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Detroit's third Meijer store set to break ground this fall on East Jefferson Avenue

Detroit Meijer Store
Posted at 4:20 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 17:32:49-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Detroit’s third Meijer store is set to break ground on East Jefferson Avenue this fall about a half-mile east of the Renaissance Center.

This project has been years in the making.

It won’t be the superstore we are used to seeing.

It will be about 40,000 square feet.

To give you some perspective, Meijer’s biggest store is about six times that.

We’re told this location will be similar to the Woodward Corner Market near 13 Mile Road and it will focus on local products.

The organization Jefferson East Inc. supports the project and says it will bring in much-needed jobs and more importantly a place for people to buy their groceries.

Josh Elling is the CEO of Jefferson East.

“We are really thrilled about the new Meijer coming to East Jefferson,” he explained. “For 30% of residents who don’t have cars in Detroit, having the ability of having a quality grocery store that people can walk to and have ongoing access to great quality food is really outstanding.”

Jefferson East Inc. is the voice of the neighborhood and that voice is saying more good things will come with this project.

“We are very excited to continue to work with new development to make sure the benefit of these developments flow back to those Detroiters that stuck it out and stayed all these years.”