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T&T Supermarkets, Canada’s Top Asian Grocery Chain, to Open 76,000 SQFT Store in Bellevue, First Location in U.S.

T&T Supermarkets, Marketplace at Factoria, Kidder Mathews, Bellevue, Puget Sound

Seattle, Wash. (June 8, 2023) – T&T Supermarkets announced plans today to open its first U.S. store in Bellevue, Washington. Located at the Marketplace at Factoria, the store is scheduled to open to shoppers in the summer of 2024. At 76,000 square feet, it will be the largest Asian supermarket in the state and a flagship location for the chain. Kidder Mathews Senior Vice President John Booth represented T&T in securing the property.

“I’m looking forward to the opening because I know shoppers are going to be delighted,” said Booth. “In recent years, there has been an increased demand for more diverse grocery options, and that interest is growing exponentially. I’m very pleased to have Bellevue as the first U.S. home of this exceptional store.”

The supermarket is expected to create over 300 local jobs and will hold a career fair this summer for management roles.

“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, T&T Supermarkets 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.”

“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.”

About T&T Supermarkets
Headquartered in Richmond, BC, T&T Supermarkets is the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, operating stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec. The stores feature an expansive variety of fresh produce, meat, seafood, Asian packaged goods, trendy kitchenware, and gifts, as well as in-store kitchens and bakeries. T&T Supermarkets was founded in Vancouver in 1993 and is now led by second-generation successor and CEO, Tina Lee. In 2009, T&T Supermarkets was acquired by Loblaw Companies Limited.

About Kidder Mathews
Kidder Mathews is the largest independent commercial real estate firm on the West Coast, with over 900 real estate professionals and staff in 20 offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Kidder Mathews offers a complete range of brokerage, appraisal, asset services, consulting, project & construction management, and debt & equity finance services for all property types. The firm performs $12 billion in transactions, manages 53 million square feet of space, and conducts over 2,600 appraisals annually.