Funding secured for downtown grocery store

The owners of a north end grocery store are a step closer to bringing a similar concept to downtown Port Huron. The owners of Country Style Marketplace in Fort Gratiot Township announced this week that they have received the necessary funding to proceed with the downtown project. The vacant Woolworth’s building at 310 Huron Avenue will be transformed into 12,000 square feet of market space on the main floor with office space and a loft above. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $3.4 million, funded by grants and loans from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Capital Impact Partners. A remodeling ceremony was held Wednesday to mark the start of reconstruction at the building. Owners Steve and Michelle Jones were joined by local elected officials and members of the Blue Water Area Chamber of commerce, who took turns at one of the interior walls with a sledgehammer.

October 26 Steve Fernandez