OLD TOWN/CHINATOWN: Patrick Alan Coleman reports that the long-rumored Chinatown outpost of Asian megastore Uwajimaya is a fraction of a step closer to reality: The grocery store has signed a "letter of intent" with the landlords across the street from Andy Ricker's Ping. The possibility of a Chinatown Uwajimaya has been talked about as long ago as the summer of 2008 — so any news is good news, right? Baby steps.
NORTHWEST: Hopping on the "let's serve lunch" bandwagon: NW 21st's Lucy's Table will add a midday meal to the menu six days a week, Monday through Saturday, beginning July 15.
Image of the Beaverton Uwajimaya courtesy Guilty Carnivore