Asian chamber, diverse North Austin organization representing more than 65 business launch Asian Eats Night Market on March 22-23

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An organization representing the diversity of North Austin is working with the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce to launch the first Asian Eats Night Market on March 22-23.

The North Lamar International District Merchants Association represents specialty stores, eateries, schools, banks and service businesses. The group collaborated with the chamber and the city’s Souly Austin Program through the Economic Development Department, according to a news release.

“As a merchant, I recognize the value and importance of organizing and coming together as a group to both market and promote our business district,” district board member Paul Kleypas said in the release. “I am looking forward to our inaugural event, the Asian Eats Night Market and the activations. Great things are on the horizon for our district.”

Asian Eats Night Market is being held from 6-10 p.m. both nights at St. Vincent De Paul’s Thirft Store, 901 W. Braker Lane, Austin. Free parking with shuttle service is located at McBee or Walnut Creek elementary schools on Braker. Admission to the event is free.

The night market is inspired by evening street markets common in Asia and includes cuisine from all parts of Asia, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Vendors at the event include China Spice Seafood Restaurant, Coco’s Cafe, Ding Tea, NG Cafe, Peace Bakery, Rice Bowl Cafe and Teriyaki Madness. Activities include live dancing and other cultural entertainment.

The district is also debuting its new gateway installation located at the intersection of Braker and North Lamar Boulevard at the event. The installation includes three flags that will represent the district’s various languages, countries and visitors, according to the release.

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Amy Denney
Amy has been reporting in community journalism since 2007. She worked in the Chicago suburbs for three years before migrating south and joined Community Impact Newspaper in September 2010. Amy has been editor of the Northwest Austin publication since August 2012 and she is also the transportation beat reporter for the Austin area.
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