On a more serious note and despite the claim made about roller skating Hooters servers, this Aljazeera piece talks about the loss of Chinatowns in America and along with the accompanying video above do have a perspective worth considering about how one Chinese resident who lives in the Museum Square Apartment (401 K St NW) feels about the pace of development and gentrification in the neighborhood. Many Chinese residents live in Museum Square and in the Wah Luck House (800 6th St NW) and Museum Square’s owner now wants to get out of the Section 8 housing business. It certainly has been our experience that we see less and less Chinese people walking our streets than when we first moved downtown over a decade ago.
All that said, a little bit of journalistic diligence on the part of Aljazeera would have revealed that Hooters waitresses don’t use roller skates when serving food. Despite the article’s claim, they are hard working from what we’ve observed and use their feet.