Detroit grocery store destroyed in large fire on city’s east side

Detroit grocery store destroyed in large fire on city’s east side
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DETROIT – A large fire destroyed an important part of a Detroit neighborhood.

Harper Food Center, located near the intersection of Harper Avenue and Newport Street, was completely destroyed in a fire Saturday night.

It was one of the only grocery stores for blocks. It was a place where the community could come together for fresh food and see their neighbors.

“I’m feeling sick and disappointed,” said resident Christopher Jones.

Finding food became much harder for Jones and his neighbors.

The first started at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and burned until early Sunday morning. Large flames and heavy smoke poured out of the only full-service grocery store in the community.

“They just rebuilt this,” Jones said. “The other day, they just got this up and now it’s gone. Come on. Now…



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