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Jan 1, 2012 11:32 AM

Parsian International Market (Closed)

I dropped by this little market on Convoy Street prior to Christmas. There were construction guys taking the place apart and they told me the market closed. It was a great little market for a lot of reasons and close to my home so I'm sorry to see it go. Any similar market nearby? If you plotted the following stores on a map: 99 Ranch, Vons (Murphy Canyon Road), Carnival, & Thuan Phat, I'd like it to be inside the plotted area as those are my regular markets. Thanks!

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  1. Balboa International Market, which is, ironically, Parsian's first location and carries a much larger selection than Parsian.

    Not in the center of your plotted map, but not that far from Carnival if you ever shop at Henry's, Target, Home Depot or the new Albertsons on Balboa at Genesee. It is located behind the See's Candy on Balboa.

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    1. re: Cathy

      Wow, good to know. Thank you. I don't go to Henry's that much but it is not out of my travel comfort zone and I need a replacement for that store. I will check it out. Thanks again.

      1. re: Cathy

        What is this store called "Henry's"? :)

        1. re: RB Hound

          When I first moved here in 1998, Henry's was sort of like a farmers market in traditional market garb. Their produce was cheap (not any more), they sold bulk (they still do, but it is diminishing) and it was just a nice place to go. Now, all the ethnic markets have it beat for prices and selection in most everything.

          Last I was there they had changed their name to Sprouts. I think a merger with a similar company was done. It's a very cool store but expensive, in my opinion.

          1. re: RB Hound

            It's about two miles East of the Morena Price Club...

            1. re: Cathy

              Bravo, Cathy - perfect response. :)

              RockyRoad, my question was tongue in cheek. The Sprouts-Henry's merger is a lot more complex than you make it sound - this is a good article about it:


              1. re: RB Hound

                LOL, I guess.....zoooom...over my head. I don't go there much but thanks for the article.

          2. re: Cathy

            I was completely shocked by their closure, I have visited them for years! Do you have any idea what happened, any contacts with the owner? Thanks

            Parsian International Market
            4020 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

          3. The "internet" says that Grill House Cafe, in or near Little India on Black Mountain Road, is their new location.

            Any confirmation?