IRVINE, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2017) — Zion Mart, owned and operated by parent company Zion Market, is set to open its first location in Irvine this month with a Feb. 16 grand opening celebration.
The new store will be a prototype for the family-owned and operated Zion Market, which has five locations throughout Southern California, including Buena Park and Irvine.
“Zion Mart will be a Korean-American grocery store committed to bringing quality products at affordable prices to the community,” said Moses Hwang, director of operations for Zion Mart. “We will expand our signature offerings of Korean, Japanese and Chinese produce and food products to include an assortment of American grocery staples so that our shoppers can readily find more of what they need.”
In addition to offering a traditional meat and seafood department and fresh produce, the 30,000-square-foot Zion Mart will also have:
- Prepared and pre-packaged foods, including marinaded meats and bulgogi rice bowls.
- A cold-pressed juice and espresso bar.
- Kombucha on tap.
- Traditional Korean bakery with fresh sandwich breads, sweet potato cakes, roll cakes, chestnut pastries—all baked on site.
- A mini-food court with Asian noodle soups and dishes, including sushi rolls.
“We look forward to adding this new concept—run by a family that’s had long-term success in the grocery business—to Irvine,” said Dave Moore, president of Irvine Company Retail Properties.
Zion Mart is at 5331 University Drive in Irvine and joins Cielo Coffee, Photasia, Oh My Nails and more at Parkview Center.
About Irvine Company Retail Properties
With three distinguished shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place, Irvine Company Retail Properties also includes 40 neighborhood and community centers with a diverse mix of stores and restaurants. Irvine Company Retail Properties has recently welcomed several exclusive retailers to its portfolio, including Hello Kitty Café Pop Up Container, Hopdoddy Burger Bar, American Tea Room, Sushi Roku, TAPS Fish House & Brewery, Mendocino Farms, Nespresso, Urban Decay, NIKE and more. For more information, please visit ShopIrvineCompany.com.