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Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities
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Remodeled Corner Store Provides Creston Community with Convenient Amenities

Residents of Downtown Grand Rapids and the Creston neighborhood have a new, upgraded market located in the heart of their community with the re-opening of the new Creston Market. Located at 1403 Plainfield Ave NE, the market reopened this month after undergoing extensive remodeling to provide updated amenities, expand product selection and incorporate a variety of specialty items.

At over 3,000 sq. ft., the remodeled market features an impressive new walk-in wine cellar with a full time certified sommelier that will host wine tastings open to community residents, an unmatched craft beer selection with a full time craft beer expert, a custom Creston Market coffee blend from GR Coffee Roasters and a wide variety of drinks, prepared foods, and signature products.  The store will also feature fresh produce through the YMCA with some being grown locally at a community garden through a partnership with New City Neighbors and their urban farm initiative. Local high school students will work with local farmers to grow and stock the produce.

“We received the second food grant in the country from the YMCA and U.S Department of Agricultural that allows us to provide fresh produce to Creston residents,” said Tom Cronkright II, Co-Owner of the Creston Market. “We are excited to be able to offer area residents a new community market and to be part of the ongoing revitalization of the Creston neighborhood.” 

The market is owned by Thomas Cronkright and Lawrence Duthler, owners of Sun Title, located across the street.  Cronkright and Duthler have owned the building since 2005 but recently gained control of the business in 2014 and spent the past 6 months remodeling to provide the community with essential items that are not otherwise available nearby.  

“For the past 10 years, the local residents of Downtown and Creston have lived in a food desert,” said Lawrence Duthler, Co-owner of the Creston Market.  “Our primary goal was to create a store that offered a selection of healthy food items to support a balanced diet.”

The market is now open to the community and will be featuring special offers May 18 through June 12 that will be posted to their Facebook page and the website, www.crestonmarketgr.com or Facebook page at 

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