New business is booming in Tukwila | Chuck Parrish

If you need to watch your waistline, don’t read this.

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2016 7:16pm
  • Opinion

If you need to watch your waistline, don’t read this.

The Habit Burger Grill (17065 Southcenter Parkway) is open and a crowd-pleaser. I’ve visited multiple times, but please don’t tell anyone. Check out Confetti Confections and Coffee (654 Strander Blvd.) for gourmet bakery items, homemade lunch items, and espresso. I’m a regular now.

Coming soon in Tukwila: Din Tai Fung will open its third and largest regional restaurant in the first quarter of next year. Look for this hugely successful Taiwan-based noodle and soup dumpling restaurant at the former Rain Forest Cafe site in Westfield Southcenter. Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya will be opening their sixth location in the region in a few months in the mall. Specializing in noodle offerings, they will also offer the izakaya Japanese-style pub experience. These cuisines and dining experiences are new to me. I will give them a try. Why? I want to support businesses choosing to locate in Tukwila. How about you?

Also coming soon: Holiday Inn Express is being built across from Lowes (90 Andover Park E.). Washington Place, a 19-story hotel and residential tower at the old Circuit City site on Andover Park East is scheduled to open late 2017 or early 2018. The new Foster Library, on Tukwila International Boulevard in Tukwila Village, is expected to be in operation by January 2017.

Tukwila Reporter columnist Chuck Parrish can be reached via email at



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