March 14, 2011
UW-Eau Claire Graduates Open Asian Market, Deli
UW-Eau Claire graduates Kham Yang, and his wife, Xee Yang, have opened Sun Market Asian Grocery & Deli in Onalaska, WI.
The new business will begin with six employees including the Yangs, who hope to have 10 employees within a year.
The grocery part of the business will carry Southeast Asian food as well as basics, like bread, milk and cereal. The deli, with 40-50 seats, will feature pho noodle soups, pad Thai, egg rolls, papaya salads, seasoned pork ribs and other popular Southeastern Asian dishes.
"We've always wanted to own our own business," Xee said. "It was our goal even before we started college."
Xee, who was raised in Wausau, has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She taught for almost three years before she and her husband decided to open Sun Market.
Kham is a La Crosse native and received a bachelor's degree in management information systems, with an emphasis in business telecommunications, from UW-Eau Claire. He worked as a systems analyst before starting Sun Market.