Hyperlocal products wanted for Meijer’s Rivertown Market in Detroit
Rendering of Rivertown Market on East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. DETROIT – Meijer’s new Rivertown Market in Detroit is searching for hyperlocal products before it opens for business later this year on East Jefferson Avenue. The store has a goal of 2,000 local products and is inviting local businesses to submit their offerings for consideration right here. This small format store will be located at 1475 East Jefferson Ave. Meijer has three other such “small format” stores: Bridge Street Market in Grand Rapids, Woodward Corner Market in Royal Oak, and Capital City Market in Lansing.
Detroit revival expands: East Jefferson Corridor redevelopment to begin with new Meijer store
DETROIT – An announcement Thursday is a sign that Detroit’s revival is branching out from Downtown -- Meijer is planing to open a new location on Detroit’s east side. The new, small-scale grocery store, a part of the Rivertown Market, will fill a major need in the neighborhood. Meijer opened a store at Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue in 2013 and the old Redford High School became a Meijer in 2015, but the east side still had a long trip to the grocery store -- until now. I just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you!”Usually a Meijer takes up blocks, but not this one. The Rivertown Market is going to be a scaled-down, urban footprint in the greening of Detroit Park on East Jefferson Avenue.
New Meijer store to be built on Detroit’s east side
East Jefferson Corridor is getting a new Meijer grocery store as a part of the Rivertown Marker. It’s going to be a Meijer small concept. While Meijer stores are typically sprawling spaces that take up a few blocks, that won’t be the case for the new store on East Jefferson Avenue. Many Detroiters have complained about how difficult it can be to buy groceries in the city. While there’s a Meijer on Eight Mile Road, the city’s east side has been essentially a food desert.
3 men broke into Family Dollar store on Detroit’s east side and stole safe, police say
DETROIT – Police are investigating after three suspects broke into a Family Dollar store on Detroit’s east side and stole a safe. The incident happened on Sept. 12 at 4 a.m. at a Family Dollar store in the 9900 block of East Jefferson Avenue and stole the store’s safe. Police said there was money in the safe. Police said the suspects were all men who were wearing masks and gloves. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detroit Police Department’s 7th Precinct by calling 313-596-5740 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.
Detroit police investigate double nonfatal shooting on East Jefferson
DETROIT – A shooting in Detroit injured two men Sunday morning. According to authorities, it happened at about 12:40 a.m. near the intersection of E. Jefferson Avenue and Chrysler Street, just south of Lafayette Boulevard. Both men in the vehicle were struck and the driver transported himself and the passenger to a hospital, where the the 25-year-old was listed in serious condition and the 26-year-old was listed in critical condition. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at 313-596-5740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak-Up.
Man assaults Detroit gas station clerk after being asked to wear face mask, police say
Officials say at around 10:57 a.m. the man entered a gas station in the 2000 block of East Jefferson Avenue without wearing a face mask. When an employee told the man that a face mask was required to receive service, he became enraged and began making threats, police say. Officials say the man then pushed in the security screen window that separates the employee from the customers. The employee was struck in the body by the screen window, according to police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department’s 7th precinct at 313-596-5740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Detroit police seeking suspect who fled scene of retail fraud incident on city’s east side
DETROIT – Police are asking for the public’s assistance to identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with an incident of retail fraud that occurred in Detroit on June 10. She fled the scene in a tan 2010-2015 Chevrolet Malibu (pictured below), officials said. Detroit police are seeking help to identify and locate a woman (pictured) who fled the scene of a retail fraud incident on June 10, 2020 in a tan 2010-2015 Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) on the city's east side. (Detroit Police Department)Police describe the woman as standing about 5 feet, 7-9 inches tall with a medium build and dark complexion. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit Police Department’s Seventh Precinct at 313-596-5740 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
That tiny little Meijer announced in 2017 is finally opening in Detroit ... in 2021
click to enlarge Ignition Media GroupRendering of The Rivertown Market on E. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. Imagine if grocery retailer Meijer had a little baby with the Whole Foods in Midtown. That's what's about to pop up along East Jefferson Avenue in Detroit next summer after a four-year delay.Construction for Detroit's first small-format Meijer is expected to start in the next two months after first being announced in 2017. Due to rising construction costs, however, the development has been reduced to include only the lonely little baby Meijer, which won't actually use "Meijer" in the name. )Also, don't expect to peruse homewares, office supplies, or bins of discounted DVDs, because the small-format store will focus on offering mostly grocery items.metrotimes.com
Detroit police report 2 shootings, break-in over 4-hour span
DETROIT – Detroit police say there were two shootings and a break-in over a four-hour span Thursday night into early Friday morning. Chamberlain Street shootingOfficers were called around 11:30 p.m. to the 9100 block of Chamberlain Street in Southwest Detroit on reports of a shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fourth Precinct’s Investigative Unit at 313-596-5400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to remain anonymous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s Fifth Precinct at 312-596-5540 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to remain anonymous. Anyone with information is asked to call the Detroit Police Department’s 12th Precinct Investigative Unit at 312-596-1240 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP to remain anonymous.
Long-delayed Meijer development in Detroit to move ahead without apartments
A mixed-use Meijer grocery store development that was expected to open on East Jefferson Avenue this year is being reconfigured. Crains Detroit Business reports that developers plan to go forward on the long-delayed project with just the grocery store component. Now, the apartments are no longer part of the project due to rising construction costs that dont meet average rental prices. If completed, this would be the third Meijer to open in Detroit, with the other two larger locations at Woodward and Grand River avenues. Rising costs of construction have delayed a number of development in Detroit, which is still a relatively weak market unable to support projects without subsidies.detroit.curbed.com