Asian grocer H-Mart, food hall to make Austin debut next month


Asian grocer H-Mart said Wednesday that it’s wrapping up work on its first Austin-area location, with an expected opening date sometime in mid-January.

The 68,670-square-foot store will be at 11301 Lakeline Blvd. near Lakeline Mall in Northwest Austin, taking over a pair of storefronts in the Parkline shopping center that were vacated in recent years by Bed Bath & Beyond and Sports Authority.

H-Mart currently has 60-plus locations nationwide, including ones in the Dallas and Houston areas, and plans to open 15 new stores in 2018.

The Austin H-Mart will be the chain’s first to feature a food hall. The food hall, which will be known as Market Eatery, will feature multiple food concepts under one roof. Some will be local, while others will be nationally known.

Eateries that will be featured in the Market Eatery at Austin’s H-Mart are:

  • Sunday Bird (Korean fried chicken)
  • Sunday BBQ (Korean barbecue)
  • Snow Monster (Taiwanese shaved ice, Boba tea, waffles)
  • Seoul Sausage (Korean barbecue and street food)
  • Maru Maki (Japanese sushi)
  • Sogongdong Tofu House (Korean tofu soup and comfort food)
  • Lai Lai (Authentic Chinese cuisine)
  • Tous Les Jours (Korean bakery)

Non-food vendors will include:

  • The Face Shop (Korean cosmetics)
  • Cheong Kwan Jang (Korean red ginseng shop)
  • Tori Gift (Gift shop)
  • Jessica Hair (Salon)
  • JDX (Blinds and curtains)

Market Eatery will also serve beer, wine and sake, with daily drink specials planned.



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