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Grocery store invests $2.5M in renovation
A family owned grocery store has bought the shopping center where it operates, and it's planning a major renovation.
Duthler’s Family Foods, which operates three stores in the area, said yesterday that the Duthler family purchased the Grand Rapids shopping center, at the corner of Madison Avenue SE and Hall Street SE.
Duthler’s Family Foods, founded in 2009, has operated an approximately 25,000-square-foot store at the center since 2008, said David Duthler, president, Duthler’s Family Foods.
The family now plans to remodel the center, giving it a new face and new roof, as well as renovate its landscaping and parking lot, Duthler said.
The project will expand the grocery store’s produce and frozen foods offerings, add a pharmacy and expand deli seating.
Duthler said the renovation project and the shopping center purchase will cost about $2.5 million, with help from Grand Rapids-based Lake Michigan Credit Union.
Rockford Construction in Grand Rapids is working on designs for the renovation now and is expected to be the project’s contractor.
Duthler’s Family Foods shares the center with three other tenants: Dollar General, New China Carry Out and O.J. Beauty Enterprises, a hair care supplier.
“We believe the re-investment in this location further demonstrates our commitment to the Madison community by providing our customers with an excellent shopping experience,” Duthler said.
The Duthler family has been in the grocery business since 1939.