Meijer’s Capital City Market grocery store in Lansing, Mich., has expanded its foodservice offering with an in-house Goodfellas Bagel Deli location.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer said this week that Capital City Market customers will be able to order from Goodfellas Bagel Deli’s breakfast menu all day, as well as from an expanded lunch and dinner menu, or buy hot or cold grab-and-go sandwiches and sit down to eat it at the market’s café. The deli also takes bulk orders to go, and free parking is available behind the market.
Goodfellas Bagel Deli owner Adrian Joseph at the bagel shop's Capital City Market opening. (Photo courtesy of Capital City Market)
Launched in downtown Lansing in 2019, Goodfellas Bagel Deli — about a block away from Capital City Market — specializes in unique and traditional bagel sandwiches made with fresh ingredients, some sourced locally, including Cochran Bros., which distributes fresh baked breads. The opening inside Capital City Market represents the deli’s second location, which also serves up exclusive menu and convenience offerings, according to Capital City store manager Robert Lajcaj.
“Identifying and cultivating local partnerships is part of the fabric that makes our small format stores so unique,” Lajcaj explained. “I’ve ordered sandwiches from Goodfellas numerous times over the years, and I’ve been continuously impressed with not only the quality of food but the attention given to their customers. I’m excited to see them grow within our store.”
Meijer opened Capital City Market at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Larch Street in Lansing in October 2020, at the time marking the supercenter retailer’s third neighborhood grocery store concept. The 37,000-square-foot store houses a wide assortment of fresh and prepared foods, including bakery items, fresh meat and deli offerings; Meijer own-brand and national brand products; and thousands of local, artisan items, including from Reputation Beverage Company, Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecake and Round Lake Produce. Also at the store, customers will find an extensive beer, wine and liquor department, including a counter featuring a rolling ladder, plus an expansive international food aisle serving eight ethnic palates, including Middle Eastern, kosher, Hispanic, European and Asian foods.
“I really enjoy the team at Capital City Market, and I’m looking forward to the new doors this partnership has already started to open for my business,” commented Adrian Joseph, owner of Goodfellas Bagel Deli. “We’ve done a good job of creating a really solid fan base, and now we’ll be able to do so much more.”
Meijer has expanded its neighborhood grocery concept in Michigan in recent years. The retailer opened Bridge Street Market, a 37,000-square-foot store on the west side of Grand Rapids, in late August 2018. That was followed by the 41,000-square-foot Woodward Corner Market in January 2020, the 37,000-square-foot Capital City Market in downtown Lansing in October 2020 and the 42,000-square-foot Rivertown Market in Detroit’s East Jefferson Corridor in October 2021.
Overall, Meijer operates 262 supercenters and grocery stores across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin.