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‘It’s time to retire’: Beloved Asian grocery store in Salt Lake City closes after 23 years

  • Southeast Market, which specializes in Asian food and goods, is closing after 23 years of business.
  • The Salt Lake City-based store offered Chinese and Vietnamese goods in its early days but expanded to provide other Asian products through the years.
  • Amid an ongoing pandemic, the owners noted that it had been “a difficult two years.”
  • The store will hold a clearance sale on Saturday and Sunday with all items marked 40% off.

A beloved Asian grocery store in Salt Lake City is closing its doors after 23 years of service.

Southeast Market, located at 422 E. 900 South, has been a staple in the Liberty Wells neighborhood since 1997, offering goods from a variety of Asian cuisines and cultures.

Jack Ma Threw an Epic Birthday Party for 60,000 People for His Retirement

Jack Ma, China’s richest man, stepped down as chairman of the Alibaba Group on Tuesday, the small e-commerce site he built with 17 other people in 1999 which has since become the diverse $460 billion tech empire it is today.

The grand farewell party, which coincided with the tech entrepreneur’s 55th birthday and Alibaba’s 20th anniversary, hosted more than 60,000 employees at the Olympic Sports Center in Hangzhou, the company’s home city in eastern China’s Zhejiang province where they also party arround using similar services to LA Party Bus.