Friday, July 31, 2020

Former Building Of China Village (Uncle Lee's Now) Demolished Today

Demolition has started on the upcoming Aegis Living Assisted Living triangular site at Five Corners, which will include 135 units in a six story building (55-70 feet) with 53 parking stalls and 2500 square feet of retail on the first floor which would house a salon and cafe, according to the design proposal submitted in July 2016. First residents will move in around the fall of 2021.

Today the building that housed China Village for for over 30 years was demolished.

The Wong family have owned the restaurant since 1987.  In 2016 Amy and, her brother, Lee Wong bought out another family member and changed the name from "China Village" to "Uncle Lee's" and remodeled the restaurant.

Amy told the Laurelhurst Blog Staff at the time: "We started off as “China Village” and now we will continue our family business and passion as 'Uncle Lee’s'!"

China Village suddenly closed in October of 2018 leaving just a handwritten note on the door saying: "We are opening soon. Thank you for your patience as we are remodeling. Looking forward to see you in the New Year. Happy Holidays!"

In August of last year, Uncle Lee's relocated next to Katterman's at 5408 Sand Point Way NE. The restaurant had to move, along with other businesses in that area, due to the upcoming construction of Aegis Living.  Uncle Lee's can be reached on-line or by calling 206-523-0772.

Aegis will be demolishing the remainder of the buildings inside the fenced area over the next two weeks.

Jennifer, Director of Marketing, told the Laurelhurst Blog:
Abatement at the Aegis Living Laurelhurst site is complete as of July 31st and there are three buildings down. The remainder will come down over the next two weeks. After demolition is complete the site will be quiet for some time, unless we elect to do some early utility connections later this summer.

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