By DANIEL HERATY
DEARBORN – In a few weeks, a new grocery store, Dearborn Fresh Supermarket, will open its doors.
The supermarket, at 13661 Colson, is filling the vacancy left when the Kroger at that location closed in 2008. It is owned by Kamal Turfah, who also owns Dearborn-based wholesale merchandising business Chase Cash & Carry Inc., and his brother, Dr. Fuad Turfah.
Kamal Turfah, who bought the building in 2010, said renovations on the then-empty 57,000-square-foot building began in March. He declined to comment on the building’s cost. He said the store is scheduled to open in mid-to-late September.
The supermarket will have a florist, a pharmacy, a check-cashing location and a Western Union kiosk, meat department and deli, Manager Hamad Hojeij said.
“The supermarket will have two different (types of) sweets, from French sweets like tarts and cakes, to Middle Eastern sweets, like Baklava,” Hojeij said. “You’re going to have Tim Hortons in here, we’re going to have a sushi bar; just a general supermarket.”
Hojeij said the store will be different from other major supermarkets because the colors and decorations will create more of a homestyle feel and relaxing atmosphere.
“It is for the Middle Eastern community, the Spanish community and the American community,” he said. “It’s going to be a mix, more like Westborn Market, but on a bigger scale.”
Hojeij said he plans to have a grand opening celebration when the store opens, but no details are currently available.
(Daniel Heraty can be reached at [email protected].)