Hundreds Attend Grand Opening Of Mitsuwa Marketplace In Plano


IS STILL TIME. DALLAS FIRE RESCUE WILL ACCEPT DONATIONS THROUGH THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. WHEN CORPORATIONS LIKE TOYOTA AND OTHERS ANNOUNCE RELOCATIONS IN NORTH TEXAS IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THIS LONG LINE OF BUSINESSES THAT WOULD FOLLOW. PLANO GOT A LITTLE TASTE OF THAT WHEN HUNDREDS LINED UP FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MARKETPLACE. GABRIEL IS LIVE TO TAKE US INSIDE. Reporter: OTHER ASIAN MARKETS NEAR 75 AND LEGACY, BUT ABOUT 80% OF WHAT’S SOLD AT THIS ONE IS JAPANESE LIKE THIS SPECIALTY SOY SAUCE, AND THE COMPANY IS BETTING THAT THAT APPEALS NOT ONLY TO THE CUSTOMERS ALREADY LIVING IN NORTH TEXAS, BUT THE ONES WHO ARE ON THEIR WAY. TRADITIONAL DRUMS WELCOMED THE HUNDREDS TO WHO LINED UP OUTSIDE THE MARKETPLACE WAITING FOR THE GRAND OPENING. PEOPLE ARE EXCITED. I CAME HERE AT 10:30 AND IT’S ALREADY — THE PARKING LOT WAS ALREADY FULL. Reporter: THE LINE STRETCHED AROUND THE CORNER. ONCE STORES OPENED CUSTOMERS PACKED INSIDE LOOKING FOR A TASTE OF AUTHENTICITY. I AM FROM JAPAN. HE IS FROM JAPAN. ALL THE PASTRIES ARE FROM JAPAN. Reporter: THE STORE MANAGER SAYS THAT NOW THAT TOYOTA HAS RELOCATED HEADQUARTERS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THE GROCERY CHAIN HEADQUARTERED THERE IS BRANCHING OUT TO MAKE TRANSPLANTS FEEL AT HOME IN PLANO. IT’S ALSO COMING HERE. FROM JAPAN. Reporter: JAPAN EXTERNAL TRADE ORGANIZATION HELPS ENCOURAGE U.S. – JAPANESE COMMERCE. HE SAYS FOLLOWING IN TOYOTA’S PATH ARE SUPPLIERS, LAWYERS, ACCOUNTANTS AND GROCERY AND RETAIL STORES THAT CREATE A BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE AND A QUALITY OF LIFE THAT WILL DRAW MORE CORPORATIONS TO THE AREA. AT THE SAME TIME CUSTOMERS SAY THAT PEOPLE ALREADY HERE ENJOY THE NEW CHOICES. IT OPENS UP A BUNCH OF NEW STORES AND JOBS WHEN A BIGGER COMPANY MOVES IN. Reporter: WITH MORE THAN 25,000 SQUARE FEET WHAT CUSTOMERS SAW TODAY WAS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE. THE MARKET WILL BE OPENING ITS OWN JAPANESE FOOD HALL IN PART

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