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More pho in north Modesto

Last month downtown Modesto got a new place to get a steaming bowl of pho, and now it's north Modesto's turn.

Pho DK Vietnamese Cuisine opened a month ago in the Wal-Mart Supercenter complex on McHenry Avenue. The restaurant serves a menu of pho (Vietnamese soup), rice and noodle plates, and sandwiches.

Owner Kyle Nguyen's family had a similar restaurant in Los Angeles and then moved to Modesto three years ago.

Pho DK at 3848 McHenry Ave., Suite 115, continues that family tradition.

"We've been doing this for a long time," he said. "It's 100 percent traditional Vietnamese. Our soup is good quality and a reasonable price."

Pho bowls range from $5.50 to $6.95, depending on size. Food is available for dining in or takeout. The restaurant seats 49.

Nguyen said in the short time the restaurant has been open, it already has garnered repeat customers. And he said he's happy to teach newcomers about the world of pho.

"We show them how to eat it, put it together and mix them," he said. "I show them how to put the soy sauce, fish sauce in noodles, plum sauce, bean sprouts, basil, jalapeños, lime. Everything."

Pho DK is open for lunch and dinner from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. For more information, call 572-1727.

Elsewhere around the Business Beat:

The McHenry Museum Store has doubled its size.

The 13-year-old gift store inside the museum at 1402 I St. recently remodeled, knocking down a wall and increasing its merchandise.

Store manager Anne Hatheway said the expansion has been in the works for five years and construction is complete.

The shop carries an extensive collection of local history books, paper dolls, greeting cards and more.

The store is open 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (and Mondays in December). For details, call 491-4347.

Find the perfect love seat or dinner table at The Furniture Market.

The home furnishings store opened in July in the old Room Source site on Sisk Road.

Husband-and-wife owners Fran and Pam O'Brien also own the At Home furniture store on Dale Road, and their family has been in the business since the 1930s.

The new store is almost three times as large as At Home. It offers a full line of home furnishings.

The Furniture Market, 2836 Sisk Road, is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 622-0035.

And finally, find that special something for that special someone this season at The Precious Little Cottage.

The new boutique in the downtown Turlock Mercantile Mall opened this month. The gift shop carries candles, jewelry, purses, belts and more.

The shop is owner Leisa Lopez's first business. The store will celebrate with a grand opening Friday with daylong specials.

The Precious Little Cottage, 200 W. Main St., Suite D, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 632-3907.

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