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The Suburbanite
  • Acme releases details about new Green grocery

  • Fall 2013 is the target opening date for a new 75,000-square-foot Acme Fresh Market grocery store.

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  • Building details for the new 75,000-square-foot Acme Fresh Market grocery store were released today.
    Acme President Steve Albrecht said in a news release that the store to be built in the new Heritage Crossing Shopping Center on Massillon Road will boast the largest produce department of any of the chain’s 16 other stores. More than 500 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, including a wide assortment of organic items, will be stocked. An expanded bulk food section also is planned.
    The new store would be the chain’s first to achieve U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for measurably reducing or mitigating its environmental impact for sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, material selection and indoor environmental quality. Freezers and cases will be lit with LED bulbs which burn brightly while consuming less energy and last longer than traditional fluorescent bulbs. Glass doors in the frozen foods department will help keep the cold air in, conserve energy and keep temperature in the aisles comfortable for shoppers. Double-roof insulation will save energy and lower costs.  
    The new store will create 85 full-time and 110 part-time jobs, all with pension and health-care benefits.
    The Akron-based Fred W. Albrecht Grocery Co., founded in 1891, operates Acme Fresh Markets in Stark, Summit, Portage and Cuyahoga counties. For more information, visit the Web at www.acmestores.com.