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First ever Night Market opens in Minnesota's Little Mekong district

Have you heard about the buzz? With the Green Line light rail up and running, Little Mekong is serving up its first ever Night Market in St. Paul and it opens this weekend. If you’re missing the stroll for the real deal, check out the local fare for a taste. Details below:

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Southeast Asian cities are known for their sprawling, lavish night markets. Unlike day markets, night markets are a time to relax and wander the stalls looking for good food, fresh produce and unique merchandise. Little Mekong’s night market will feature local restaurants and food trucks, fresh produce and plants, artisan crafts and other merchandise along with arts and entertainment for the whole family.

WHEN: The Night Market will take place on the following Saturdays and will run between 5-10:00 PM: June 14, July 5, July 26, August 16, and September 6, 2014.

WHERE: The Night Market will be located in 400 block University Ave between Mai Village Restaurant and Little Szechuan Restaurant, near to the intersection of University Ave and Western Ave.

The Little Mekong Night Market is supported by The Saint Paul Foundation, the Bigelow Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and Sunrise Banks.

Food: 
Home Street Home Food Truck
Little Bean’s Ice Desserts
Fierce Ferments
Chopstix Fastfood
JooHee’s Granola
Silhouette Bakery
Café Lulu
Wung Lee
Mai Village
Lao Thai Restaurant
Brotherhood Brew

Arts & Crafts:
Peek Exclusive
Tijlaug Xab LLC
Unique Caps
Inner Swirl
Superheroes Face Paint
Red Green Rivers
Mai Style Clothing
The Sewing of Hope

Other:
Frogtown Farms

An economic initiative of the Asian Economic Development Association (AEDA), Little Mekong is a business and cultural district in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Located between Mackubin and Galtier streets along University Avenue, the district boasts a diversity of cultures, top rated restaurants and unique shopping experiences. Visitors come to Little Mekong to experience the unique culture and flavors of Southeast Asia. The opening of the initiative a few years ago was attended by former Miss Minnesota Nitaya Panemalaythong and the district boasts several Lao-based businesses along the line that have been there for more than 10 years. With Hmong malls and shopping centers dominating St. Paul area, Minnesota can’t deny it’s vibrant Southeast Asian roots and culture.

Learn more about the district here: http://www.littlemekong.com/

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  1. sean says

    I’ve been feeling very nostalgic and missing Laos lately. I’m glad that Minnesota is pushing the envelope in terms of lao culture, expressing it in the same exact way as it is back home.

  2. Anonymous says

    The name of the place makes me want to visit. I hope to visit one day.

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