Photojournal: Seattle’s Chinatown-International District

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District (CID), which is filled with small shops and eat-in restaurants, relies heavily on foot traffic. Because of racism and disease stigma, the CID suffered a big decline in customers early on. With the restaurant closure & restriction in place, the District becomes ghostly quiet. Many of the small CID businesses struggle month-to-month and have been resisting gentrification for a long time. Now, business owners wonder, will they have to close their doors permanently?

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