Neighbors have waited almost three years for the new HP Market to open on North First Street in San Jose. HP stands for Hyde Park, a neighborhood of homes built in the 1930s and 1940s, situated near Highway 880. Commerce in the area is focused on the lunch crowd from nearby offices, so residents have few options for groceries.

HP Market opened in October after almost three years of renovations. The new owner, Henry Nguyen, has been involved with small business for over 20 years. He did extensive research before deciding which local and international products to bring to the community. Looking to Zanotto’s as a model, his market carries some local products such as fresh Sumano’s bread, a Watsonville-based bakery, and an array of Asian, Italian and Spanish specialties.

The shop also has a butcher on duty and a meat selection that includes sliced deli meats and Cornish game hens. And, at the end of this week, HP Market will be serving American and Vietnamese sandwiches near its storefront.

HP Market. 1098 North First Street, San Jose. 8:30am-8:00pm, 7 days a week.