New Member Spotlight: Astha Grocery and Gifts

This week we welcome Prakash Lalchandani, owner of Astha Grocery and Gifts, as our New Member Spotlight! He has almost completed a year as a business owner in the De Pere Area at their newest location. Lalchandani returned to De Pere to raise his granddaughters after doing business in larger locations, such as New York. Although business was successful in New York, Lalchandani says he didn’t feel he was at home and New York only gave him the feeling of being in a very crowded space.

“De Pere gives me a true American feeling.”

Astha is a gift and grocery that offers a wide range of spices, ingredients and produce to the community. This business offers locals the chance to stop in and experiment with different cuisine. Lalchandani says he loves that he can bring diversity to the community.

“It’s an opportunity to have a change of heart.”