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12  May  2014

Preserving history one cup at a time


When Huell Howser visited Hanford for his travel program, "California's Gold," he described the town as a "colorful place" where "lots of nice people live." But what makes the town so special? Read More...




24  Feb  2013

Support growing for shopping local in South Valley


HANFORD, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Hanford cash mob launched as a way to bring in new business for stores in the downtown area. Read More...




22  Feb  2013

Facebook effort hopes to fuel downtown business boom


HANFORD — On Saturday, the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium in downtown Hanford could have the largest crowd it’s ever seen, with an overflow line snaking around the shop into China Alley. Read More...




29  Dec  2012

Plan to Save China Alley


HANFORD — Local tea lounge expanding product line to help historic landmark. Read More...




8 Dec 2012

Filmmaker's documentary brings China Alley's history to life


HANFORD — Filmmaker Joshua Cordero encountered something he never expected when he was asked to help film a promotional video for the L.T. Sue Tea Room in China Alley. Read More...




24  Nov  2012

L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium In Hanford’s Historic China Alley


If you are looking for a unique tea shop experience, you have to check out the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium located at No. 1 China Alley, in Hanford California’s China Alley Historic District. Not only is this place charming, but it offers over 100 different teas, good food and awesome coffee! Read More...




17 July 2012

Plaques stolen from China Alley


HANFORD — Bronze plaques were stolen this weekend from three historic buildings in China Alley. Read More...




28 April 2012

New tea room invigorates Hanford's China Alley


One hundred years ago, Chinese workers poured into part of downtown Hanford, drinking tea in restaurants crowded onto the street known as China Alley. Read More...




4 Feb 2012

L.T. Sue building gets grant


HANFORD - A $10,500 grant from Main Street Hanford will give the L.T. Sue Herb Co. building in China Alley a new roof as it continues to undergo a massive renovation project. Read More...




31 Jan 2012

L.T. Sue building needs more community support


HANFORD — It's the Year of the Dragon, and advocates of Hanford's China Alley are feeling pretty lucky so far. For one, the preservation effort in the historic alley is off to a good start, especially with the long-awaited project getting under way to stabilize the century-old L.T. Sue Herb … Read More...




15 June 2011

China Alley named to 'most endangered' historic list


A local campaign to save Hanford's historic China Alley - a living symbol of the area's rich cultural legacy - now has national attention. Read More...




30 Mar 2011

Preservation Groups Tour China Alley


Officials from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation toured the historic buildings on China Alley and learn about the local treasure's rich and unique past. Read More...






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