One of the owners of a bubble tea cafe in White Center was devastated after losing her entire life savings to a fire that torched multiple businesses on July 5.
What happened: The fire started around 1:40 a.m. near the corner of 16th Ave SW and Roxbury Street in Seattle and was contained the following morning, according to Eater.
Nonprofit Asian American chamber of commerce USPAACC is hosting a free virtual conference that aims to inspire AAPI business professionals through a series of panels and networking booths with major corporations, diversity businesses and government agencies.
The annual expo: “CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference,” a three-day virtual event from June 8-10, features discussions with prominent executives from government, education and business corporations.
A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.
To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
A popular restaurant at LA’s Koreatown will be closed indefinitely after incurring heavy fire damage over the weekend.
The fire broke out inside OB Bear on Sunday morning, burning its walls and furniture in the front, Korea Daily reported. Soon after the incident, images of the damage emerged on social media.
A small Vietnamese coffee shop in Seattle was rapidly robbed in the middle of the night on Oct. 17.
Chen Dien and his wife, the young owners of Coffeeholic House, were shocked when they received notice of a forced entry into their shop. The couple took to Instagram and posted the surveillance footage the next morning.
An elderly couple who run an eatery in South Delhi district in India received an outpouring of support from the community after a video featuring the two went viral in just 24 hours.
Life-changing social media post: The video, shared by YouTube channel Swad official on Tuesday, featured business owner Kanta Prasad, 80, working at his shop called “Baba Ka Dhaba” in Malviya Nagar with his wife, Badaami Devi, according to Indian Express.
A Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia was recently attacked by burglars targeting the ATM inside it.
Deceptive diners: According to authorities, three men entered the Golden Chinese & American takeout restaurant on the 2000 block of Stenton Avenue as customers and ordered food on Friday shortly after 9 p.m., the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
NextShark and ADMERASIA have teamed up to launch an interactive donation map to help BIPOC-owned businesses affected by looters who took advantage of the Black Lives Matter protests to steal and damage property.
Utilizing key trends from ADMERASIA’s previous collaboration with NextShark on the Racism is Contagious website, ADMERASIA developed an interactive mapping system designed to intake data from fundraising campaigns for negatively-impacted small businesses.
Employees at a Chinese takeout restaurant in Philadelphia were put in harm’s way after several men attempted to blow up the store’s ATM machine.
The still unidentified suspects reportedly threw explosives at the New Century restaurant at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, WPVI reports.
A popular Vietnamese restaurant called Turtle Tower was “robbed in broad daylight” on Tuesday 1:30 p.m. in Tenderloin, San Francisco.
Like other struggling restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Turtle Tower is open for contactless service. What was thought to be a customer coming in for a meal resulted in a man who went straight for the tip jar, stole all the cash inside and threatened its owner before running from the scene.
Local NYC grocer Patrick Mock has been spearheading an initiative to provide free food to the elderly, homeless, frontline and essential workers in need of a meal.
Operating out of 46 Mott Bakery since April 20, Mock, 26, has one to three volunteers coming every day to help, including New York State assemblywoman Yuh-line Niou, local activist Karlin Chan, and district leader Jenny low.