Hmong Village (Zos Hmoob), opened to rave reviews on October 30. Located at 1001 Johnson Parkway, at the juncture of Phalen Boulevard and Maryland, the enterprise has made innovative and fresh use of what once was a St. Paul School District office and warehouse building. 40 professional offices, 35 produce stands, 18 deli-style restaurants, and more than 230 merchandise booths can be found inside. Colorful murals depicting scenes from Southeast Asia adorn the walls of the produce area, and the many friendly vendors make for a warm and interesting experience.
There are also a number of Chinese, Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Mexican merchandise booths. It is a wonderful place to explore options for a takeout lunch, or to get hard to find vegetables for your table at home. Hmong Village is a privately financed indoor mall of primarily Hmong businesses and vendors and is a member of the new Dayton’s Bluff Area Business Association. Co-owner Yong Yia Vang is the go to guy for dealing with the business, which was one of three recognized as “Remarkable Community Building Organizations” by the Dayton’s Bluff Community Council at its annual community dinner on November 12.
For more information, or to get on the waiting list for a booth or office, contact Yong at firstname.lastname@example.org