Last week, Meijer opened a second supercenter in Detroit on the city’s northwest side near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods.
The retailer said the new location allows residents to walk to the store instead of drive.
“We always work hard to find locations that will best serve communities, so we are proud that this neighborhood store will provide our new neighbors a fresh grocery option,” co-chairman Doug Meijer said in a press release. “We’re very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part in helping this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive.”
“There’s so much history and pride here, so many people who’ve lived their entire lives in the city of Detroit, that the opportunity to provide healthy living options in these communities is something our company is grateful to be a part of,” said store director Jay Mahabir. “We already feel like a part of the neighborhood and are looking forward to providing a store that’s welcoming to everyone.”
The store also added more than 300 jobs in the community.
The supercenter was constructed on the site of a former high school. Here, State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo presents Meijer president J.K. Symancyk with the Great Seal of the State of Michigan from the school.
An apple a day (and then some)
Meijer said the Detroit store would carry more than 600 types of fresh produce, which will be delivered daily.
Fresh & delicious
The bakery makes items like bread and custom-decorated cakes throughout the day.
Sausages and more
The deli is another featured department of the store.
Large and in charge
The superstore measures close to 200,000 square feet.