Eco Mart in Kearny Mesa closed a while back (so sad--I hoped they would be able to make it work), but when I was driving by last night, I saw signs on the building that said, "Daiso Coming Soon." Exciting, right? The photo above is old (taken from the Yelp Eco Mart page) but if you drive by now, you'll see the new banner.
There's already a Diaso in Mira Mesa, so this will be their second location here in San Diego. I cannot express to you how excited I am that Diaso will now be so close to Marukai, Mitsuwa, Nijiya and Zion (which has a Face Shop in the food court). It will be so extremely easy for us San Diegans to get our Asian beauty fix, all in the Convoy District.
For those new to Daiso, this is a Japanese dollar store chain (everything's $1.50, actually) with multiple locations throughout the US. They just opened their first store in Texas, and hopefully those of you who don't have a Diaso yet will get one soon, since they seem to be expanding at a pretty rapid pace. Daiso is a great place for inexpensive beauty products, snacks, kitchenware, crafting supplies, planner supplies, gardening supplies, and so much more. It's where I got those silicone "brush cleaners" I reviewed a while back, and I honestly can't count how many gadgets, trinkets, etc. I have from Diaso in my home. It's a dollar store shoppers dream, pretty much.
Anyway, I just wanted to pass along the good news to my fellow San Diegans!