Reports: Meijer to open first Detroit store on July 25

Store, 215,000 sq. ft., to anchor new shopping center

NEW YORK — Mass merchandise chain Meijer is set to open its first store in the city of Detroit later this month, according to published reports.

Crain's Detroit Business reported Thursday that the shelves at the new store were being stocked in preparation for a July 25 opening. Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., operates more than 200 stores around the Midwest and Kentucky, including Michigan.

The store will anchor a new shopping center and will feature a grocery section, drive-thru pharmacy, gas station and Huntington National Bank branch. Other tenants at the shopping center will include clothing and pet supply stores and fast food restaurants.

According to local CBS affiliate WWJ, the new store is one of the first chain grocery stores to open in Detroit in decades. A Whole Foods opened in the city several weeks ago.

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