UPDATE: This story was first published on Dec. 18, 2023.
Georgia Main Food Group has set an opening date for its first-ever Asian grocery store.
Meiga (pronounced May-ga), located in the Vancouver Metropolitan Area, will host its grand opening on Feb. 3.
The new store will offer fresh produce and meats, an open kitchen with ready-to-serve hot foods including traditional Chinese take-away specialties, Cantonese BBQ, RWA beef and pork, hot pot, sushi, fresh bakery and a juice bar.
To commemorate Georgia Main Food Group’s Chinatown roots, the company partnered with local artist Mikayla Hong of ArtBedo to display a selection of her artwork in the store representing Vancouver Asian culture.
“This will be the first of a new family of Meiga Supermarkets in British Columbia and we look forward to offering the community a new and exciting option when it comes to shopping for Asian foods. While shopping at Meiga, customers will have a chance to enjoy a wide variety of products and cuisines, as well as learn about diverse cultures – all within a welcoming environment with staff focused on exemplary customer service," said Gary Sorenson, chief operating officer, Georgia Main Food Group, in a press release.
“Meiga’s commitment to freshness will be found in our products and it’s also embedded in our attitude, with a fresh view on what the Asian supermarket experience will be like,” he added.
Meiga will be located at 221 Ioco Road in Port Moody. The company says it has plans to expand the banner over the next three to five years.
With files from Jillian Morgan