Westborn Market Announces Major Expansion at Dearborn Store

Flowers and Produce to Be Housed "Under One Roof"

DEARBORN, MI--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - Unwilling to be influenced by a down economy, Westborn Market is striving to lift people's spirits and the local economy with an 8,000 square foot expansion of its Dearborn store, due to be completed before the end of this year.

"Even though we're going through challenging times, it's important to make this investment in our store and in the Dearborn community," said Mark Anusbigian, president of Westborn Market. He and his brothers Jeff and Anthony now manage the independent gourmet grocer, whose original store on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn was founded by their parents George and Janette Anusbigian in 1963.

In 1988, in response to its strong customer base, the family expanded the Dearborn store across the street to 21755 Michigan Avenue, providing a 12,000 square foot open air market to house the freshest of produce and meats. In 2004, another 8,000 square feet were added and parking access was increased.

The current expansion, which is underway at the northwest corner of Westborn Fruit Market, will enable Westborn Flower Market, which had remained in operation for the past 22 years on the original store's site, to move across the street and to become housed under one roof with the produce, bakery, meat and deli counter as well as other food and beverage items.

"This will provide much greater convenience for our customers who are seeking a 'one-stop shop'," said Anusbigian. "We'll have a full-service florist with wedding design services, ready made and custom made floral arrangements, bouquets, giftware, fresh cut flowers, gift baskets, delivery service and more."

According to Anusbigian, the architecture for the expansion will be a sleek design of glass and steel with a clean industrial feel. Customers will still have the same easy access to parking from both Michigan Avenue and Oakwood Boulevard.

"There's never been a better opportunity to demonstrate our confidence in Dearborn and in Michigan than during these difficult times," added Anusbigian. "We're decidedly optimistic."

Westborn Market has stores in Dearborn, Berkley and Livonia. Regular business hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Location information, online ordering and store specials are available at www.westbornmarket.com or by calling 313-274-6100.

Contact Information: Media Contacts Bryan Bandyk Westborn Market 248-547-1000 Margaret Blohm, APR Margaux & Associates, LLC 313-406-3467