Uwajimaya Bellevue will move to 699 120th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA, on March 25, 2011. This new location is near the Northeast Eighth Street exits of Interstate 405.
“Because of the growth on the Eastside and in our customers, we’ve wanted to enlarge and update our Uwajimaya Bellevue store for several years,” stated Uwajimaya CEO, Tomoko Moriguchi Matsuno, of Uwajimaya, Inc.
Uwajimaya Bellevue will be 35,000 square feet; 50 percent larger than the current Uwajimaya at Northeast 24th Street.
The new, larger Uwajimaya Bellevue will feature a full array of Asian groceries, produce, meat, seafood, gifts and a deli with Asian hot and prepared foods, in addition to standard American groceries. The new Uwajimaya Bellevue will offer a few surprises and as always, capture customers’ imaginations with unique Uwajimaya décor.
Uwajimaya, Inc. began business in 1928 and is a family-owned and operated business with Uwajimaya markets in Seattle, Renton and Beaverton, Oregon. Founders, Fujimatsu and Sadako Moriguchi started Uwajimaya as a small grocery store in Tacoma, WA, catering to Japanese immigrants. In 1945, the Moriguchi family moved their business to Seattle. Today, Uwajimaya, Inc. includes Uwajimaya Seattle, Uwajimaya Bellevue, Uwajimaya Renton, Uwajimaya Beaverton and Food Services International. Uwajimaya has over 400 employees in Washington and Oregon. For more information, please visit www.uwajimaya.com.