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Imperial Fresh Market Grand Opening

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Image credit: Bre'Anna Tinsley/ WDET

An old grocery store on Detroit’s west side has doubled in size and staff.

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Bre'Anna Tinsley/ WDET
Bre’Anna Tinsley/ WDET

A supermarket on Detroit’s west side invested six-point-two million dollars to double in size. Imperial Fresh Market is the largest expansion to date by an independent grocer in the city.  

Co-owner Sam Shina says after 25 years in business the renovation of the store was overdue.

We just wanted to bring a bigger store to our community, bigger departments, fresher foods. I think it’s a beautiful store for them to shop,” Shina says, 

Shina says the grocery store also now includes a pharmacy and bakery. The expansion also pushed the market to double its staff, adding 50 new jobs. 


Bre'Anna Tinsley, Reporter

Bre’Anna Tinsley is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, providing news spots and features. She’s an expert in “Friends” trivia.

btinsley@wdet.org Follow @Bre_Tin

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