Shoppers at the Sunday Farmers’ Market in San Jose’s Japantown were treated to a surprise on February 10, when they saw a wall-sized poster adorning the long-vacant Ken Ying Low building on North Sixth Street.
Carol Chen, the owner and developer of the new restaurant Wenzhou Noodles, has apparently received OK from the city of San Jose to begin work restoring the ancient, history-soaked structure. A plywood wall now separates the doorway from the street, in order to enable security on the site. And instead of presenting a plain plywood wrapper, she created a large graphic describing her new business. For details, check out our earlier article Wenzhou Noodle house embraces local history.