People gathered around Langley's new T&T Supermarket for grand opening (Aldergrove Star)

VIDEO: New Langley supermarket makes debut

T&T Supermarket grand opening Friday, Oct. 22

A new Asian supermarket has officially opened in Langley.

T&T Supermarket’s grand opening is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Willowbrook Shopping Centre.

T&T Supermarkets was founded in Vancouver in 1993 and is now led by second generation CEO, Tina Lee.

“Langley is a lovely fast-growing community and we have been looking to open a location there for quite a long time. Our patience paid off and we finally found our first-choice location at Willowbrook Shopping Centre,” said Lee.

Cindy Lee, the company founder, said her husband, daughter, and herself, didn’t know the supermarket would become as popular as it has.

“We started T&T in 1993, and we had no idea we were going to open any stores outside of our Vancouver location,” said Cindy.

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The ribbon was cut at 8:30 a.m., and hundreds of people gathered around as the lion danced in the front entrance.

With the kickoff, there were promotions throughout the store, including the first 200 guests receiving a $10 T&T gift card.

The new, 40,000-square-foot supermarket is located at 19705 Fraser Hwy. (in the former Toys ‘R’ Us location). It features fresh produce, meat, seafood, grocery items, and ready-to-consume Asian meals.

Langley locals said, that they have been looking forward having a T&T Supermarket in their community for a long time. They are excited as it provides all their needs, of their original hometown foods.

T&T Supermarket is reportedly the largest Asian supermarket chain in Canada, operating 29 stores in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario, with headquarters based in Richmond.

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Founder and Co-founders Tina, Cindy, and Jack Lee (Aldergrove Star)

Mayor Val van den broek and Jack Lee (Aldergrove Star)

Ribbon cutting at T&T grand opening (Aldergrove Star)