Crowds flock to H Mart's grand opening
A 51,000-square-foot H Mart supermarket debuted today to large crowds and in-store festivities at its new location on Old Concord Rd. in Burlington. It is the first New England store for the New Jersey-based Korean grocery chain, which has more than 40 locations nationwide.
An earlier Globe story by reporter Erin Ailworth noted that members of the Asian community have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the store, as the local Asian population has grown steadily in recent years.
Globe photographer Wendy Maeda was at the store's debut today, and witnessed its hectic and fun first day of operation. Watch the video at the top of this post to get a sense of the scene.
You can also watch a video of the grocery chain preparing yesterday for its grand opening here.