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.