Former Scott’s grocery to be torn down to make room for larger store

City Council approved rezoning ordinance

The site of the proposed grocery store at the intersection of North Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue.
The site of the proposed grocery store at the intersection of North Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The North Anthony Corridor could be seeing new market take over the former Scott’s Food Store.

Fort Wayne City Council approved Tuesday an ordinance to rezone a portion of the land at Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue to make room for a larger market. The former Scott’s building has sat empty since it was condemned in 2012, due to a roofing issue.

At 44,000 square feet, the new market will be twice the size of the old Scott’s, according to senior planner Michelle Wood. The current Chung King Express, the old Keltsch Pharmacy and the old Scott’s store will all come down to make way for this building, which will rise separately from the rest of the strip there.

A tenant still has not been named, but Wood said the plans are for a “high-quality store concept,” with a pharmacy, deli, butcher, floral and liquor sections.

The News Sentinel reported Saturday the new store will be a Marsh Supermarket.

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