This is a little removed physically from Japantown per se, but it’s very interesting, and potentially very valuable to local residents.
This is located on 4th Street, between 880 to the north and Barrett Middle school to the south.
This deserves some research, but the motel renovation may be contingent on the market next door being brought out of mothballs.
If it does become some sort of grocery again, it would bring the surrounding neighborhood out of “Food Desert” status.
It’s also next door to the long-empty Dick’s Market, more recently open as Truong Hung market.