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Jul 5, 2008 10:41 AM

Alderwood H Mart

Has it opened yet? Anybody know the status?

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  1. Enlighten me to what an H Mart is?

    1. It's not listed on either the current or the forth coming stores here:

      I believe the lease was announced last February. I haven't been in that area recently, so can't say if any renovation is going on.

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      1. re: paulj

        They may have backed out on the lease. There still are 'for lease' signs in front of the empty Mervyns store.

        1. re: paulj

          Today I saw the H-Mart banner inside the doorway, and signs of construction, including a refridgeration service truck.

          1. re: paulj

            If it's anything like the one I went to in Beaverton, y'all are going to love it.
            I can hardly wait.
            Thanks for the update!

            1. re: ritabwh

              Is it better than the one already in Federal Way?

              1. re: HungWeiLo

                I don't know! <g> the H Mart I went to in Beaverton this past spring, was the first time I ever heard of H Mart.
                Pretty darned impressive. And, I've noticed that there are alot of similarities between Korean and Japanese foods.
                Being of Japanese heritage, I like going to the Korean stores, because there's so much "Japanese" stuff I can buy there, at a fraction of the prices at Uwajimaya.

                1. re: ritabwh

                  Yeah, H Mart is like Uwajimaya, but with a 5% markup instead of 300%.

      2. The sign was still up as of Saturday, July 28.
        I went to the grand opening of an H-Mart somewhere close to Beaverton/Hillsboro area a few months ago.
        If this H Mart is anything like that one, it is going to give Ranch 99 and Paldo World some real competition.
        Awesome Deli with huge selection of pickles and other goodies.
        BTW, this is my very first post. I've lurked here for over a year, and finally got the nerve up to sign up. The posts here helped me navigate the restaurants here when I first moved her 2 years ago.
        Hello, everyone!

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        1. re: ritabwh

          Welcome. Thanks for the update.

        2. We past by last weekend and they are not opened, but there is a big banner that says H Mart coming soon.

          1. My wife refers to H mart as the "Korean Costco" due to all the overstuffed carts and free samples everywhere.
            We go to the one in Federal Way. Great produce, great prices, much better than 99 Ranch or Paldo, in my opinion.