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Golden (Mystery): Good Market

N Tocus | Dec 7, 200406:44 AM

The Uptown/Edgewater neighborhood, already rich in Asian markets, has a new one so nice that it would be attracting crowds if not for the competition. Yesterday I stopped in an Asian market that wasn't there the last time I was up that way and was so impressed I wanted to post it but now I can't remember the name, Golden Something, either Pacific or Phoenix I think. It's on the east side of Broadway just south of Catalpa, where the mattress store went out of business years ago. Some Asian markets are kind of disorderly and dirty: this one is immaculate. Some fresh produce, nice line of frozen foods looking clean and well cared-for, canned goods etc.. They also accommodate the neighborhood by carrying some Bosnian products including a refrigerated dough to make Burek. A nice little supermarket (with carts) but what troubled me is how truly empty they were of customers. I don't see how they can survive and they've made such a nice effort. So please, everybody, go try them. BTW prices are rock-bottom, lower than I've seen anywhere lately. Yesterday an avocado was 69 cents, baby corn was 69 cents a can, and a pound of frozen clam meat (no shells) was $2.99. Has off-street parking.

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