The new giant Lotte on Rte 40 should open this Friday, and I'm pretty excited for the new option just a quick run east of Howard County.
The Lotte at Rte 29 in Ellicott City will stay open, but the new Lotte replaced an entire Toys R' Us so it's bigger and was slated to have even more international goods, last that I had heard. It sounded like the new store would be more like H Mart, where the goods from Mexican to Thai, Pakistani to Chinese. Of course, they have a heavy concentration of Korean items.
I'm looking to cook from Andrea Nguyen's Asian Dumplings, so this is particularly good timing for me. I have posted about Asian markets in the past. If you go, explore the produce, the fish section, and some basics -- like Japanese noodles, the frozen dumplings, or the Korean snack foods.