H Mart to Open in Cambridge's Central Square
An Asian supermarket chain that has one location in the Boston area is going to be opening a second store in the region.
The centralsquare.com blog reports that H Mart plans to open a location on Mass. Ave. in Cambridge's Central Square, taking over the space where the Harvest Co-op and Clear Conscience Cafe currently reside. The article mentions that renovations will begin on the 18,000-square-foot space this September, with construction taking about a half year. Once it opens, the new H Mart will join another Boston-area location that is on Old Concord Road in Burlington, a short distance south of Route 128 and the Burlington Mall.
[May 22, 2013 update: Cambridge Day states that H Mart will probably not open in Central Square until the winter because the store and landlord apparently did not let Nstar know it was going to be opening, and the power supplied by the existing infrastructure is not enough for what is needed by H Mart. (Thanks to Eater Boston for bringing this to our attention.)]
The Harvest Co-op grocery store moves across the street to a smaller space, while it appears that Clear Conscience Cafe is closing for good.
The address for the upcoming H Mart in Central Square is 579-581 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge,. MA, 02139. The website for the chain can be found at http://www.hmart.com/
Thanks to Universal Hub for bringing this to our attention.