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Restored Wo Fat Building expected to breathe new life into Chinatown

  • Video by Gordon Pang / gpang@staradvertiser.com

    The owners of the Wo Fat Building are planning to restore the historic Chinatown landmark.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Investment group Mighty Wo Fat LLC is planning to redevelop the historic Wo Fat Building and turn it into a hotel and retail space.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Investment group Mighty Wo Fat LLC is planning to redevelop the historic Wo Fat Building and turn it into a hotel and retail space.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                John Davenport, Mighty Wo Fat team project manager, pointed to original colorful artwork on the ceilings in the Wo Fat Building.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    John Davenport, Mighty Wo Fat team project manager, pointed to original colorful artwork on the ceilings in the Wo Fat Building.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                A large painted mural of a dragon in the octagon-shaped room on the third floor is still mostly intact.

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A large painted mural of a dragon in the octagon-shaped room on the third floor is still mostly intact.

Owners of the iconic Wo Fat Building are hoping that restoration of the 86-year-old landmark will serve as a catalyst for a badly needed makeover for the rest of Chinatown. Read more

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