Kroger to Open New Gas Station in West Dearborn

The Discount Tire store on Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn (shown here) has been razed and will be replaced with a new Kroger gas station.

The Discount Tire store on Michigan Avenue in West Dearborn (shown here) has been razed and will be replaced with a new Kroger gas station.

While it is always good to see vacant eyesores along Michigan Avenue in Dearborn come down, it can be kind of a letdown when you eventually discover the new business that could be moving in.

That’s the case with the demolition of the long-vacant Discount Tire store on Michigan, between Outer Drive and Nowlin streets.

City officials tell Deepsaidwhat.com that Kroger is working with Dearborn to obtain permission to construct a Kroger gas station at that location. Kroger already operates a gas station on Ford Road in Dearborn Heights and this would be its second in the immediate area.

Now, we will be the first to admit that a new building – even if a gas station – is better than the vacant eyesore that the Discount Tire structure had become over the years.

It’s just that with so little new retail in downtown west Dearborn any time you see new construction, there is always the hope it will be something that becomes a destination. A gas station simply doesn’t live up to that dream . . .

 

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  • DWD68

    I actually am glad to see a Kroger gas station coming to West Dearborn. I do most of my grocery shopping at both Krogers in West Dearborn. I like their gas points program and to take full advantage of it, once a week I go the station at the Heights. While I am there, because it is convenient, I have shopped at that ACO instead of the one here in West Dearborn. I have eaten at the coney island there instead of the Holiday Grill. And when in a hurry, I have shopped at that Kroger instead of my usual ones. I may be in the minority here and I am sure my spending is an blip in the local economy, but if putting in a gas station keeps more of my money (and hopefully the money of other tightwads like me) in stores and restaurants here in Dearborn, I will gladly take a gas station over a long abandoned eyesore.