Meijer’s latest neighborhood market will open in Detroit on October 6. This is the retailer’s second small format store in the Metro Detroit area, said store manager Marcus Reliford, who joined Meijer in September 2020.
“I grew up in this town and am very proud to be back with a great team in place to ensure Rivertown Market provides a unique shopping experience to customers in the city of Detroit,” said Reliford, in a statement. “We are excited to open our doors, be a good neighbor and work every day to have the best products on our shelves.”
The 42,000-square-foot store will feature an assortment of fresh and prepared foods, including bakery items, fresh meat, and deli offerings, as well as an estimated 2,000 local, artisan items, including Pizzaman Pizza, Bon Bon Bon, MexiBake Bakery, Crystal Eikcaj Skincare, and Crown of a Woman. It will also have a Great Lakes Coffee that specializes in nitro brews and low/medium roasts, and an extensive beer, wine, and liquor counter.
Rivertown Market will also feature open-air elements, a design inspired by local culture in the city’s East Jefferson Corridor, and three garage-style doors that open to an outdoor fresh produce and floral area in warmer months. Additionally, local artists Desiree Kelly and Cameron Jenkins painted a mural of vibrantly colored produce on the side of the market near its parking lot entrance.