H Mart, a Korean grocery chain store, will finally open its fifth store in downtown Seattle after its opening announcement three years ago. It is going to be at Second Avenue and Pine Street, where a Nordstrom Rack Store was.
Three years ago, in order to provide the growing number of residents in downtown with Korean foods, H Mart was planning to open its fifth store in the Puget Sound area, but the plan was not successful.
H Mart started in Queens, New York, in 1982. H stands for “Han Ah Reum,” which means “one arm full of groceries” in Korean. Now, there are four.
Now, it also has locations in Lynnwood and Lakewood. In the Lakewood store, there is a pharmacy and a deli, and about 40 percent of the items there are Korean foods. (end)