H Mart, the mega-chain Korean Grocer, gets closer to its expansion into Kakaako. Slated to open late 2019 or early 2020, construction has reportedly just begun on its new location at 458 Keawe St.
Kakaako's Ward Village and Ala Moana neighborhoods have seen recent additions of a flagship Whole Foods and Foodland Farms, providing those neighborhoods with ample options. Western Kakaako has been limited to organic grocer Down to Earth. H Mart will likely be a welcome addition to nearby residents in the booming neighborhood, where condominium development has seen a spike in recent years.