Sunday, January 04, 2009
Mitsuwa market closing downtown
I know the Little Tokyo Shopping Center has been in the death throes for years, and I knew the market was closing and turning into the Korean H Mart, but I'm still supremely bummed that Mitsuwa is closing Jan. 25. There's so many Korean markets already in Koreatown, and I liked the idea of having a variety of Japanese businesses to choose from in Little Tokyo. I'm sure I'll patronize Marukai and the little Mitsuwa in Little Tokyo, but having that mall with the big parking lot, supermarket-sized Mitsuwa and all the restaurants made me feel like we had a little slice of Tokyo right Downtown (even more when the big department store was there). Although most of the restaurants are staying for now, it just won't be the same.