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Saigon Market to close, but vows to reopen soon
Thanh Ho of Saigon Asian Market talks about the wide-variety of specialty products at the Maple Street market in Manchester on Friday. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
But Luong will need to drive to Nashua, at least temporarily, as the market's last day in Manchester is today. .
The store's lease ran out last spring, and the landlord informed him the market needed to vacate the space by mid-September. So at 7:30 p.m. today, the store will close and soon shift its merchandise to its other store at 33 Pine St., in Nashua.
The market was on Valley Street for about a year before calling South Maple Street its home the past 11 years. The business was profitable, with nearly two-thirds of its overall sales coming from the Manchester store. He said at least a few employees will be laid off.
"They really are the only one that's original," Prevot said. "They're dedicated to their ethnic society, and they're very valuable."
"They're friendly, and I like to help the little guy," Prevot said.
Ho is optimistic a Manchester store will return.
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