More than a Market

Thai Phat Block 1


Anthony Tran, son of owners Chau Nguyen (John) and Hong Tran. Photo: Mary Rizos.


When COVID-19 shuttered all but essential businesses in Burlington in the spring of 2020, the Tran family had to make a decision about their market, Thai Phat. Should they temporarily close, as many small markets were doing in the Old North End? Their decision to remain open was a smart business decision, but it was also an expression of their commitment to their community. It was a way to thank their customers for supporting them as they built their business.