Grocery store coming to Ada Village


The Kingma's Market building in Ada Village. Photo by Justin Dawes

Ada Village has new plans for a recently closed grocery store.

Ada Township will unveil tomorrow the new design, plan, grocer and timeline for the recently vacated 13,000-square-foot Kingma’s Market, at 444 Ada Dr. SE, at a press conference.

The space will undergo “extensive remodeling” to offer “on-trend” and “high-demand” grocery items, as well as delivery, according to the township.

The store will feature local and organic produce, meats and cheeses, fresh fish, a café with a full salad and soup bar, fresh flowers, artisan bakery items and health and wellness products.

Speakers will include Bill Payne, retired vice chair of Amway and president of BP Ventures, George Haga, Ada Township supervisor, and the new, not-yet-announced store owner.

Kingma’s Market closed its Ada location in January after being open for just over a year, according to a previous Business Journal report.

Owner Alan Hartline said at the time the closure of the Ada location is part of “an effort to put more time and energy in managing the growth at its original Plainfield Avenue location.”

The Ada location’s size was part of the problem, Hartline said. The building is 40-percent larger than the Plainfield location.


The grocery store will be Ada Market by Forest Hills Foods, and it will feature a Starbucks.

Forest Hills Foods is part of Byron Center-based SpartanNash. 

The market is tentatively scheduled to open in mid April.

SpartanNash has been working with Jeff Vandenberg, whose parents started Forest Hills Foods, as part of the store transformation team.

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