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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Old hotel full of memories finds room for a new start

This room in the crumbling Publix Hotel has a close-up view of the ceremonial gateway in Seattle's Chinatown International District. For many years, the hotel, which closed 10 years ago, provided low-cost housing in tiny rooms. Renovation plans call for market-rate apartments.