SEATTLE – Skanska USA Commercial Development announced on Aug. 30 it has signed a lease with the first Kai Market by Uwajimaya for 5,500 square feet inside the ground floor of 400 Fairview, its third development in the Seattle area.
Kai Market, Uwajimaya’s newest market concept, will focus on fresh seafood and authentic Asian flavors. This boutique specialty food store will feature local and international products, as well as grab-and-go bites inspired by the sea. The store will boast a live tank teeming with crabs, lobsters, and oysters, in addition to a master fishmonger to assist with the selection of the perfect fillet or sashimi cut. “Kai Market is about options. The lunch crowd can stop in for a hand-crafted bento box in the dining area, while the after-work crowd can take home fresh seafood and a carefully curated selection of quality Asian products for which Uwajimaya is known,” said Denise Moriguchi, president of Uwajimaya Inc. “We were excited to try something new and loved the idea of a store with a smaller, more intimate footprint in a growing, vibrant neighborhood like South Lake Union.”
Construction is scheduled to begin this fall and is expected to be open to the public in early 2017.