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Detroit grocery store gets $830,000 state grant

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DETROIT (AP) — The state says more than $830,000 grant has been awarded to support the expansion of a grocery store in Detroit.

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced the funding this week. MEDC President and Chief Executive Michael Finney said in a statement that the money will "further bring healthy and fresh food offerings" and boost area redevelopment.

The money was approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. NY Jefferson LLC has redeveloped a vacant former Farmer Jack store into a Parkway Foods. The new store occupies 47,000 square feet of retail space in the Shops at Jefferson Plaza on the city's east side.

The state says the project is generating capital investment of $5.2 million and creating 37 jobs. It's received other support as well.

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