they refer to Old Town as "New Town" ... maybe some day I suppose
On the Uwajimaya Facebook fanpage...
Alisa Sloan Any chance you'll be opening in downtown Portland?
June 10 at 3:42pm · Like · Flag
Deanna Borowski I would also like an update on the downtown Portland plans
June 11 at 2:59am · Like · Flag
Jt Tarantino I would also like to know the plans for downtown Portland...seriously...inquiring minds need to know =)
June 11 at 11:08am · Like ·
Uwajimaya, Inc. We are interested in operating an Uwajimaya in Portland. We are working with a property owner, developer and the City of Portland on a possible new Uwajimaya in Portland New Town/China Town. We are appreciative of the neighborhood support and encouragement from people like you.
June 15 at 2:30pm · Like · Flag
a response to an email I sent to PDC about Uwajimaya plans
Plambeck, Ross <PlambeckR@pdc.us> Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM
To: John Tarantino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Englander, Peter" <EnglanderP@pdc.us>
Uwajimaya has signed a Letter of Intent to Lease ground floor space in the mixed use project that Sockeye Development is hoping to start construction in May of 2012, with the grocery store opening February of 2014. This timeline is tentative and depends on the developer securing private and public financing. PDC hopes to have a determination on its level of funding into the project by the end of this year.
The link is to a concept study Sockeye had done for a two block redevelopment with the Uwajimaya project proceeding first. http://www.pdc.us/ura/dtwf/block32-33.asp
If you have further questions, you should email Peter Englander as he is the project manager and I will no longer be at PDC after June 30.
Senior Project Manager
Urban Development Department
Portland Development Commission
222 NW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209-3589