*** Update: U Mart is now Hana Mart
I'd been wondering since July, when U Mart would be opening in the old Zion Market space. A bit over a week ago, I dropped by First Korean Market to see a sign announcing that U Mart's opening was imminent. So between meetings today I happened to pass the place and guess what?
I had a few minutes so I decided to take a quick look.
The lay-out is pretty much the same as the old Zion, except not as crowded.
Tons of items on sale.
First Korean Market always had a couple of "local kine" items; I've never really found out why. I did notice this as I walked by.
All the usual suspects. There's a Kim Bap/Sushi area where the old prepared foods used to be.
I didn't have much time since I had to get back to the office for my next meeting.....
The rest of the space is still empty, except for this one area where the nice woman beckoned me and gave me samples.....
They were really friendly....heck I was the only customer in the place. When they gave me their business card I had to laugh.....this is the second location of Big Joy Bakery. I was told that some of the old food stands will be back, along with a couple of new one's for the Food Court. So dar, I haven't been impressed with the new Zion Market's Food Court. I hope this one will be better.
I'll try to return in the near future for a more comprehensive post.
4611 Mercury St San Diego, CA 92111 B
Between Engineer Rd and Dagget St
Hours: Mon - Sat 9am - 9pm Sunday 9am - 8pm