Eater Seattle reported this week that H-Mart, a Korean-inspired grocer with locations in Bellevue, Lakewood, Lynnwood and Federal Way, continues to make progress on a downtown Seattle location.
According to the Eater Seattle website, the city has accepted a construction permit for a location at 1601 Second Ave., where Nordstrom Rack used to be on Second and Pine.
The grocer stocks a number of Korean and Asian specialities such as goguchang and different types of kimchi, and fresh produce and meats, and a deli featuring bibimbap and other Korean dishes.
The downtown Seattle location was first announced three years ago, as the New York-based grocery chain expanded to Lakewood, near Tacoma. This would make the fifth local location of H-Mart. Almost exactly a year ago, the grocer opened a location Bellevue.
*Editor’s note: this story has been changed to correct the spelling of “kimchi.”