Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Maruichi Japanese Food & Deli Is Opening in Arlington Heights

Earlier this year, a Japanese grocery store with locations in Connecticut and New York opened its first Boston-area outlet in Brookline, and now we have learned that another location will be on its way to the local area.

A source tells us (via the Support Arlington Heights Facebook group page) that Maruichi Japanese Food & Deli is planning to open in the former Prime space in Arlington Heights, with a Facebook post from the business confirming this, saying that the new shop could be opening at the end of the year or in January. Based on the offerings at the store in Coolidge Corner along with other shops in West Hartford, CT, and Scarsdale, NY, the new outlet may such items as ramen, sushi, bento boxes, sashimi grade fish, bubble tea, and Japanese meats, breads, coffee, and tea. (The post hints that this may be more of a supermarket than the others, as there will apparently be no seating for dining.)

Maruichi opened in the former Gen Sou En Tea House space on Harvard Street in Brookline in February of this year.

[January 11, 2021 update: According to a Facebook post, Maruichi Japanese Food & Deli had been hoping to open its Arlington store over the weekend but there was a "last minute hold-up" from the town. It does look like the place is on the verge of opening, however, with a new opening date planning to be announced this week.]

[January 18, 2021 update: Its Facebook page confirms that Maruichi Japanese Food & Deli is now open in Arlington Heights.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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