp speed — Bike shop steers cycling community

By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly The first memory Benjamin Rainbow has of bicycling is when he was five or six. The

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 43 | 10/18-10/241 Comment

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

Transforming Renton and the Asian community

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Renton might not be the biggest city in King County, but its recent groundbreaking ceremony for its $180 million, 4-star Southport Hotel would beat many of Seattle’s high-profile development projects in style and fanfare.

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 42 | 10/11-10/170 Comments

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

Alibaba to open office in area soon? — Chinese e-commerce giant could make Seattle its second US office

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly All indications point to Chinese tech giant, Alibaba, setting up an office in the area. Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce and technology company, is recruiting for jobs in the Seattle area. This has led many to conclude that an office for the company will not be far behind. Alibaba is […]

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Posted in Business, Community News, Vol 33 No 32 | 8/2-8/81 Comment

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

Now employers can take their workers’ ‘pulse’

By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Getting burnt out from work can lead to great ideas.

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Posted in Business, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 28 | 7/5-7/110 Comments

Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

Franchisees sue Seattle over $15 wage

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Western Washington earlier this month challenges the recent

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Vol 33 No 26 | 6/21-6/271 Comment

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

Seattle symposium focuses on increasing the minimum wage

By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly While the cost of living and CEO compensation packages continue to rise, many

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Posted in Business, Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 33 No 15 | 4/5-4/110 Comments

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