Nam De Mun opening new store in former South Cobb Drive Publix space

New location of Nam De Mun -- photo by Haisten Willis

The Nam De Mun Farmers Market chain is expanding.

The store’s current local location is in the Spring Village shopping center on Spring Road, and was formerly known as Smyrna International Farmer’s Market.

The new location will be located at 2148 South Cobb Drive, formerly home to a Publix, and opens June 30. Smyrna’s city council unanimously approved the store’s beer and wine license Monday night.

“We will provide a variety of fresh produce, seafood and meat, and we are excited to open,” said Alice Ahrum Kim, who spoke on behalf of the grocery store during the meeting. “We like to bring fresh products from local farms so that it’s available for our customers and the community.”

Nam De Mun is a local chain with locations in Norcross, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Morrow and Stone Mountain in addition to Smyrna.

The stores cater to an international audience, with many ethnic foods and merchandise from around the world.

“It’ll be a great second place in Smyrna to get octopus and ox heads and all that other stuff,” said Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon.

The first Nam De Mun opened in 2005 in Duluth, and the company also operates distribution centers in Norcross and Lawrenceville.

According to the company’s website, the store is named for Namdaemun, a market established next to the Great Southern Gate in Seoul, South Korea, in 1414.

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Haisten Willis
Haisten Willis
Haisten Willis is a freelance writer who lives in Smyrna with his wife, daughter and dog. He holds a master's degree in journalism from California State University, Fresno, serves on the board of SPJ Georgia and even rides a bike when time allows.