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Pasadena To Host Southern California’s Only Asian Night Market

626 Asian Night 

 

Southern California’s only Asian Night Market will be held in Pasadena on Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 5PM to 11:30PM on Oakland Avenue between Colorado Boulevard & Union Street.  Admission is free to the public. 

  

Dubbed the “626 Night Market”, eponymous for the telephone area code of the San Gabriel Valley, the event will feature an authentic Asian street fair experience that is a fixture of Asian communities.  The San Gabriel Valley is home to one of the largest Asian populations outside of Asia and boasts a bevy of Asian restaurants and businesses that are largely unknown to non-residents of the area. The 626 Night Market aims to provide greater exposure for these hidden businesses and fun for people of all ages by bringing a staple of Asian culture and commerce to Los Angeles.  

  

The 626 Night Market will feature 70+ local restaurants and businesses. Mouth-watering food selections will range from Hong Kong Egg Waffles and Taiwanese Crepes to Chinese Teas and Dragon Whiskers Candy, not to mention stinky tofu.  Retail vendors will sell Asian-inspired clothes and shoes, unique cell phone & tablet accessories, toys, cosmetics, jewelry, and more. Many vendors are independent start-ups and first-time entrepreneurs pursuing their small-business dreams to help bolster our local economy. 

  

Parking will be available in public parking lots near the event on Union Street, Oakland & Madison Avenue.  Or, go green and take public transit; for a full list of public transit options please visit the event website. 

  

Chinatrust Bank USA is the premier sponsor of the 626 Night Market. With 12 branches coast to coast, Chinatrust Bank (U.S.A.) is one of the first Asian American Banks to operate both in the Eastern and Western United States.  Other event sponsors include Formedia, Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Senator Carol Liu’s office. For more information please visit www.626nightmarket.com.  

 

Posted: 3/22/2012 05:10:00 PM