For Immediate Release
February 1, 2018: Arizona Court of Appeals has stopped the construction at the Chinese cultural center and reversed an order from the lower court that would’ve allowed 668 North to tear down the iconic tile roof and Chinese elements at the center.
“This is a big relief to the Chinese Americans, stopping big business from destroying culture and history. We now call on 668 N. to sit down with us and work out a win-win solution for all parties. The courts have spoken, they have stopped True North from destroying the center, so it is time for us to work things out,” said Thomas Simon spokesman for the preservationists. “The Court of Appeals granted our request to keep the injunction in place, which the judge was going to lift in December. It will stay in place during the appeal, which can take as long as a year. Today is another proud day in the fight to save the Chinese Cultural Center and the Chinese businesses,” said Attorney Jack Wilinchek.