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Meijer breaks ground on West Side market

June 27, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Rockford Construction Bridge Street NW and Seward Avenue NW mixed-use development partial rendering
Courtesy Rockford Construction

A major West Side project has broken ground.

Rockford Construction broke ground yesterday on Bridge Street Market, a Meijer store set to anchor a $55-million, 3.3-acre development in Grand Rapids, on the corner of Bridge Street and Seward Avenue.

Bridge Street Market will be a 37,000-square-foot store with a focus on fresh produce, a full grocery line, deli, bakery and basic home items.

Construction is expected to finish in fall 2018.

It’s the first footprint this small for a Meijer store.

“We are eager to share Bridge Street Market with the Grand Rapids community and are excited about what our team will be able to accomplish through this location,” Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes said.

“We believe in the West Side’s heritage and authenticity and are excited to have a core presence in the heart of such an inspiring part of our city.”

The grocery element is the anchor to the mixed-use development by Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction, which will include apartments, office, retail and parking.

The development will include 116 market-rate apartments, 56,000 square feet of office space, with 20,000 square feet set to be occupied by the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. The development will also include a 64-unit affordable housing project by the Inner City Christian Federation.

The site was cleared in May.

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