DGX Opens First Michigan Location in Downtown Grand Rapids

The small-box store concept aims to bring convenience to 111 Lyon

June 22, 2021

CWD Real Estate Investment is excited to welcome the first DGX store in Michigan at 111 Lyon St NW in Downtown Grand Rapids. The urban grocery store concept will occupy approximately 3,700 square-feet of the recently developed retail spaces in Grand Rapids along Lyon St between Ottawa Ave and Monroe Ave.

DGX is an urban grocery concept was first rolled out in 2016. The small-format store provides shoppers in busier metros with a quick and convenient location to purchase grab-and-go meals, fresh produce, coffee, and a limited selection of grocery items including cleaning, household supplies, and more.

CWD Real Estate began working in these retail spaces in Fall of 2019. In addition to the 111 Lyon project, RDV Corporation has also completed its Downtown Headquarters at the neighboring 200 Monroe building. These projects add to the activity in the surrounding Downtown area, making it the perfect location for DGX to serve the community.

“We are excited to welcome DGX and their urban grocery/convenience store into downtown Grand Rapids” says Scott Wierda, Managing Partner of CWD. “We are also very appreciative of Mike Murray and Chris Prins of Colliers who represented DGX and did a great job in ‘selling’ the retail opportunity for DGX to serve our downtown community.”

"“DGX is a perfect use to serve the office workers, visitors to our community for conventions, staying in hotels, and also our growing list of nearby urban residents,” adds Wierda.

The retail redevelopment and revised site design creates a more pedestrian-accessible site, emphasizing the human scale at the forefront of the design equation. This involved the addition of new street level storefront access for customers on Lyon and a stairway for easier access to the property’s upper plaza level. In addition, snowmelt systems have been installed beneath sidewalks ensure safe and enjoyable access while walking downtown during the beautiful, snowy Michigan winters.

DGX is now open at 111 Lyon St NW, Unit 3 in Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Parking is available in the attached Vandenberg Center Parking Ramp or along the street.

CWD Real Estate Investment is a leading, local real estate investment and property management firm in Grand Rapids. Formed in 2008 by partners Sam Cummings, Scott Wierda, and Dan DeVos, CWD commits to strengthening the urban center and community of Grand Rapids by making strategic investments that provide high-quality places to work, eat, shop, live, and be entertained.