New Asian & American Market may be in store for Fargo's Main Avenue

City construction and demolition permit applications indicate $1.8 million, 19,500-square-foot building is in the works for 1425 Main Ave.

Asian & American Market is seen Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1015 Main Ave., Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO - The owner of Asian & American Market is planning to build a new store just a few blocks west of its current location on the southwest edge of downtown.

A permit application has been filed with the city for a $1.8 million grocery store, parking lot and loading area at 1425 Main Ave. The single-story building would be 19,500 square feet.

A plan review fee payment was also made May 10.

Three city departments have signed off on the permit, with two others pending approval and two others, inspections and engineering, calling for revisions to the plan.

A second permit application was filed Tuesday, May 18, for demolition of buildings at 1425 Main.


The permit applications were filed by Fargo-based Dovetail Development.

Asian & American Market is currently at 1015 Main Ave. in a small strip mall just west of an empty lot where a McDonald’s restaurant used to stand.


Owner John Huynh has declined to comment on his plans, saying that there still remain aspects of the project that have to be finalized.
Asian & American Market is a popular store that sells hard-to-find vegetables such as lotus roots, and African staples like cassava, as well as curries from India.
Asian & American Market is planning to raze this building, seen Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1425 Main Ave., Fargo, to create a site for a new supermarket. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Helmut Schmidt is a reporter for The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead's business news team. Readers can reach him by email at, or by calling (701) 241-5583.
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