Monday, December 3, 2012
Trenton and Grosse Ile do not meet specific criteria to land a popular Michigan-based gourmet grocery chain.
Check one more gourmet grocery chain off the short list of possibilities for Trenton and Grosse Ile. Justin Hiller, vice president of Hiller's Market, said neither Trenton nor Grosse Ile meet specific criteria used to decide if a location is right for the Michigan-based gourmet grocery chain. "Our customer base should be densely populated, average income is typically in the 80-125K per year, age is typically 44+, but we are trying to change that currently to target millennial's (ages 25-32)," Hiller said in an email to Patch. Trenton does not meet any of the Hiller's requirements, but Grosse Ile was close. While the island meets the average income and average age requirements, but with a population of about 11,000 Grosse Ile is not densely…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch users continue to demand a gourmet grocery chain, even after two major chains say they have no plans to build in Trenton, Grosse Ile or Woodhaven.
"Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be so welcome here." -- Marie Unfortunately for Marie and several other Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers, representatives of both Trader Joe's and Whole Foods said they do not plan to build in Trenton, Grosse Ile or Woodhaven. Check out the stories published this week on the issue: Several Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch readers have expressed a desire for a gourmet grocery chain in the area. Now that Trader Joe's and Whole Foods have said they aren't coming, what are some other gourmet grocery chains you'd like to see in Trenton, Grosse Ile or Woodhaven?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Several Trenton and Grosse Ile residents have expressed interest in a Whole Foods store in the greater Trenton area.
The only Whole Foods coming to Michigan is currently being built in Midtown Detroit, according to Woodhaven City Administrator Mark Kibby. Win $50 to Legends 1926 Bar and Grill by signing up for the newsletter. "We've made contact with Whole Foods several times and the answer is the same," Kibby said. "They just aren’t building in the Michigan market right now." Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch reached out to Whole Foods to find out if the Trenton area would make a good place for a Whole Foods location. Kate Klotz, a representative of Whole Foods, said the gourmet grocery chain has explored a number of areas in Michigan and is currently experiencing an aggressive growth rate. "But I am unaware of which areas they (the Whole Foods real estate team…