Tomio Moriguchi & PSBJ Talk About the Historic 420 S. Main St. Property

As a recent Puget Sound Business Journal feature outlines, though Kevin Hsieh of Da Li Development USA is new to Seattle, he “has already done a deal with well-known Chinatown/International District player Tomio Moriguchi.” That deal was the 2016 sale of the property at 420 S. Main St., the future site of the highly anticipated KODA Condominiums.

The property has a storied history, as it marked the place “where Moriguchi’s father, Fujimatsu, restarted the Uwajimaya grocery store in 1946” after World War II. As Morguchi tells PSBJ, many developers had looked at the property, they were primarily interested in smaller apartment projects, but he “envisioned a grander, steel-and-concrete tower full of residents with disposable income to spend at Uwajimaya and other neighborhood businesses.”

For more on the history of 420 S. Main St., read the full PSBJ feature here >>