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Beloved Coffee Shop The Station Expands to Columbia City Location

by Alex Garland


In 2010, Jose Luis Rodriguez and Leona Moore-Rodriguez opened The Station, the couple’s first business venture, in a small storefront in Beacon Hill. After seven years of serving coffee and offering community space in that tiny location, they were able to relocate across the street to a retail space at El Centro de la Raza that was nearly double the size of their original spot and right by the Beacon Hill light rail station. Now, they’re again doubling their size by opening a second location near the Columbia City light rail station.

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Holidays Around the South End – 2022

by Susan Fried


Despite a brief interlude of freezing rain and icy roads that made it difficult to travel around Seattle, people made it out to a variety of holiday events that took place around the South End. There were Christmas events, Hanukkah concerts, holiday markets, and Kwanzaa celebrations throughout the month of December. Children visited Santa, parents shopped for presents from local artisans and makers, and people of all ages enjoyed live music and dance performances.

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The Final Day at the Viet-Wah Supermarket

by Ron Chew

(This article was originally published on the International Examiner and has been reprinted under an agreement.)


Some goodbyes are harder than others. For many, this one was heart-wrenching.

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, the Viet-Wah Supermarket, an anchor of Seattle’s Southeast Asian refugee and immigrant population for 41 years, closed its 15,000-square-foot flagship store at 1032 S Jackson St.

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