A year after Meijer announced the launch of its new, small-format neighborhood grocery stores, Bridge Street Market will open on Aug. 29 at the corner of Bridge St. and Seward Ave in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The grocery store is located in an apartment complex, called ‘The Hendrik’ after Meijer’s founder.
“Meijer is thrilled to open Bridge Street Market as part of this exciting development on the city’s West Side,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “We believe there’s no better place to launch this new neighborhood market than in our hometown, and in the heart of such an inspiring part of our city.”
The 37,000-square-foot store will feature fresh and prepared foods, including bakery items, fresh meat and deli offerings with 2,000 local, artisan groceries as well as Meijer and national brands. It will have a Mayan Buzz Café, expansive beer, wine and liquor counter and basic cleaning, health and beauty care products.
“This is a first-of-its-kind in the region, centering on bringing fresh, convenient food and value to customers on Grand Rapids’ west side,” Store Manager Ken Bair said. “Bridge Street Market is unique to the region and to Meijer. “From Day One, we hit the ground running to ensure we had the best products on our shelves to meet the communities’ needs. We listened diligently and soaked up the West Side’s heritage and believe that Bridge Street Market will more than deliver,” Bair said.
Bridge Street Market will feature open air elements with 22-foot ceilings and a pedestrian-friendly design with three garage-style doors that open onto the sidewalk along Bridge Street, and dedicated parking on the main level of a connected parking deck. The second such store is planned to open in downtown Detroit next year and media reports said the company had six such small-scale stores in its future plans.