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GROCERIES GALORE! Patel Bros. market coming to Canton Center Rd.

 GROCERIES GALORE! Patel Bros. market coming to Canton Center Rd.

The Patel Brothers grocery store will be built on the property formerly occupied by Canton Computers.

Canton’s North Canton Center Road is quickly evolving into a grocery gold mine for western Wayne County shoppers.

Months after the opening of Papaya Fruit Market at 6463 N. Canton Center, a Patel Brothers grocery store has secured township approval to build a 20,000-square-foot facility at 6130 N. Canton Center, just a short walk north from New Bombay Grocers.

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Once the Patel Brothers location is up and running sometime in the next several months, it will be the Chicago-based company’s 57th store since it was founded in 1974.

The sprawling new grocery store will replace what was most recently the home of Canton Computers, which closed its Canton location in 2022. Canton Computers still operates a Livonia store at 34900 Plymouth Road.

Unanimous approval

Widely-respected throughout the United States for its diverse collection of Indian foods, Patel Brothers’ bid to secure a Canton site cruised through the Canton Township Planning Commission site plan approval phase, earning 9-0 vote of approval that moved the process to the Board of Trustees, who also voted unanimously to approve the plan, with zoning ordinance landscape plan compliance attached to the approval.

The Canton Computers store on N. Canton Center Road has been vacant since 2022.
The Canton Computers store on N Canton Center Road has been vacant since 2022

“At Patel Brothers, we’re committed to sharing what we know best about our Indian heritage and culture: our food,” its website explains.

“We hope to continue to educate and expose new generations to the regional diversity of India and the richness of our culture and our food. Patel Brothers is devoted to continuing its family tradition of personal service and exceptional quality.

The company’s 53-year history is compelling.

Hard work pays off

After working in factory assembly lines for several years, a pair of brothers and their families pooled their modest savings and purchased a small grocery store located at 2034 W. Devon Ave. in Chicago.

“After several years of hard work and success the Brothers noticed a growing influx of Indians arriving in America and living coast to coast,” the site elaborated. “Even with the growing Indian population, many ingredients were not available or very expensive.

A Papaya Fruit Market opened in December, just north of the proposed site of the Patel Brothers supermarket.
A Papaya Fruit Market opened in December just north of the proposed site of the Patel Brothers supermarket

“As entrepreneurs at heart, they decided to take the plunge and gave everything they had to building a national brand. Taking it one store at a time, we are humbled to say that Patel Brothers has (over 50) nationwide locations and continues to grow with several new locations planned this year.”

Patel Brothers already have established southeast-Michigan locations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Garden City and Farmington Hills. is committed to keeping the community updated on the timeline for opening for Canton’s newest addition to the growing selection of grocery-centric businesses.

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Ed Wright

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