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Brian Miller
Real Estate Editor
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January 4, 2018

On the Block: Net-zero comes to Little Saigon

The exact boundaries of Little Saigon are hard to chart, but it's messily defined as the east end of the International District. Its spine is South Jackson Street, dominated by an array of low-rise noddle shops, produce wholesalers and fading strip malls. Yet along Jackson and the new streetcar line, old family-owned warehouses like the Acme Poultry property are gradually giving way to big multifamily developers. Asian Plaza is also being redeveloped, along with Yesler Terrace to the north.

But South King Street is something of a sleepy exception, especially when you crest the street at 12th Avenue South and plunge east into a small valley. Viable holdout businesses include Lam's Seafood Market, Hau Hau Market and Thanh Son Tofu. It's not someplace you go for pho — Jackson's for that — so much a place where restauranteurs resupply their businesses.

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