The opening of Super G Mart’s third and largest store in Pineville has been delayed as more vendors sign on for the grocery store’s international food hall.
Super G Mart now expects to open in mid-August at 10500 Centrum Parkway in Pineville, company vice president of business development Peter Han told The Charlotte Observer on Monday. The 108,000-square-feet store had planned to open by the end of June or early July in the former Kmart site across from Carolina Place mall, Han told The Charlotte Observer in April.
The only hold-up has been waiting on the electrical switchgear panel for power connection to get the store up and running, Han said. “The manufacturer could not assemble and ship due to one missing component from their supply chain,” he said.
The Pineville store, which Han said will have an expanded fresh and live seafood market, also will include an international food hall, full-service restaurant and retail spaces.
Super G Mart’s food hall
The 25,000-square-foot international food Hall is targeting a September or October opening, Han said.
Two more vendors — Saigon Café and Connie’s Kitchen — have signed on since April leaving four stalls available, Han said.
“We are in talks with Indian and Ethiopian cuisine tenants but as we have not yet signed them onboard the spaces and concepts are still up for grabs,” Han said.
The 10 confirmed vendors provided by Han are:
▪ Connie’s Kitchen – Filipino street food
▪ Gong Cha – Taiwanese Bubble Tea
▪ Honey Buns – Steamed Buns, Dumplings, Chinese Cuisine
▪ Mochinut – Mochi Donuts & Korean Hotdogs
▪ Mukja – Korean Street Food
▪ Saigon Café – Vietnamese Pho, Vermicelli, Bahn Mi
▪ Sizzling – Pepper Lunch Concept
▪ Super G Mart Kitchen (still to be named) – Bibimbap, Korean Rice Bowls, Gmart product samples
▪ Tous Les Jour – Korean Bakery
▪ Yume Ramen – Japanese Ramen & Sushi items
The 2,870-square-foot full-service restaurant space with optional outdoor seating area is still available, Han said, along with six retail spaces, ranging from 400 to 500 square feet, along the front of the store.
Super G Mart hiring
And, Super G Mart is hiring.
Han expects to hire about 80 full- and part-time employees for the Pineville store. New hires will train at the Independence Boulevard store in Charlotte until the Pineville store opens.
As a “cultural hub,” the store is looking for a diverse group of people to hire, Han said.
“Our biggest hurdle will now be the hiring,” Han said.
Super G has about 75 employees at its 7323 East Independence Blvd. store in Charlotte and 65 workers in Greensboro. The Han family took ownership of the 14-year-old international grocery store in 2012.