A new 200,000 square-foot Meijer supercenter opened today on Detroit’s northwest side. The store was built on the side of the former Redford High School. It’s located near the Old Redford and Brightmoor neighborhoods, so local residents really can run to the store.
“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. “We’re very excited to offer a one-stop shopping experience and do our part in helping this neighborhood continue to grow and thrive.”
The supercenter, located at the intersection of Grand River and McNichols Ave., is the latest of 11 new Meijer stores opening in the Midwest this year.
Shoppers can expect to find over 600 types of fresh produce and a full-service, drive-thru pharmacy. The Meijer pharmacy will also offer walk-in health screenings, immunizations, and diabetes-care pharmacists. Additionally, the store includes a full-service deli and a bakery that offers custom-decorated cakes.
The new Meijer creates more than 300 jobs while showing the company’s commitment to community. Meijer routinely donates more than six percent of its net profit each year to charitable organizations. It also offers its Simply Give program to support local food pantries.
“The opening of a second Meijer store in Detroit is the latest example of our ability to attract new investment in our neighborhoods,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “Having two Meijer stores to serve as retail anchors is filling an important need in our city and creating significant job opportunities for Detroit residents as well.”
If you love local food, you’re in luck. The new Detroit Meijer will offer Detroit Bold Traditions Coffee, Better Made Potato Chips, Sanders Ice Cream, and quality craft beers from Detroit-based Motor City Brewing Works.
Meijer will also high Michigan small businesses through the company’s Made in Michigan initiative. Last year, Meijer expanded its program to feature 16 new Michigan-made grocery items in its stores.
Look for this year’s lineup at the new Detroit Meijer. It will include
- Strawberry syrup by Jessica’s Natural Foods in Birmingham
- Walnut and almond granola from Pure Blend Granola in Clawson
- Hot salsa from Mrs. Pruitt’s Cha-Cha Salsa in Detroit
- Ginger teas from Foods (Food for Thought) in Honor
- Ginger teas from Sweetwaters in Ann Arbor
- Multigrain flatbread and pizza crust by Easy Artisan Bread in Tecumseh.
“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,” Store Director Jay Mahabir said. “We already feel like a part of the neighborhood and are looking forward to providing a store that’s welcoming to everyone.”