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Yellow Bee Market & Cafe to Open New Store in Vulcan’s Yesler District Property in Seattle

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Locally owned grocery store with fresh and unique offerings is coming to Cypress apartment building

SEATTLE – July 20, 2023 – Yellow Bee Market & Café, a new, locally owned grocery store, announced today that it will open its first store on the ground floor of Vulcan Real Estate’s Cypress apartment building. Located at 922 East Yesler Way, Yellow Bee Market & Café is expected to open in spring of 2024, filling a retail void in the neighborhood.

The growing Yesler neighborhood is home to thousands of residents. It is conveniently accessible by public transit, including the First Hill line of the Seattle Streetcar and multiple bus routes which was an important consideration for owner Brian Hoang. The store will provide a comfortable shopping experience with competitive pricing. In addition to fresh produce, quality meat selections, and daily fresh baked bread, Yellow Bee Market & Café will offer a variety of healthy and easy grab-and-go meals, Bánh Mì sandwiches, bubble tea, and more from a menu that consists of classic and reimagined Asian inspired recipes.

“The Yesler neighborhood is a natural fit for Yellow Bee Market & Café.” said Hoang. “And as a landlord myself, I have great appreciation for the open communication and ease of process that Vulcan brought to our negotiations.”

Hoang and his partners founded Hong Kong Market in 2008 and have grown the company from a small store to one of the leading international food supermarkets in Washington with locations in Burien, Kent, and Federal Way. As Hoang continues to grow his supermarket business, he realized an opportunity to provide a complete offering of supermarket products in a smaller urban format with the intent of appealing to a wider demographic with this new compact supermarket concept.

“We are thrilled to welcome Yellow Bee Market & Café to the Yesler neighborhood,” said Robert S. Arron, senior director, marketing & leasing for Vulcan Real Estate. “It’s been great working alongside Brian, and we believe the neighborhood will greatly benefit from their wide array of offerings.”