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What’s the latest on Las Vegas’ first H Mart?

Updated February 6, 2024 - 3:42 pm

Construction is underway on Las Vegas’ first H Mart, a popular Korean grocery store.

Construction workers were going in and out of the location, at 2620 S. Decatur Blvd., on Monday, but it looked like no major work in the interior was completed. No aisles or equipment have been installed inside the building.

Permits to allow for interior construction on the H Mart location were issued by Clark County in October, but it seems like a large amount of work is still required for H Mart to open later this year.

H Mart told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in April 2023 when the new store was first announced that the build out would take about a year to complete and was anticipated to open in 2024.

H Mart didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment by the Review-Journal on the status of the store.

But some of the future tenants of the store’s food hall have been announced via a banner posted on the building.

The Korean restaurants include:

— bb.q Chicken, a Korean fried chicken eatery with three locations in Las Vegas.

— Moobongri Soondae, traditional Korean noodle restaurant, which has an existing Las Vegas location.

— Jopok Topokki, which serves traditional South Korean street food.

— Paik’s Noodle.

— Hanmo Tofu.

— Oh K-Dog & Egg Toast, which serves Korean rice hotdogs.

— Tiger Sugar, which serves bubble tea and boba.

The H Mart Las Vegas location will be just under 55,000 square feet and is expected to create 100 jobs. The location will be the chain’s first in Nevada. The chain launched in 1982 in New York City and has more than 97 stores across the U.S.

The grocer will join several tenants at the Sahara Pavilion South shopping center such as Xplozone Trampoline Park, Avalon Institute and Chase as well as Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks and Chipotle.

Contact Sean Hemmersmeier at shemmersmeier@reviewjournal.com. Follow @seanhemmers34 on X.

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