by Tony Chai | Chief Editor | Asiaindallas@gmail.com
Just when you thought the Korean-American Supermarket ‘war’ in North Texas couldn’t get any more intensive, another major Korean grocer throws its hat into the ring.
Galleria Market, out of Los Angeles, will tap into the ever-growing Korean-American grocery market in Dallas Fort Worth, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Galleria Market is eyeing the K-Towne Plaza for its first DFW location.
K-Towne Plaza is a Korean-American shopping center being developed on Hebron Parkway near SH121 in Carrollton.
A local Korean-American grocer had originally agreed to open K-Towne Mart as the anchor tenant but withdrew from the plan for some reason.
K-Towne Plaza then started looking for another Korean-American supermarket. At some point, H-Mart approached K-Towne Plaza about possibly opening second Carrollton store there but it fell through.
K-Towne Plaza is now teaming up with Galleria Market out of Los Angeles. Officials from both companies are expected to hold a press conference and make the announcement soon.
According to its website, Galleria Market has 4 locations in California with 3 in Los Angeles and 1 in Northridge.
With the recent opening of Zion Market in Lewisville, existing Korean-American grocers such as H-Mart are heightening their competitive efforts. If the Galleria Market indeed comes to North Texas, it’s inevitable that the competition will only get tighter. And that’s always a good news for consumers.
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