Ashar African Market, a grocery store specializing in African groceries, is opening in Urbana at 501 N. Cunningham Avenue. Check out their Facebook post here.

Their Facebook page is linked above, and they'll be hosting a ribbon cutting this Friday, December 22nd at 11 a.m. While I'm not certain to whether the store is currently open or not, the dates read 18th-23rd, below, so it is possible. We're waiting word back from the store, and will udpate when we get that information.

UPDATE: 7:51 p.m.: A representative from Ashar got back to us about the opening information:

Thank you for reaching out to us. Ashar African Market is opening fully on Friday. The ribbon cutting will be at 11am. Token gifts will be available to our customers.