Meijer plans to open Fairfax Market, its first small-format neighborhood concept store outside of Michigan, on Jan. 16 at 2190 E. 105th St. in Cleveland.
Located in the Cleveland Innovation District, the 40,000-square-foot market will address food insecurity, support economic development and provide a grocery destination for residents of Fairfax and other neighborhoods, as well as those who work nearby.
It is part of a mixed-use neighborhood revitalization project developed in partnership with the city, Cleveland Clinic, the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation and Fairmount Properties.
“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 Alan Jordan, store director.
“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 products, including fresh meat and deli items, 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.
In addition, shoppers will find:
- A floral and gift shop, featuring PaperCutz Vintage greeting cards and posters with paper flowers from Love, Anji.
- Assortment of local beers and wines.
- Health and beauty care products from local Black and women-owned businesses from the neighborhood and city.
- A 104-foot 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.
The store will employ about 50 people, who will have access to health and free education benefits and a 401(k) program with company match.
The effort to bring a grocery market to the Fairfax neighborhood began with a conversation among residents, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic and City Council President and Ward 6 Councilman Blaine A. Griffin.
Meijer became the grocery partner for the project after neighborhood leaders visited one of the four small-format stores it operates in Michigan. Those are located in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Royal Oak.
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