CANTON, Mich. -

Busch’s Fresh Food Market, a locally-owned, independent family supermarket chain, has announced plans to open a new 54,000-square-foot store in Canton. 

The store, which anchors the shopping plaza located at 225 S. Canton Center Road, is expected to open by summer 2013 and will employ approximately 100 full- and part-time associates. The Canton location will mark the 16th Busch’s supermarket in Michigan.

“We’ve wanted to bring Busch’s to the Canton community for several years, and finally the timing and opportunity are right,” said CEO John Busch. “We look forward to serving our new neighbors in this wonderfully diverse and family-friendly community with the finest quality products and personal service every shopper deserves.”

Busch’s real estate entity purchased the Canton location building and the accompanying multi-tenant building.  Busch’s was assisted in completing this transaction through support from Canton Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy, and Terry Bixler of ROC Real Estate.

In addition to Canton, Busch’s other locations throughout SE Michigan include a store in neighboring Plymouth, as well as markets in Ann Arbor, Carleton, Clinton, Dexter, Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Pinckney, Rochester Hills, Saline, South Lyon, Tecumseh and West Bloomfield.