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Meijer to Open Small Format Store in Cleveland

Meijer said Tuesday that it will open a neighborhood market, Fairfax Market, in Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood on January 16, 2024. This will be the retailer’s first small format store outside of its home state of Michigan.

The 40,000-square-foot store will be part of a mixed-use neighborhood revitalization project being developed in partnership with the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, and Fairmount Properties, according to Meijer. Located in the Cleveland Innovation District, Fairfax Market will address food insecurity, support economic development, and provide a grocery shopping destination for customers from the area.

"Fairfax Market is committed to being more than just a new store. We will be an involved partner, investing in the community and supporting local businesses," said Fairfax Market store director Alan Jordan in a statement. "We look forward to providing convenient access to fresh, quality food and other necessities at good prices, and we can't wait to welcome our neighbors into the store next month."

Fairfax Market will feature an assortment of fresh meat and deli items, fresh produce, a bakery, and Meijer and national brand items. It also will carry more than 2,000 local products, including Cleveland Cold Brew Coffee, Micah's Supreme Sauce, PUR Spices, Akron Honey, Lemon Waves, and beauty care products from Catlin Naturals.

Additional features include:

• A floral and gift shop, featuring PaperCutz Vintage greeting cards and posters with paper flowers from Love, Anji,

• An assortment of local beers and wines,

• Health and beauty care products from local and Black, women-owned businesses from the Fairfax neighborhood and Cleveland,

• An international section, featuring products from around the globe alongside vendors from Cleveland,

• A 54-seat cafe space, featuring coffee and sandwiches from Saucy Coffee and sushi from Hissho Sushi.

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