NEW DETAILS: GFS files to renovate store, help fill Trotwood fresh grocery void

Gordon Food Service has applied for a building permit as part of a project to improve grocery options in Trotwood, records show.

The permit for the GFS store at 5380 Salem Ave. is part of an estimated $2.5 million effort for the business broaden the wholesale grocery model of the business to include fresh retail options with improving traffic flow and access to the site, officials said.

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Trotwood have been working with the Michigan-based company for “a grocery solution” brought on by the September closing of the Foodtown store at 830 E. Main St.

GFS filed for a building permit last week and it is being reviewed, according to Montgomery County records. The application follows a visit Trotwood officials made in recent weeks to Michigan, where they visited the site of one of a number of GFS stores that have tested the concept being discussed.

City officials have said they expect GFS renovations to begin in March.

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