AKA: Mundo's, Central District, Seattle, WA; Waid's Haitian Cuisine, Central District, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - bars; built works - commercial buildings - restaurants

Designers: [unspecified]

Dates: [unspecified]

2 stories, total floor area: 3,727 sq. ft.

1212 East Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98122-5536

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This restaurant was, until 2006, known as Mundo's. Mundo's and its successor, Waid's Haitian Cuisine, a restaurant and bar opened by Waid Sainvil, both had conflicts with neighbors over noise. Sainvil petitioned the City of Seattle on 08/27/2007 to change the land use code for his restaurant to enable him to serve liquor and boost profits. His establishment later attracted the ire of the City of Seattle and its police over the noise, occasional fights, drunk driving arrests, and drug dealing that occurred there. (An undercover narcotics officer bought drugs from a Waid's bartender, making relations with the city worse.) The city sought to revoke its liquor license, in order to close it down. The City of Seattle's decision about closing the nightspot was to be made in the Spring of 2014.

This two-story, prefabricated steel building at 1212 East Jefferson Street contained 3,727 gross square feet, 2,595 net, and occupied a 5,120-square-foot-lot. In 2014, Abdulkarim S. Nagi owned the building that had a taxable value of $589,800; he purchased it from Franklin Brown on 01/23/2003 for $280,000.

Since Waid's opening in 2006, a nearby housing complex, Barclay Court, leveled noise complaints against the club; in response, Sainvil spent $80,000 to soundproof his property. He had the building re-insulated and the roof redone in 2006. (The roof cost approximately $15,000 to redo.)