DETROIT (AP) - Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. has held a groundbreaking event on its second store in the city of Detroit.
Grand Rapids-based Meijer's event took place Monday on the city's west side on the former Redford High School site. Construction is expected to take about a year.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says in a statement the store "is a real testament to Meijer's commitment to Detroit and Detroiters' love for what Meijer adds to our community." He says it fills a need for residents and will be selling point for those wanting to move to Detroit.
The store is expected to create roughly 500 jobs.
The groundbreaking comes about a year after Meijer opened its first Detroit store at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in the Gateway Marketplace.