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Downtown grocery store funding approved

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A brand new grocery store will soon be coming to downtown Fort Wayne.

The Allen County Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board approved $150,000 to help bring in the “Fit Grocer” project on Thursday.

The Fit Grocer Project is a retail grocery and prepared food cafe concept for activated, urban settings.

According to the developers, the grocery concept was originally conceived as a pilot program between INGUARD® and Fitbit®, establishing connectivity of activity to food consumption and to the community – a holistic approach to health and wellness. Through the use of connected devices and other technology, members become part of a health and wellness initiative.

The store will take up 3,000 square feet in the newly remodeled metro building at Harrison and West Berry Streets downtown.

Presenters of the concept say they hope the store can help folks develop healthy eating habits.

They also go on to say it would require a one million dollar investment and most of that money would be private capital.

No opening date has been set or mentioned.

Emilia Miles

Emilia Miles joined Fort Wayne’s NBC in September 2019 as a Social Media and Digital Content Manager. Emilia also serves as a producer. She’s a Fort Wayne native and graduated from Indiana University.

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