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T&T to open new stores in B.C. and Washington

Grocer also provides updated timeline on opening of first U.S. location
Jillian Morgan, female, digital editor for Canadian Grocer
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A rendering of T&T's Gilmore Place store in Burnaby, B.C. Photography courtesy T&T Supermarket

T&T Supermarket Inc. is set to open a new store in Burnaby, B.C. and a second location stateside.

The Loblaw-owned Asian grocer’s Burnaby location, its second in the city, is slated to open next summer at Gilmore Place.

Located at 110 – 4112 Lougheed Highway, the store will be part of a new mixed-used development by ONNI Group which will feature an assortment of retail concepts, restaurants, and B.C.’s tallest residential tower. 

At 55,000 square feet, this location will feature the full range of T&T’s assortment, including Asian snacks, produce, live seafood, bakery, skincare, gifts, and in-store prepared foods. 

T&T at Gilmore will also serve up street foods like popcorn chicken, sticky rice wraps and Chinese crêpes.

“We’re so excited to expand our presence in Burnaby with a second store,” said Tina Lee, CEO of T&T Supermarket, in a release. “Currently, we have one T&T in Burnaby, and that’s at Metrotown Mall. If you’ve ever been there on a weekend, you’ll know it’s jam packed. This additional store will allow us to better serve such a rapidly growing urban hub.”     

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South of the border, the grocer has announced a second location in Washington state ahead of the opening of its previously announced store in Bellevue, which has been delayed.

“Today we have good news and bad news,” Lee said. “The good news is we have signed our second location.  The bad news is our first store is delayed. Unfortunately, our electrical panel — a critical piece of equipment — is on backorder.  We do not have an official opening date for Bellevue yet, but we are determined to open later in the year.”

Its new store, which spans 30,000 square feet, will be located at the Lynnwood Crossroads Shopping Center, 6218 196th Street SW. It is tentatively scheduled to open summer 2025.

“We never stopped looking at locations in Washington after the announcement of our flagship store in Bellevue,” Lee said.  “There’s excellent growth potential here, and although we originally planned on only committing to a second location after Bellevue opens, we just couldn’t resist this opportunity. It’s a great location in a former grocery box.”

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