Over 200 people joined in the celebration of the groundbreaking that included many Detroit dignitaries such as Mayor Dave Bing, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Dan Carmody, Eastern Market President, and Local 4 news anchor Rhonda Walker.
“We are back,” said Walker. She was speaking about the city of Detroit and its resurgence.
The celebration included jazz music from a local high school, and the Selected of God Choir, who sang in the 2011 and 2012 Chrysler Super Bowl commercials. There was also free local products such as herbal tea, coffee, and pie.
“Too often we focus on the negative things that are happening in our city. Today is a positive reckoning that there are people who believe in the city of Detroit and its resurgence,” Mayor Bing said.
Sue Mosey was most enthusiastic about the groundbreaking. Local residents know her as the “Mayor of Midtown,” to which she apologized to Mayor Bing for as she laughed. “We’re building on an empty lot.” With all the empty lots in Detroit, it’s important to have development on vacant land.
Senator Stabenow was also very excited. “I’m absolutely committed and optimistic about the city.
After the event ended, many people stayed to chat up friends and enjoy the free Michigan four-berry pie of Achatz Pie Company of Chesterfield Township.
What was also promising was the influx of young people, which is needed for the revitalization of the city of Detroit.
Many are optimistic about the store and the possibility of more businesses and people moving into the area. This store marks a huge milestone in the city’s history, since this will be the first chain grocery store since 2007, when Farmer Jack left.
Whole Foods carries organic and fresh produce at a slightly increased price, as it benefits local and regional farms, in the urban and suburban area. To follow the construction and apply for a job, check out Whole Foods’ website at www.wholefoodsmarket.com.
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