While ABC4 was the first major news platform to break the story, a quick shout out to our very own Brandon Luong, who scooped this particular tasty morsel more than three weeks prior. The news then – H Mart are set to launch their first Utah location. The West Jordan site (1442 W 9000 S) has no formal opening date, but ABC quote company sources as aiming for the end of the year. Suffices to say, it’s a reason to get very excited.
If you’re new to the name, the Asian supermarket chain store is extremely well regarded, operating more than 100 stores, mainly in the U.S. Founded forty years ago in NYC, the brand has expanded coast to coast and enjoys legions of loyal followers. The store offers a broad range of Asian foodstuffs, the focus being Korean.
When it comes to the inventory, rather than have me tell you about the kimbap, kimchi and extensive meat and fish selections – let me hand the floor over to inimitable Mike Chen. The following video is a fabulous look around a typical store; if the Utah location is only half as well stocked we’re in for a treat (there’s also some rumors swirling that our location will feature a food court too).
Hit the play button below and enjoy the fun. Trigger warning for my fellow Virgoans: probably don’t look at how Mike organizes his cart…
Image credit, H Mart.
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