Logansport’s Asian grocery store is no longer on Market Street in the old BMV building.
The new owners, Mang and Daisy Hau, relocated it to downtown at the end of September, at 416 High Street.
“We moved because it’s downtown and closer to our community,” said Mang Hau, who had renamed the business Daisy Hau Asian Market after his wife.
The rent is also less at that location, he said.
But he added that some people had trouble finding them with the High Street construction going on.
Hau took over as new owner of the Asian-specialty grocery store in July.
He said that they will offer the same products, covering cuisine from cultures that include Filipino, Laos, Thai, Burmese and “all Asian-related foods and groceries.”
The store gets fresh fruit and vegetables in on Thursday evenings, and by Monday, the Hau family has mostly sold out of them, he said.
The produce is seasonal and comes mostly from Korea and Thailand but also Costa Rica and Florida.
Hau bought the business when the former owners had to concentrate on family matters and on their store in Fort Wayne.
Prior to buying the store, Hua had worked his way up in Tyson Foods to Diversity Trainer.
He sees the store as a continuation of some of what he did there.
Because most of his customers are refugees, he also helps them adjust and function in the United States as part of his business.
He assists with housing, relocation, medical events, legal cases and translation.
About 99 percent of the Burmese community in Logansport has moved here because he told them he’d assist them, he said.
“My vocation is helping other people,” he said. “In return, I have a lot of loyal customers.”
The store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.