The Nagomi Tea House is  located in Seattle's International District  across the street from Uwajimaya and King Street Station. • Photo by Travis S.
The Nagomi Tea House is located in Seattle’s International District across the street from Uwajimaya and King Street Station. • Photo by Travis S.

The Chinatown-International District Business Improvement Area (CIDBIA) is inviting the community to a new year’s celebration and grand re-opening of Nagomi Tea House (519 6th Ave S.) on Thursday, January 22.

“We will be acknowledging the great work that has been completed in recent years, some of the exciting new developments in the district, and what’s on deck to look forward to in 2015,” said CIDBIA executive director Don Blakeney in a statement.

An open house of the Nagomi Tea House will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Nagomi Tea House is a Japanese-style venue space that spotlights a traditional Japanese chashitsu tea house loaned from the Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA). The Nagomi Tea House is a program of The North American Post, the oldest weekly newspaper published in Japanese and English in the Pacific Northwest.

The program runs from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Community organizations will reflect on the neighborhood’s recent accomplishments, identify needs and opportunities, and talk about work slated in the new year.

Community members will be able to mingle from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers.

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