Downtown denizens, rejoice. After years of construction delays, the popular Korean grocery chain H Mart opened up a new location at 1601 Second Avenue today, just a couple of blocks from Pike Place Market. The outpost has over 30,000 varieties of Asian goods, including local greens, fruits, meats, and seafood, along with beer, wine, and grab-and-go items in a 15,000 square foot space. To celebrate the grand opening this weekend, H Mart is giving free gifts to customers.
This is welcome news for those who wondered when (or if) this store would ever arrive. Construction has been going on for a long time at the Second Avenue spot since the project was announced in 2013. But it seems that this hasn’t hampered H Mart’s ambitions in the Seattle area. The company said it has plans for a delivery service on its website and mobile app, although the timeline for when that will launch is still unclear.
This also follows directly on the heels H Mart’s boutique store District H opening at 101 Terry Avenue in South Lake Union. The two new additions join a growing H Mart empire in Western Washington, including outposts in the U District, Bellevue, Lynnwood, Federal Way, and Lakewood. According to Capitol Hill Seattle, there’s also an H Mart in the works at Capitol Hill Station’s retail space.
Now, enjoy these pics of the new store.