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Uwajimaya opening market in South Lake Union’s 400 Fairview

The Asian supermarket company will open a smaller market on the ground floor of the 400 Fairview building.

Uwajimaya just cut the ribbon on the Publix Hotel transformation and they’re ready to move on to their next project.

The Asian supermarket company has announced that they’ll be opening a new store, named Kai Market by Uwajimaya, on the ground floor of the 400 Fairview building in South Lake Union.

The 5,500 square-foot store will put an emphasise on fresh seafood, produce, quick meals, and Asian products. Most Uwajimaya stores range from 30,000 to 50,000 square feet.

The company told the Seattle Times that they have no plans to open more stores like this one but “if it’s successful, we’d love to open more.”

The 13-story 400 Fairview, developed by Skanska USA, is already home to companies such as Tommy Bahama, Impinj, Car Toys and Wireless Advocates. Along with Kai Market, the ground floor already includes Caffe Ladro, Meat & Bread, and Juicy Cafe. The addition of Kai Market means the floor is now “89 percent leased.”