Korean Mega Mart Planned for Georgia

GWINNETT, Ga. — Construction is set to begin here on the country's first Mega Mart, a 150,000-square-foot branch of a South Korean chain, according to the general contractor for the site.

GWINNETT, Ga. — Construction is set to begin here on the country's first Mega Mart, a 150,000-square-foot branch of a South Korean chain, according to the general contractor for the site.

Benning Construction Co. said the store, which will include a 75,000-square-foot grocery area featuring foods from throughout Asia, will open this fall in the site of a former Macy's. There are 11 Mega Mart stores in South Korea.

Gwinnett is one of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S. and saw its Asian population surge by 77% over the past decade, led by a growing Korean population, Benning said. Today, Asians account for about 14% of Gwinnett’s population, or more than 81,000 people.

Architects Wakefield Beasley & Associates are the designers of the project.

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