T&T Supermarkets, a Canadian-based Asian grocery store chain, has announced plans to open a store in Bellevue, Washington.
At 76,000 square feet, it will be the largest Asian supermarket in the state, and a flagship store for T&T when it opens in summer 2024.
“We know the love for T&T transcends borders. It’s not unusual to see U.S. license plates in the parking lots of our British Columbia stores, with hundreds of customers regularly making the drive for our food,” said Tina Lee, CEO.
“After 30 successful years in Canada, we couldn’t be more excited to bring our unique offering closer to home for customers in the United States.”
The new location will feature a sushi counter, hot food bar, noodle station, in-store kitchen and bakery for freshly-prepared delicacies like steam buns and pork belly bao, as well as Asian pastries and cakes.
The store will also be home to more than 300 of T&T’s private label products, such as green onion pancake, Korean kalbi marinade, pork dumplings and seaweed snacks.
“We are thrilled to have T&T Supermarkets in Bellevue. This store will add to our rich food scene and the vibrant culture of our city,” said Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson. “T&T will employ hundreds of talented local workers and I know the store will be welcomed and enjoyed by our community and the region beyond.”
The store will create more than 300 jobs for the local community and is planning to hold its first job fair this summer for supervisors and above positions.
Additionally, T&T will be establishing a regional office in the greater Los Angeles area and is hiring for office positions, such as buyers and category managers. To view all job openings, visit indeed.com/cmp/T&T-Supermarket/jobs.