Nov 14, 2022 - Business

Asia Mall debuts in Eden Prairie

A large building with a red sign that says Asia Mall.

Asia Mall in Eden Prairie. Photo: Audrey Kennedy/Axios

A one-stop shop for Asian groceries, restaurants and other businesses is now open in Eden Prairie, bringing a long-awaited cultural hub for pan-Asian communities to the west metro.

Driving the news: A former Gander Outdoors store off 494 has been transformed into Asia Mall, a 116,000-square-foot, two-story mall that soft-launched last week with over a dozen tenants.

What he’s saying: “The Twin Cities is so spread out that I often found myself driving 20 miles to get oriental groceries, then another 20 miles to meet a client,” Asia Mall co-owner Amor Zhao said. “Our goal was to represent all AAPI cultures under one roof.”

What to expect: Grocery store Asian Mart 88 serves as anchor and takes up most of the first floor with staples from a variety of countries.

Yes, and: The mall also contains an insurance company, travel agency, used car dealership and hair salon. More space is available for rent, broker Marshall Nguyen said.

What’s next: A grand opening is planned for Sunday. Until then, the mall is operating at limited capacity and is open daily from 12pm to 7pm.

  • The same group of investors is already planning another big project – an Asian retail center and food hall at Burnsville Center.

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