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Pan-Asia Supermarket opens in Manchester

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017



Manchester has a new specialty store: Pan-Asia Supermarket at 14246 Manchester Road.

The 30,000-square-foot grocery hosted its grand opening Saturday, July 22, and offers a wide variety of Asian products, including fresh seafood, dry goods, fruit and veggies, international liquors and spices.

This is the third location for the supermarket chain; it also has stores in Nebraska and Kansas. Store manager Ethan Lin said while Manchester had a few smaller Indian markets, it lacked a grocery with ingredients essential to other Asian cuisines.

“We are more focused on Asian [ingredients], and compared to other stores, we have a larger selection: more vegetables, more fruit, more meat and better pricing,” Lin said.

Pan-Asian offers national foods from China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and more. Kim said the store hosts a wide range of fresh produce from bok choy to dragon fruit and Korean brown pears, as well as a bakery. The deli selection features grab-and-go items like marinated beef and pork and roast duck.

“The [specialty] Kit-Kats and Pocky are popular with our American customers,” Lin said. “Right now [Americans] are probably 10 to 15 percent of our customers, and we hope that number will go up to 20 to 25 percent in the future.”

Pan-Asia Supermarket is open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Pan-Asia Supermarket

Rachel Wilson is an editorial intern at Sauce Magazine. 

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Sneak Peek: Farm to You Market in Washington

Monday, April 11th, 2016



It’s about to get easier to buy local in Franklin County. Farm to You Market opens at 5025 Old Highway 100 in Washington on Wednesday, April 13, with a grand opening to come May 6 and 7. A longtime vision of farmer and co-owner Todd Geisert, the market will stock the usual grocery store suspects (like meat, eggs, cheese, produce, dry goods, seasonings, wine and beer) but the offerings will be primarily sourced from vendors in a 200-mile radius of the store.

More commonly known vendors like Companion, Midwest Pasta Co. and Todd Geisert Farms will be featured alongside lesser known purveyors like Giofre Apiaries, which makes honey ice cream.

Geisert is also working to connect the various vendors to use each other’s products in their own offerings. For example, rice produced by the McKaskle Family Farm in Braggadocio, Missouri may make its way into Thompson Farm’s soup mixes. Todd Geisert Farms’ bacon is included in Giofre Apiaries’ honey ice cream.

More than a market, the space includes the Barn Yard Cafe, a 40-seat space that shoppers can use to enjoy a sandwich from the deli or reserve a seat for the planned monthly dinners featuring chefs like Ben McArthur of J. McArthur’s and Chris Bork of the upcoming Vista Ramen.

Farm to You Market will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Here’s what to expect when the doors slide open Wednesday.


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-photos by Meera Nagarajan

The Scoop: Organics market opens doors in South St. Louis

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015



New South City market Organics has popped up at 5400 S. Kingshighway Blvd. Doors opened for business June 5. Owner Fred Ford said the majority of his inventory is certified USDA Organic. “Before I had kids, I didn’t care about my diet. When I had kids, I didn’t want them eating anything that I had been eating,” Ford said. “I began researching different types of foods, and that led me to organic food.”

The 1,600-square-foot store sells everything from fresh fruit, vegetables and frozen foods to locally sourced candles. Ford hopes to source more products from local vendors as the business grows. Ford said the shop, located just a few blocks away from his house, filled a need for organic products in the community.

“When I originally had the idea for Organics, I was thinking South County because there is nothing in that area. But I looked at places, and I couldn’t feel it,” Ford said. “So I started looking closer to home. (My family) loves going to farmers markets, and we needed something closer to home.”

Ford, who previously worked as a photographer, is dabbling in ideas to expand the store, possibly opening a cafe, adding cooking classes or even a yoga studio. “I want to grow. I want to meet my neighbors and become the place they get their groceries,” Ford said. “Eventually, I want to expand to South County, North County and even farther like St. Charles.”

Organics is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The Scoop: The Fresh Market grocery opens in Creve Coeur

Monday, March 2nd, 2015



The Fresh Market, a North Carolina-based grocery store chain, opened its first Missouri location at 11557 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur on Feb. 25. “We’re always on the lookout for where shoppers have a passion for great food and great service,” said Fresh Market district manager Amy Donati. “This area is very convenient for a lot of different people.”

The 25,000-square-foot building is designed in the style of an open-air European market and is stocked with fresh produce, seafood, deli meats, baked goods, freshly ground coffee, wine and beer. Local offerings include Billy Goat Chips, Fitz’s sodas, Two Men and A Garden salsa and pickles, Stone Hill wines and Kuva Coffee. In addition to grocery needs, The Fresh Market also offers a small six-seat dining area inside and another 24 seats on a patio where customers can enjoy the store’s prepared food offerings. Grab-and-go options include salads, paninis, wraps, sushi and an assortment of health-conscious meals.

The Fresh Market is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

-photo by Georgia Kaye


The Scoop: Lucky’s Market to open in Ellisville July 30

Thursday, June 5th, 2014



The Ellisville community will welcome Lucky’s Market, a full service supermarket opening July 30 at 15830 Fountain Plaza Drive. The Ellisville location is the seventh Lucky’s Market nationwide, and the second Missouri location.

Owners Bo and Trish Sharon opened the first Lucky’s Market in Boulder, Colorado in 2003. Lucky’s Market also has locations in Columbia, Missouri and plans to open another in Rock Hill in 2015.  “We’re looking forward to giving our neighbors in the St. Louis area a new taste and experience to bring home to their kitchens,” said Bo Sharon in a recent press release.

The 38,000-square-foot supermarket will employ 180 people and offers customers a wide selection of organic, specialty and gluten-free items. Lucky’s is currently working to source local products such as Dogtown Pizza and local brews. The Ellisville location will also include include a juice bar, coffee bar, bacon cured and smoked in-house, beer, wine and a community room where it will host in-store events like cooking classes, wellness education and children’s events.


The Scoop: Fields Foods to offer new grocery store experience in Lafayette Square

Monday, October 7th, 2013



A unique, full-service grocery store is coming to Lafayette Square. Fields Foods is currently under construction at 1500 Lafayette Ave., next to Walgreens at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Truman Parkway, and is slated to open January 2014. Part of a $120 million redevelopment of the former City Hospital site, Fields Foods will stock a vast selection of locally grown food and popular brands. It also will offer a one-of-a-kind shopping experience through the interior design and decor of the 37,000-square-foot space.

As Fields Foods co-founders Chris Goodson and Jeffrey Randol explained, residents of nearby Lafayette Square, Soulard and LaSalle currently have limited options when finding a full-service grocery store, particularly one with an extensive selection of local products. Fields Foods, they said, will be the only full-service food shopping experience available to the neighborhood within a two-mile radius. Goodson and Randol also hope the store’s proximity to major highways will attract customers entering or leaving downtown St. Louis.

The store will feature extensive retail space, a sit-down wine and beer bar, and distinct areas for fresh seafood, cheese, meat, prepared foods and more. While locally grown food can sometimes come at a steeper price, Goodson and Randol hope to keep their inventory affordable through high-volume purchases Fields Foods will make from small- and medium-sized farms that practice sustainable methods. Randol noted education is an important component to Fields Foods’ mission. Products will be marked to indicate local, gluten-free, organic, non-genetically modified and other attributes.

“We’ll have the amenities of a grocery store, but we want to make the experience different,” said Randol. Each food area will be framed in its own decor. For example, the dairy section will be painted to appear as a window with a view of a pasture. A prepared foods section stocked with brick-oven pizzas, paninis and other sandwiches will feel like “a village within the store,” said Randol. In the wine bar area, Fields Foods plans to offer wine dinners, featuring a menu prepared by its executive chef Kurt Von Der Haar and beverages paired by its on-site sommelier. The Fields Foods experience extends all the way to concierge service. Thirsty for a glass of wine? Relax at the wine bar and hand your shopping list to one of the grocery’s employees.

When doors open Jan. 4, Fields Foods will operate daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fields Foods is expected to add approximately 100 full- and part-time jobs to St. Louis.



The Scoop: Kirkwood Deli and Market to serve grocery, gyro needs of nearby community

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

022311_gyrosMom and pop grocery stores can be special places. Sam Abdallah certainly agrees, which is why he is opening a deli and market in Kirkwood. The market will be located at 500 W. Essex Ave.,  in the space formerly occupied by the popular Majic Market. Abdallah’s father is the property owner of the space.

Kirkwood Deli and Market will be both deli and grocery store. In addition to offering great cuts of cheese and fresh meats, the deli will also have an extensive take-out menu. Although the menu is still being finalized, Abdallah intends to honor the store’s past as a gyro stop. “We will still have an incredible gyro sandwich,” said Abdallah, who  has  20 years of experience in the restaurant industry.

The 2,500-square-foot space will also be stocked with grocery items and non-food, convenience products. One section of the store will even be dedicated entirely to products made by Kirkwood businesses. “We want to advertise the area of Kirkwood,” explained Abdallah. “It’s a community-driven project.” The desire to serve nearby residents has also prompted Abdallah to offer grocery delivery, which will begin about six months after the store opens. “It will be a throwback to the 40s and 50s,” he noted.

The renovation is slated to begin soon and Abdallah expects the project to take four to six weeks. When construction concludes, customers will find old-world signage but an interior with a contemporary feel. “We are really trying to build something special at this place,” said Abdallah. “We want to give this store back to Kirkwood.”

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