Daiso, a Japan-based retail chain known for providing a wide range of household goods, plans to open its first San Antonio store on the North Side later in 2024.

The background

According to a Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations filing, Daiso recently began a $357,250 renovation of an existing 6,616-square-foot space at the Valley View Shopping Center near Castle Hills.

The renovation project started in early April and is slated for completion in mid-July.

A closer look

According to their website, Daiso was founded as a family-owned company in Japan in 1977. Daiso representatives said the company offers 100,000-plus products at affordable prices, including Japanese-inspired home decor, stationery, foods, kitchenware, cleaning and back-to-school items.

Daiso currently has 24 Texas stores, mainly in the Dallas, Houston and Austin areas.

Company representatives have not confirmed an estimated date for the opening of San Antonio’s first location.