Lotte Plaza Market opening in New Tampa in 2023

The site of a former Sweetbay grocery store in New Tampa is going to turn into the popular Lotte Plaza Market Asian Grocery Store. Lotte has confirmed they will be opening a location off Bruce B. Downs, though an official opening timeline is still TBA.

Lotte Plaza currently operates in Orlando, and this will be its first ever Tampa location. “Since 1976, Lotte Plaza Market has strived to be the premier source for Asian groceries in Maryland and Virginia,” writes the ownership team in its company mission statement. “Our desire to continuously improve customer relations and contribute to the community we serve has helped us grow from a single store in 1989 to 12 locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Florida.” Their goal is to open 50 Lotte Plaza Market locations by 2030.


The store offers fine meats, seafood, produce and specialty products from the most popular brands. Lotte’s owners strive to provide quality products at affordable prices, and change their selections as their customers’ tastes change. Packaged teas, unique sauces and fresh fruits and vegetables all have a home at this market.

All the highest quality groceries and specialty products made in Korea are found inside Lotte. From noodles and rice, to unique cooking ingredients, from snacks to ready-to-eat meals, they have a complete selection of the foods and brands for the entire family.


Visit Lotte’s website to learn more about the market.

17605 Bruce B Downs Blvd

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