DETROIT -

Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. has held a groundbreaking event on its second store in the city of Detroit.

Grand Rapids-based Meijer's event took place Monday on the city's west side on the former Redford High School site. Construction is expected to take about a year.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says in a statement the store "is a real testament to Meijer's commitment to Detroit and Detroiters' love for what Meijer adds to our community." He says it fills a need for residents and will be selling point for those wanting to move to Detroit.

The store is expected to create roughly 500 jobs.

The groundbreaking comes about a year after Meijer opened its first Detroit store at 8 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in the Gateway Marketplace.

Slideshow: Meijer breaks ground on 2nd Detroit store

Published On: Jun 30 2014 12:04:45 PM EDT
Slideshow: Meijer breaks ground on 2nd Detroit store

Midwest retailer Meijer Inc. holds a groundbreaking event on its second store in the city of Detroit.

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