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H Mart [Not] Closed!

(Since new information in the thread suggests that H Mart hasn't closed, we've edited the thread title to reflect that. See: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8149... -- The Chowhound Team)

Pulled up at 3 on Sunday, usually primetime. Empty lot. Crappy homemade sign saying "closed" duct taped to door. Any one know why?

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  1. Whoa, closed as in closed forever? I was going to head over soon to stock up on kimchi, too.

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    1. re: Boston_Otter

      No idea. This was done quickly and hastily. Displays and carts still outside. Very curious.

      1. re: KilgoreTrout

        Could it have been just that they were without power from the storm?

        1. re: fesenjan

          I suppose its possible. The Market Basket next door had power and was understandably busy. The wife and I went through a whole list of possibilities, but it is all speculative.

          1. re: KilgoreTrout

            MB near me was not selling perishables. Canned goods, dry goods, etc. but nothing from the refridgerated bins/shelves, no deli, etc. They were on low-power from generators. HMart may not have been thus prepared.

    2. Could be something as simple as a burst pipe.

      1. May have lost power in the storm.

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        1. Was it open yesterday? It was open last weekend.

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          1. re: Chris in MA

            It was open last Sunday. The more level headed responses above are probably correct. However the closing appeared so hasty it just made me think.

            1. re: KilgoreTrout

              I've found that it's often a mistake to think.

          2. Yeah, seems most likely. just read in the news some 78% of nstar electricity coverage in Burlington had been lost due to the storm.

            http://www.nstar.com/residential/

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            1. re: Chris in MA

              And HMart is not like MB. That is, it's not got a ton of local sister stores from which to re-stock perishable items. If HMart had gone without power for many hours, it would have lost a lot of perishables without the ability to re-stock on a Sunday.