The Eden Center celebrated its 30th anniversary last month — complete with dancing, music, and a ribbon cutting ceremony.
Local dignitaries, community and business members, and customers joined the celebration. As locals know, Eden Center (6751 Wilson Boulevard) is a Vietnamese shopping center in Falls Church — just across the Arlington border — that offers an “authentic Vietnamese vacation without the jetlag.”
“The Eden Center first opened its doors in 1984 and today is recognized as a major cultural tourist attraction and the ultimate Vietnamese shopping experience. We open a new chapter today by celebrating our 30th Anniversary and the Grand Opening of our newest tenant, the Good Fortune Supermarket,” said Alan Frank, VP and General Counsel of The Eden Center.
The new Good Fortune Supermarket spans an impressive 44,000 square feet and is the largest international grocery store inside the Beltway. It is also the first that utilizes 100% LED lighting together with an energy efficient roof and HVAC. Expansive fresh seafood and produce displays are already attracting customers from Arlington, D.C., Alexandria and Fairfax County.
For local Washingtonians, we are lucky that an authentic Vietnamese experience is right in our backyard. The Eden Center is a cultural and economic home for Vietnamese-Americans and a unique cultural experience for all visitors. The face of Eden Center showcases architectural designs reminiscent of historic and modern day Saigon, including avenues named after famous Generals who served in the South Vietnamese Army. Experience the roots of the culture through the more than 115 Vietnamese restaurants, retailers, and service stores.
The cuisine offered at The Eden Center businesses is one that is most impressive; it attracts patrons near and far. The Eden Center is the local home to the sought after dishes of phở and bánh mì. Eateries within the center have gained acclaim from popular shows such as Anthony Bourdain’s “No Reservations” and the Food Network.
The well-known restaurant, Rice Paper, was recently named one of Washingtonian Magazines “Best Restaurants”. Eden Kitchen, and its famous “Pho Factory” brand of pho is one of the largest restaurants at Eden Center.
Salons abound! From inexpensive haircuts to hair coloring to permanent make up, the 10 Eden Center salons will take good care of you at reasonable prices.
Jewelry has always been an important reason to visit Eden Center. Fifteen stores provide a wide variety of diamonds, jewelry and gems. Eden Center jewelers design and make jewelry on premises. Many of the jewelry stores have been at Eden Center since the 1980’s. Check out the new stores and visit an old favorite!
Whether you are in the mood for some hot phở, sweet chè or bubble tea, visit Eden Center and experience an authentic Vietnamese vacation without the jetlag. For more information on shops and events, visit www.edencenter.com.
The preceding was a promoted post sponsored by the Eden Center.