Though the locally-owned Kingma’s Market has been part of the larger Grand Rapids community for 80 years, the popular store’s owners have recently announced the opening of its second location, which will debut in Ada Township at the northwest corner of Fulton Street and Ada Drive.
While its existing market at 2225 Plainfield in Grand Rapids will continue operations, the new 13,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in 2017 with an extensive inventory of local, Michigan-made products, fresh produce, and meat.
“Opening a second location in Ada is a great opportunity to expand the brand and be part of a historic village that is undergoing an exciting transformation,” says Alan Hartline, owner of Kingma’s Market.
The new Ada location will feature a butcher shop that will offer all-natural, locally procured products, including fresh, in-store made sausage, jerky, and bacon alongside a large variety of gourmet, imported and local cheeses. All of this will be complemented by a selection of more than 300 specialty, craft imported and Michigan beers, as well as more than 750 wines.
Hartline says the market has plans to hire between 25 to 30 employees for the new market location.
“We are delighted to bring our local flavor and unique shopping experience to the Ada community,” Hardline says. “Kingma’s Market offers consumers a fun, foodie environment with a distance service-oriented charm. Ada offers us the perfect location to grow the Kingma’s Market brand. We are excited to join this transformational development.”
For more information on the Ada expansion project, visit www.AdaMichigan.org.
Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Kingma’s Market