How does Austin feel about its first HMart Asian grocery store?

November 16, 2012 Duluth - Picture was taken at Super H Mart in Duluth on Friday, November 16, 2012. This is one of five H Mart stores in metro Atlanta. Immigration is changing the demographic, economic and educational face of the region. Asians first settled in south Gwinnett and DeKalb, but well-off Indians and Koreans moved across the northern tier into wealthy communities in Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth and Alpharetta. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

This is one of five H Mart stores in metro Atlanta. Immigration is changing the demographic, economic and educational face of the region. Asians first settled in south Gwinnett and DeKalb, but well-off Indians and Koreans moved across the northern tier into wealthy communities in Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth and Alpharetta. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Yesterday’s news that Asian grocery chain HMart had found its next planned location in Austin drew a spirited response from our readers. The store, which is set to be the chain’s first Central Texas location, will be located near Lakeline Mall and occupy a 68,670-square-foot space. HMart already has locations in Dallas in Houston, but how is Austin, with its growing Asian and Pacific American populations, responding to the news?

Overall, excited:

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Many who visited the store at its locations in other cities shared their positive experiences:

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One commentor noted that Austin already has a few Asian markets:

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It seems Austin is ready and willing to welcome HMart.

READ: Asian grocer HMart plans first Austin store

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