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Asian grocery chain opens first U.S. store near Seattle

Asian Canadian grocery chain T&T Supermarket will open its first store in the United States.

According to The Seattle Times, the store will be located in Bellevue, Washington, a city just outside of Seattle. The chain plans to open in the summer of 2024 at the Marketplace at Factoria.

The new location will be 76,000 square feet, making it the largest Asian grocery store in the state of Washington, Eater Seattle reports. Uwajimaya is currently the largest at 60,000 square feet.

According to CBC, the store was founded by businesswoman Cindy Lee in 1993 near Vancouver. The store quickly became successful and started expanding throughout Canada. It now has 30 locations in the country.

Tina Lee, Cindy’s daughter and current CEO of T&T Supermarket said in a press release that the Bellevue opening feels like a “big step” because it’s a new country.

According to Eater Seattle, a T&T customer based in Washington said in the press release that they were excited about the opening.

“We just don’t have anything like it here. T&T coming to town is going to be a huge game changer for the food scene,” they said.

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