New Jersey-based H Mart opens its third Asian-foods-focused supermarket in the Puget Sound area Thursday in Lakewood.
The 43,000-square-foot market at 8720 South Tacoma Way in Lakewood’s International District joins two other H Mart groceries in Western Washington in Federal Way and Lynnwood.
Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
The company, which opened its first store in Queens, New York in 1982, expects about 70 percent of its customers will be Asian. H Mart plans to open two more Puget Sound stores, one in Bellevue and the other in downtown Seattle, this fall.
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