Assi Natural Market Slated To Open First O.C. Store In Woodbridge Village Center In Irvine

Assi Super will open its first Orange County location called Assi Natural Market at the Woodbridge Village Center in Irvine in Fall 2012.

Assi Natural Market, an upscale full service Asian grocery store, will take over the space currently occupied by Stein Mart, which will relocate to The Market Place in Irvine.

The nearly 35,000 square foot grocery store will carry items with focus on natural organic ingredients imported directly from Korea, Japan, China, Southeast Asia or purchased from local manufacturers. Assi features its own brands to provide customers with highly competitive prices for premium quality goods.

Assi Natural Market will offer farm-fresh fruit and vegetables; a superior selection of wines from around the world; a large selection of fresh and live fish delivered daily; high quality meat including Kobe style beef and organically grown variety of meat, and a Korean-style BBQ selection marinated in specialty sauces prepared without MSG.

The hot food bar will serve a variety of Asian food with absolutely no MSG for easy take-out or eating on the premises. The store will also offer catering services, with healthy choices from assorted fruit and vegetable trays, to sushi platters, and other Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian specialty dishes (all menus do not contain MSG).

Assi Natural Market will be located in the Woodbridge Village Center at 4730 Barranca Parkway in Irvine.

Stein Mart, which will relocate to the Irvine side of The Market Place in Spring 2012, will remain open at Woodbridge Village Center until the new location opens. Stein Mart is known for its value priced men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. The store also has a wide array of home décor as well as a selection of children’s apparel and gifts.

Woodbridge Village Center, owned and managed by Irvine Company, is located on Barranca between Culver and Jeffrey in Irvine. Woodbridge Village Center is anchored by Barnes & Noble, Woodbridge Movies 5 Theater plus several casual restaurants, specialty retailers, professional services and medical offices.