Meijer to Open Second Detroit Store on June 11
Meijer will officially open its second Detroit location on June 11, the Grand Rapids-based retailer announced Monday.
DETROIT - Meijer will officially open its second Detroit location on June 11, the Grand Rapids-based retailer announced Monday.
The 190,000-square-foot store at Grand River Avenue and McNichols Road on the city's northwest side is advertised as a "neighborhood store." This is in contrast to Meijer's first Detroit location at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.
It will be the second Meijer to open in a Detroit neighborhood in two years. The 8 Mile location opened in 2013, shortly after Whole Foods opened in Midtown.
Construction began at the
According to a Monday release, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. next Thursday. Meijer leadership will accompany Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at the event.
The new Meijer, located at the site of the old Redford High School is one of 11 opening in the midwest this year.
The 21431 Grand River Ave. store will open daily at 7 a.m., according to a release.
The Meijer Gas station at the location has been open.
at the new store.
The new store will have locally sourced produce, and a full-service, drive-thru pharmacy.
According to statements made last summer, Meijer's first Detroit location was the no. 1 in the region for cake sales. That means people are patronizing it for family celebrations.
Last year, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said that the neighborhood behind the incoming Meijer store was one of the first where his administration began citing and then seizing vacant properties and auctioning them off in an effort to reduce blight.
Duggan's office then called the effort a success. It had seen the sale of 70 homes that fetched between $1,000 and $97,000 in online auctions. The program had raised over $1 million for the Detroit Land Bank.
Meijer has over 200 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.