Bridge Street Market Breaks Ground on Unique Urban Grocery Store

Community Grocery Store Anchors Development on the West Side

June 26, 2017

Contact: Amanda Passage, 616-233-0500,

Grand Rapids, Mich. – West Side and downtown Grand Rapids residents today celebrated the groundbreaking of Bridge Street Market, a unique grocery store coming to the city’s West Side on the bustling corner o-f Bridge St. and Seward Ave.

The new 37,000-square-foot store will feature 22-foot ceilings, open air elements and a pedestrian-friendly design. Bridge Street Market is a first-of-its-kind store in the region opened by Meijer and intended to deliver a convenient, fresh neighborhood grocery option for those who live, work and play downtown.

The community grocery store will anchor a development spanning a city block located amidst the city’s current hub of collaboration and mixed-use development, and will reside alongside apartments, a parking deck, and an office and retail building. The mixed-use project commenced with the deconstruction of the original buildings in May, clearing the way for future development.

“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 & 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. We think there’s no better place to launch this new neighborhood market than in our hometown and on the West Side.”

Bridge Street Market will feature fresh produce, full grocery offerings, a deli, fresh-cut meat, a bakery, basic cleaning items and paper products.

The grocery store is expected to open its doors and produce stalls in the early fall of 2018.

About Bridge Street Market

Bridge Street Market is a new urban neighborhood grocery store opened by Meijer focused on fresh-food service and essential items merchandised in a market-like setting. As the anchor of a unique mixed-use development on Grand Rapids, Michigan’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. 

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