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After Years of Delays, H Mart Finally Opens Its Massive Store Near Pike Place

The Korean grocer is also planning delivery down the line

Store shelves at H Mart’s new Pike Place-adjacent location, stocked with produce and other goods.
H Mart’s new downtown store has over 30,000 varieties of Asian groceries.
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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.

A daytime photo from outside the H Mart on Second Avenue, with the Pike Place Market sign in the background.
A view from outside overlooking Pike Place.
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A closeup of roasted seaweed packages on an H Mart store shelf.
Packages of roasted seaweed.
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A look at the interior of H Mart, with a variety of signs, including “May the Fork Be With You.”
Signage near the entryway.
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A closeup of colorful Asian snack packages on an H Mart shelf.
Shelves with Asian snacks.
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Closeup of packages of Cantabile, a Korean tea and coffee drink, showing cartoon characters on the front.
Packages of a Korean fruit tea and coffee drink called Cantabile.
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A closeup of a packaged noodle dish.
Grab-and-go noodles
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A row of shelves at H Mart displaying a variety of dry goods.
Rows of dry goods.
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Shelves displaying packages of mochi ice cream.
Mochi ice cream in various flavors.
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