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Convenience store plans West Side location

January 30, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Fulton Place Rockford Construction
Fulton Place stands on the West Side, at Fulton and Seward. Photo via

A neighborhood convenience store is being proposed for a recently completed apartment building on the West Side.

Hip-2-U is seeking a special land-use approval to sell alcoholic beverages in a 1,700-square-foot space at Fulton Place, at 616 Fulton W.

The store would sell meat and dairy products, frozen and dry goods, beverages and convenience items. Wine and beer would also be sold, according to the application.

The store would be owned by Jyoti Sharad, who is listed on the application, along with Mike Mraz, managing partner of real estate development at Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction.

Two full-time and three part-time jobs are expected at the store.

Fulton Place

The $25-million, five-story Fulton Place opened last fall and features 125 units, ranging from one to four bedrooms.

First-floor retail includes Spoonlickers and The Rowers Club, a café coming soon by Rowster Coffee.

Rockford Construction developed Fulton Place and acted as the project's contractor.

Progressive AE in Grand Rapids served as the project’s architect and interior designer.

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