The business has opened Rivertown Market in Downtown Detroit and it is the fourth location of Meijer’s neighbourhood market format and its first in the heart of the city.

The new 42,000sq ft store features fresh and prepared foods, including bakery items, fresh meat offerings; Meijer and national brand products; and an estimated 2,000 local artisan items. It also boasts a Great Lakes Coffee specializing in nitro brews and low/medium roasts, an extensive beer, wine and liquor counter, and a 4,700sq ft produce department.

“Rivertown Market is focused on bringing customers a mix of fresh, local and convenient food at low prices,” said Store Manager Marcus Reliford said. “This market is a passion project for me as I grew up near the market and look forward to providing our customers a first-class shopping experience that will keep them coming back for more.”

Rivertown Market features open-air elements, with a 23ft ceiling, 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 murals in the front and back of the store respectively. Jenkins’ mural features vibrantly coloured paintings of fresh produce while Kelly’s mural is a beautiful and fun portrait of her daughter, Isabella.