Welcome to mmm-yoso!!!, the food blog. Kirk is vacationing-following plans, ed(from Yuma) is planning for a vacation and Cathy is writing today about something unplanned.
Yesterday I was talking with a friend I hadn't seen in a year. We were (of course) talking about food and somehow the conversation went to the new Zion Market, which she told me was going to open today. Finally!!! (Kirk wrote about Zion Market in 2005 and again when announcing it would be moving (look at the date when he knew it would be moving). (Zion is a Korean Market, in case you didn't know)(I've posted about the 'food court' area inside the old Zion).
I hadn't planned on the market ever opening, and had a major assignment Friday morning, but managed to make it here in the afternoon. Located inside the old Kmart/Sears building on Clairmont Mesa at Convoy, the parking lot is able to handle the crowds.
To the left when you walk in - the grocery aisles.
A refrigerated wall runs along the front...
Items for sale are the usual suspects. Quite a few sale items are located interspersed in the store (not necessarily on the end caps).
as well as a really large refrigerator of panchan...
Sort of near the center back of the store is an 'island' area that looks like it will have ovens going all the time.
for now, the surrounding counters are holding the pre-cooked grab and go items.
There is so much extra space and a greater selection. This Zion has 12 cash registers. The overhead lighting is all LED, not florescent (probably what took a bit of time in getting this space ready).
This is the view from the cash registers to the 'other side' - the storefront area of the building...see all the storefronts to the left? I cound eight.