Japanese dollar and 100-yen store Daiso has signed a lease for a 10,998-sq.-ft. spot at 501 S. Mason Rd. in the Mason Park shopping center, east of Mason Creek and the Barker reservoir. NewQuest Properties says the retailer was drawn to the location on S. Mason south of I-10 because of its proximity to Asian grocery chain 99 Ranch Market, which is currently getting the former Kroger spot in the center ready for a summertime opening.
The first of 2 Texas Daisos opened northwest of Dallas last July next to a 99 Ranch as well; a dozen Daisos are planned for each the Houston and the DFW areas, and the company plans to open 50 stores in the state over the next few years. The chain currently has 41 stores in California and 6 in Washington.
The 99 Ranch and Daiso will open south of the Fiesta Mart and Dollar Tree located across Provincial Blvd. A NewQuest representative says Daiso will be opening its Houston area stores as soon as leased spaces are remodeled and ready to go — so while Mason Rd. is the first of the planned area leases signed, it may not end up as the first store to start operating.
- Daiso Japan dollar store expands into Texas [Dallas Morning News]
Photo of Daiso in Carrollton, TX: NewQuest Properties