By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The trial operation of the Cultural and Creative Cluster on Yunzhong St. in Douliu City, Yunlin County, kicked off on Sunday with many activities.
The Cultural and Creative Cluster on Yunzhong St. consists of Japanese-style wooden houses built in 1937 in the Japanese Occupation era. After the end of 50 years of Japanese rule in 1945, these houses were used as dormitories for Yunlin County Police Bureau police officers and their families. In 2005, six better maintained houses in the area were registered as historical buildings.
Now these six houses, which are located among big old trees, have been further refurbished and used as cultural and creative industry stores under the Act for Promotion of Private Participation in Infrastructure Projects.
Besides the original black vinyl CD-R discs store and the coffee shop, the other spaces have been stationed by artisans and artists and other businesses and as agricultural produce stores and a startup incubation center. [FULL STORY]