New international supermarket makes Richmond debut on May 8
New Grand Mart, Richmond’s newest international grocery, will hold a grand opening Friday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. The 30,000-square-foot store at 7415 Midlothian Turnpike in Chippenham Square shopping center represents the Northern Virginia-based company’s debut in the market.
According to Grand Mart, the store will offer grocery items, produce, meats, seafood and housewares from around the globe. A food court area will serve Asian cuisine. Initailly, the store plans to employ about 60 full- and part-time workers.
New Grand Mart CEO Kyoo Lee said in a statement that the Richmond location is being opened in response to a fast growing community’s demand for a wide selection of international groceries and ethnic produce items.
Opening day activities will include an exhibit of fine art by Richmond artists on display in a new Cultural Center located on the store’s second floor of the store. The Cultural Center will serve as a public space for meetings, exhibits and other community events.
New Grand Mart is a chain with locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland. The company said it plans to open a second Richmond location in the city’s West End this fall.