Construction is well underway on Massillon Road of the new Acme Fresh Market Grocery store and additional retail buildings.

GREEN  Construction is well underway on Massillon Road of the new Acme Fresh Market Grocery store and additional retail buildings.

Ground was broken in August on Heritage Crossing development, and construction has begun on the outside of the Acme building. The roof is expected to be completed soon, and plumbing is starting to be installed.

Acme plans to open its store in July a Pav’s Creamery is on target to open in July and the additional retail space is expected to open in August or September.

“There are so many unknowns with a project like this, as weather can often push us back,” Acme Executive Vice President Jim Trout said.

Weather in January and early February has affected construction activities on-site, but the project remains on schedule.

The store is expected to feature 75,000 square feet and be known as Acme 21. Departments in the store will include produce, deli, bakery, floral, fresh meat, seafood, prepared foods, natural and organic foods, a Good Day Café, pharmacy and adult beverages.

“We want to make sure we get it right and bring the best possible store to the community of Green,” Trout said.

Construction is expected to begin very soon on one of the retail out-lot buildings as the developer continues to work to attract additional retail tenants to the site.

“We hope to soon be in a position to announce an initial group of great retail tenants that will be joining this exciting new development,” Albrecht Inc. President Jim Nilsen said.

Albrecht is the commercial property developer for Acme when they build a new store or in this case a plaza.

As better weather arrives, work is expected to get underway on the additional retail buildings on the site. Total retail space in addition to Acme will be approximately 30,000 square feet.

“The development will continue to attract more new businesses wishing to join the Green community,” Nilsen said.

“Our goal is to have the Acme store open as soon as we possibly can,” Trout said.