REPORT: Meijer To Open Near Downtown Detroit

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When it comes to retail, downtown and the immediate surrounding area has been gaining a lot of options.

Although there are more full-service grocery stores than people think (Lafayette Foods is walking distance of this location, Harbortown Market, and Whole Foods among others are all in short driving distance), most of the non-food shopping options in and near downtown Detroit are niche, and often luxury or speciality.

That may be about to change. It looks like the city of Detroit is about to get a third Meijer store, although smaller in footprint than their traditional stores.

According to a report in Crain’s, their ace development guy has learned that as part of a project on East Jefferson between Rivard and Riopelle Streets that will also include apartments.

Daily Detroit created map of the location, via Open Street Maps.

It’s interesting to note that the area is now nestled between some of the highest income census tracts in the city, as we’ve illustrated in the map below.

The open date is slated for 2019. It’s important to note that the news has not been confirmed as of this writing by Meijer corporate. More details, including a rendering, are here. 

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