OC Celebrates New Vietnamese Business with a Bang

By Karissa Willette

GARDEN GROVE, Ca. – Orange County is well-known for its diverse culture of residents, food and businesses. In particular, the City of Garden Grove is often recognized for its vibrant Vietnamese community. Last week, local elected officials and the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate the newest business in town as NorthStar Market celebrated its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Located off of Brookhurst Street in North Garden Grove, this full-service Asian and Mexican supermarket features fresh seafood (including live lobsters and catfish), authentic Mexican marinated meats and breads, rare grocery items direct from Mexico/Asia, and a full deli.

A large crowd of eager shoppers, poised and ready with their shopping carts, attended the grand opening celebration as representative Karissa Willette from California State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Diane Harkey’s office presented a certificate of appreciation to NorthStar Market Managing Director Frank Xu to both congratulate the new business venture, and express gratitude for the jobs and economic growth brought to the Fourth District thanks to NorthStar Market. A recording of the Vietnamese national anthem, the United States’ national anthem, live dragon dancers and a string of ear-popping firecrackers helped to close out the grand opening with a bang as shoppers happily swarmed into the supermarket for numerous Memorial Day bargains.

If you haven’t already, visit NorthStar Market at 12081 Brookhurst Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840.

The BOE’s Fourth District staff strives to make opening a business easy. If you run a business, or have questions regarding your business in California, we are ready to provide you concierge level service. E-mail Vice Chair Diane Harkey diane.harkey@boe.ca.gov for assistance, or call 949-724-2578.

People stand in front of the NorthStar Market.The exterior of NorthStar Market during the Grand Opening ceremony.

Large crowd of customers at the NorthStar grand opening.Customers were eager to browse NorthStar’s offerings.


Field Representative Karissa Willette with Market Managing Director Frank Xu.

Three dragon dancers perform at the NorthStar ceremony.Traditional dragon dancers added excitement to the ceremony.

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