A big void on the west side of Grand Rapids is about to be filled.

On Monday, June 26, Meijer broke ground on a new store on the corner of Bridge Street and Seward Avenue.

In this case, Rockford Construction will be working with the West Michigan-based grocery store chain on a new type of store. It will be called the Bridge Street Market; a smaller, urban grocery store, without the general merchandise one would see in a traditional Meijer.

"This is going to be a unique type of store," Meijer CEO Rick Keyes said. "Our typical store is 200,000 square feet, but this one will be 37,000 square feet and focused on foods.

"So, we're going to be focused on fresh produce and their entire shopping can be done at this store."

The community grocery store will anchor the mixed-use development on the city’s West Side. It's the first-of-its-kind opened by Meijer.

"We believe it's going to be successful," Keyes said. "We're focused on our customers and they were asking for this. We think there are a lot of communities that would benefit from a Bridge Street type market."

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

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