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New Store Specializing in Korean Side Dish “Banchan” Opens in Long Island City
New Store Specializing in Korean Side Dish “Banchan” Opens in Long Island City

Aug. 11, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A new store that specializes in Korean side dishes known as “banchan” has opened in Long Island City after much delay.

The store, called Little Banchan Shop, opened Saturday on the ground floor of 5-28 49th Ave., a three-story-mixed-use building near Andrews Grove Park.

The owner of the establishment, Hooni Kim, 50, has taken over a 2,000-square foot space inside the building which was previously a kids indoor play area.

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