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Popular Taiwanese chain Meet Fresh to open in Las Vegas

Asian businesses continue to grow in Las Vegas
Posted: 6:00 AM, Feb 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-28 22:19:24-05

Las Vegas is seeing a local economic boom.

Over the last few years more and more Asian-American owned businesses are opening in the valley. A new business is getting ready to open its doors near Spring Mountain and Wynn roads.

Meet Fresh, a popular Taiwanese dessert chain, is coming to Las Vegas on March 16.

"Our concept is to offer the fresh, simple, homemade but healthy," says manager, Leon Lee.

With hundreds of stores in different countries and several here in the United States, Meet Fresh is known for its signature items like taro balls and tofu pudding.

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Lee says Las Vegas is the perfect place to open a new location.

"Everyone considers Chinatown as a foodie place," he says. "They come to Chinatown to find good food, good dessert, good milk tea."

Meet Fresh is part of the growing list of Asian-owned businesses in Nevada. According to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, the state has seen a 28% increase in Asian-owned businesses since 2007 - a total of 19,000 to date.

Other businesses like Triton Technologies from Hawaii and FFL furniture Life from California have recently opened stores in the valley as well.

Commercial real estate agent Cathey Kou has helped new Asian-owned businesses find the right spot in town.

"From a commercial real estate perspective event, the office and the retail space has really improved drastically," says Kou.

Kyu says this growing trend will likely continue in the next few years.

"The barriers to entry for opening a business are much lower here," she says. "The government is very supportive of small and local businesses."