News of a new grocery store coming to Green is really part of a larger development, announced at Wednesday's state of the city address by Mayor Dick Norton.
"The centerpiece will be this nearly 70,000 square foot ACME grocery store with lots of attractive landscaping and outdoor seating and many, many other attributes that people want," said Norton.
But the nature of a "centerpiece" is that something surrounds it, so this is not just a grocery store. Norton says the ACME's Albrecht family will make other retail space available.
"They've already indicated to me that there are numerous high-end -- we call them A players - regional restaurant chains that want to come, so I think that they're going to be able to be selective," said Norton. "In fact, we're going to ask them to be selective."
The $15 - $20 million development will take place on Massillon Road, across from the Green Family YMCA, near the site of a new Summa facility.
Norton says construction isn't expected to start until next year.