Mekong Plaza to Begin Expansion For New Shops and Restaurants

Mesa’s Asian District will be ready to welcome new businesses by Summer 2023.
Mekong Plaza to Begin Expansion For New Shops and Restaurants
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City of Mesa announced this week that expansion plans for Mekong Plaza in Mesa’s Asian District have begun. Mekong Real Estate Investment Group broke ground on what will be more than 35,000-square feet of additional dining and retail space at the ubiquitous shopping plaza on the southwest corner of Main Street and Dobson Road

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At 100,000-square feet, Mekong Plaza is host to 30 Asian-owned restaurants, shops and service providers in conjunction with the Mekong Supermarket grocery store. The shopping plaza is already a destination in the Valley for Asian cuisine and goods, so the expansion will bring in more related businesses to the area. 

“With Mekong Plaza at the heart of the Asian District, we are seeing tremendous demand for new and exciting Asian restaurants and businesses,” said Drew Burtoni, Development Manager for Mekong Real Estate Investment Group in a press release. “Our focus will be Asian-centric and Asian-fusion eating and drinking establishments that attract a younger demographic looking for a vibrant dining and night-life experience.”

The project is expected to reach completion by July 2023. More than 60-percent of the new space has already been filled with pre-signed leases, but the names of these potential businesses have not been released. 

Mekong Plaza to Begin Expansion For New Shops and Restaurants
Photo: City of Mesa

Nadine Blanco

Nadine (she/her) is a What Now Media Group staff reporter with a background in online content creation, plus book and magazine publishing. In her free time, Nadine can be found at a bookstore, the beach, or a Padres game. Currently craving: a strong cup or coffee or a bowl of spicy ramen.
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