Massive Indoor Vietnamese Market & Food Hall Coming to San Jose?
Real Estate Executive Do Van Tron purchased the former Sears store in San Jose’s Eastridge Center with plans to transform the space into a bustling Vietnamese market and food hall akin to the famous, 110-year-old Bến Thành Market in Ho Chi Minh City.
The giant 260,100 square foot space located at 2180 Eastridge Loop is being developed to be ‘Hello Ben Thanh Indoor Market and Food Hall’ and would feature two floors of stalls and vendors including food courts, a banquet hall, an entertainment center, community spaces and a children’s play center. Plus, they’ll host free entertainment on weekends and concerts.
Tron would like to bring in the most famous Vietnamese restaurants in California. The plans indicate that there could be 50 food booths offering Vietnamese specialties and additional Asian delectables. The business plan states that the food hall vendors would have to be vetted by submitting a cuisine sample before being selected.
The market would feature Vietnamese produce, plus an array of Vietnamese groceries like beef jerky and confections, as well as merchandise featuring traditional Vietnamese clothing and arts, as well as services like watch and jewelry repair, and even a luxury car showroom. The new market will connect directly to the main Eastridge Center complex.