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H-Mart, an Asian Grocery Chain With Woodside Roots, to Open on 48th Street Tuesday

H-Mart, a New Jersey-based supermarket that specializes in Asian food items and fresh produce, will open at 34-51 48th St. (the former Stop & Shop location) at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22. (Photo: Queens Post)

Nov. 17, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A high-profile Asian grocery chain with roots in Woodside will be opening a sprawling new location on the border of Sunnyside and Long Island City next week.

H-Mart, a New Jersey-based supermarket that specializes in Asian food items and fresh produce, will open at 34-51 48th St. at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

The company is taking over a near 64,000 square foot space in a building that previously housed a Stop & Shop supermarket, which closed last month.

H Mart, which was founded in Woodside in the 1980s, will offer a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables. It will also have a large selection of meat, seafood, poultry and frozen foods. Some of its seafood options include lobster, squid, yellow croaker and pollock.

The store’s produce will be sourced directly from its New Jersey warehouse and local farms.

The store will also be stocked with imported Asian food items such as instant noodles, rice, snacks and a range of other packaged and canned grocery items. Other items will include health and beauty products, cookware and kitchenware.

H Mart President Brian Kwon said the company is looking forward to opening the new store.

“We will prepare hard every day to serve customers and go beyond people’s expectations,” Kwon said. “We are confident that people in Long Island City and in the surrounding communities will be very pleased with H Mart’s opening.”

The 48th Street location will mark H Mart’s seventh supermarket in Queens, and twelfth in New York. It currently operates more than 90 locations throughout the U.S., with stores in Canada and the U.K.

H Mart first opened in 1982 at 59-18 Woodside Ave. The Woodside location is no longer affiliated with the chain and is currently closed for renovations.

The “H” in the company’s name stands for “han ah reum,” a Korean phrase that roughly translates to “one arm full of groceries.”

H Mart is hiring new employees to join its 48th Street team in all departments.

Those interested should email northeast.hr@hmart.com or call 201-314-3156 or 201-554-5270.

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

A typical H-Mart store in the United States (Photo provided by H-Mart)

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Mr. Galikanokus

Dude, we get it – you hate Asians. You don’t have to comment on every single story about a new Asian restaurant or Asian grocery store that opens bemoaning the lack of “other types of stores”. If the market will support these kinds of places, then there’s nothing more to be said. If you don’t like it, you can move or open a “generalized store” yourself.

Also, Trader Joe’s opened relatively recently by Court Square. You can always go there if you want.

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MRLIC

I DO NOT HATE ASIABS. YOU DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS BASE EVERYTHING ON RACE.
IT HAS TO DO WITH GETTING THINGS YOU WANT AND NEED. As I said Trader Joe’s has their own brand which Is ok. They do not have certain things we and I am sure other
people use. As for moving ,I have veen asking mybwife to move for a while now.She says she knows NYC is bad but is just afraid to move anywhere period. I am.not rich enough or dumb enough to open a store in a crime ridden No Bail Law state and City.

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Mr. Galikanokus

You’re so close. It’s on the border of where Sunnyside, Woodside AND Long Island City meet.

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MRLIC

It seems everything coming into LIC is Asian tbemed. This was the Stop And Shop I believe. We need more generalized stores not just ethnic ones. Some people do not lime certain kinds of food.

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LICResident

This is because the population in LIC is changing. It’s already 30% Asians in LIC based on census. With that said, this HMart is built in Astoria / Sunnyside territory. They need more Asian stuff.

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Mr. Galikanokus

Dude, we get it – you hate Asians. You don’t have to comment on every single story about a new Asian restaurant or Asian grocery store that opens bemoaning the lack of “other types of stores”. If the market will support these kinds of places, then there’s nothing more to be said. If you don’t like it, you can move or open a “generalized store” yourself.

Also, Trader Joe’s opened relatively recently by Court Square. You can always go there if you want.

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FloridaMan

Supply, meet demand. If Stop and Shop had the sales and the profit margins, they’d still be there. And if H Mart doesn’t generate the sales and the margin, they won’t be there for long. Problem with capitalism, snowflake?

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MRLIC

The problem withbstop and Shop was BJ’ s underselling them.in bulk.It may happen to H Mart. Maybe nkt because if Asians shop tbere mostly It nay not matter since BJ’s sells Asian and other types of foods. Has nothing yo do with Racusm.Trader Joe’s ok but does not have their own brand mostly and not everything a Publix or Stop And Shop would have.

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MRLIC

I guess you want Socialism Comrade. You sound like Democratic Socialists AOC and Bernie Sandets and Tiffany Csban. Anti-Americans all. I AM THE FARTHEST THONG FROMBA SNOWFLAKE YOU WILL EVER HEAR OF. NOT S LIBERAL NOT SAMILLENNIAL, THANK GOD. I Am a American However who believes in Capitalism.

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