Thursday December 06, 2012 | 04:26 PM

Veranda Asian Market, which is being billed as the largest Asian market in Maine, will hold its grand opening Monday at noon.

The market, located at 695 Forest Ave. in Portland, is owned by the same family that owns the Veranda Thai and Veranda Noodle Bar restaurants on Veranda Street.

Sonka Nguyen, one of the owners, told me the store’s regular hours will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Monday, the doors won’t open until noon because they are holding a special grand opening ceremony.

The market will have meat and seafood departments, as well as a large selection of imported fruits and vegetables. The building has a full kitchen, so take-out will be available. Nguyen said the take-out selections will include roast pork barbecue along with some dishes that are similar to what’s found on the menus at the Veranda restaurants.

Here’s some photos from their Facebook page:

Parking is available in the back of the market, off Vannah Avenue.

The market’s website is

There is also a Facebook page at

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