Neighborhood Market Opens on Grand Rapids’ West Side
Bridge Street Market to open Aug. 29

Grand Rapids, Mich. – After more than a year of planning, construction and incredible community excitement, the wait is almost over: Bridge Street Market will open Aug. 29 on the corner of Bridge St. and Seward Ave.

The neighborhood grocery store, which is opened by Meijer, is a first-of-its-kind in the region, centering on bringing fresh, convenient food and value to customers on Grand Rapids’ west side, Store Manager Ken Bair said.

“Bridge Street Market is unique – unique to the region and unique to Meijer, and we are excited to finally share it with the community,” Bair said. “From Day One, we hit the ground running to ensure we had the best products on our shelves to meet the communities’ needs. We listened diligently and soaked up the West Side’s heritage, and believe that Bridge Street Market will more than deliver.”

The 37,000-square-foot store will offer a unique shopping experience featuring a full assortment of fresh and prepared foods, including bakery items, fresh meat and deli offerings; an estimated 2,000 local, artisan groceries; and Meijer and national brand products. It will boast  Mayan Buzz Café coffee shop, an expansive beer, wine and liquor counter and basic cleaning, health and beauty care products.

Bridge Street Market will feature open air elements with 22-foot ceilings and a pedestrian-friendly design with three garage-style doors that open onto the sidewalk along Bridge Street, and dedicated parking on the main level of a connected parking deck.

It will anchor a development spanning a city block located amidst the city’s current hub of collaboration and mixed-use development, residing alongside apartments recently named The Hendrik, and an office and retail building.

“Meijer is thrilled to open Bridge Street Market as part of this exciting development on the city’s West Side,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said. “We believe there’s no better place to launch this new neighborhood market than in our hometown, and in the heart of such an inspiring part of our city.”

About Bridge Street Market:

Bridge Street Market is a new neighborhood market focused on bringing fresh food and value to customers in a market-like setting. As the anchor of a unique mixed-use development on Grand Rapids, Mich.’s west side, Bridge Street Market will serve as a model for future neighborhood-friendly development in the area while providing residents and businesses alike access to fresh food and easily accessible convenience items in a one-of-a-kind store.

For further information: Christina Fecher, 616-735-7968,