The store also includes open-air elements, a design inspired by local culture in the downtown area's Stadium District, and six garage-style doors that open to an outdoor fresh produce and floral area in warmer months. Local artist Brian Whitfield painted a mural that features vibrantly colored produce on the side of the market.
Capital City Market is part of the mixed-use BLOCK600 development in Lansing, and in honor of the store's opening, Cook and his team gave $15,000 to such area nonprofits as Allen Street Neighborhood Center, Salus Center, Impression 5 Science Center, All of the Above Hip Hop Academy and Friends of Lansing Regional Trails.
"At Meijer, we're committed to being a good neighbor by supporting the communities we serve," said Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes. "We are excited to be a part of the BLOCK600 development and share our newest fresh market with a community that continues to grow."
Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Meijer operates more than 245 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. The company is No. 19 on The PG 100, Progressive Grocer's 2020 list of the top food and consumables retailers in North America.