Daiso Announces Emeryville Store Grand Opening Celebration at Powell Street Plaza

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Daiso, often referred to as “The Japanese Dollar Store” (in actuality, items start at $1.50) has announced it will be opening in the former Pier 1 spot at the Powell Street Plaza. Construction is moving fast and Daiso has already announced plans for a Grand Opening Celebration with free goodie bags. The Emeryville Daiso store is the chain’s 15th Northern California store and its 53rd store in the state. If the Facebook reaction by E’villains is any indication, the store should do well.

Daiso Japan was established in 1977 where it now has over 2,800 branches. Daiso is rapidly expanding outside of its native Japan and according to their press release, currently have over 600 overseas locations. They are reportedly averaging 10 – 20 new stores globally every month. Daiso’s U.S. stores sell over 20,000 different products including gift items, school supplies, housewares, kitchenware, beauty supplies, stationery, electronic accessories and everyday sundries. “With the continuing increase in the cost of living Daiso’s mission is to help consumers maintain a high standard of living without spending more” the press release goes on to explain.


Daiso’s Emeryville Store Grand Opening Celebration

Daiso will celebrate its latest Emeryville store by holding a grand opening celebration weekend. The celebration is open to the public and will include music, balloons, vendor sampling, a prize wheel and drawings.

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
PRIZES & DRAWINGS: Goodie bags will be given to the first 100 customers each day, with receipt. Tickets will be given away on Saturday & Sunday. Winners will be selected and announced Sunday, August 21, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. in front of the store. The winning numbers also will be posted at the store and on the Daiso Facebook page with two weeks to claim the prize.
Prizes Include:

  • Dyson Cordless Vacuum Cleaner,
  • iPad Mini
  • K-Cup Brewer
  • $100 VISA Cards
  • (2) $50 gas cards

RSVP online via Facebook →

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Rob Arias

is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.


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