Construction has started on a project that would expand Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield. CONTRIBUTED

Jungle Jim’s expanding its Fairfield location with new tenants

Crews were planning to hoist banners outside the Fairfield store today to tout its front end expansion project, which is slated to add 17,000 square feet and new tenants, store officials told this news outlet today.

One of the new tenants will be Graeter’s Ice Cream, which will have a drive-thru, according to Phill Adams, the store’s director of development. Another new tenant will be named at a late date.

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Fifth Third Bank will have an entrance both inside and outside the store.

Jungle Jim’s Sushi Bar will remain in the same location, and the grocer’s main entrance will remain open to customers during construction.

Between tenants and Jungle Jim’s staff, the expansion will create approximately 20 new jobs.

With a total of 59 tenants at both Fairfield and Eastgate locations, Jungle Jim’s International Market’s tenant occupancy is at 100 percent.

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