Meijer shopping center breaks ground in Detroit

DETROIT (WXYZ) - For the second time in less than a week, Detroit has broken ground on a new grocery store.

It happened Thursday as work got underway at the future spot of the Gateway Marketplace.

A Meijer super center will anchor the much anticipated shopping center. Marshalls, PNC Bank and McDonald's will be among the other businesses setting up shop near the corner of 8 Mile and Woodward.

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Governor Rick Snyder were among those in attendance at Thursday's groundbreaking ceremony.

Mayor Bing said "8 Mile has always been a diving line but 8 Mile will now bring people together and back to Detroit."

Hank Meijer, whose grandfather started the business was also on hand saying he's "excited and delighted" to come to the city.

The Gateway Marketplace is scheduled to open in the Spring of 2013, and will bring about 900 permanent jobs to the city.

On Monday, Whole Foods broke ground at the site of its future store in the city's Midtown.

Print this article Back to Top