There’s a new Indian grocery store for the Merced community, and particularly for local Punjabi Americans, inside the Bear Creek Village at 2933 G Street, close to Yum Yum Donuts and In-Shape City.
The name is “Annapurna” and that translates to “providing for the community.”
Annapurna has a great selection of Indian specialty dry foods, meats and sweet treats; but the store is also packed with other items, including clothing, jewelry and makeup services for brides-to-be.
This is an exciting day in Merced,” Mayor Matthew Serratto said during a grand opening ceremony last week. “It’s great to see everybody’s hard work come to fruition. We are building our community and making it go forward.”
Owner Sandhya Rani along with family members and friends spent the past seven months in preparation for the opening. Another partner, Edwin Kainth of the local hotel industry, also supported the project.
Other dignitaries on hand during the event included Vikram and Priya Lakireddy, and Assistant City Manager Frank Quintero.
The market is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Call (209) 325-4236.