This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Tuesday, December 1, 1936.
Announcement is made today of the opening of a complete food market at 27-29 E. Michigan Ave., by Packers Outlet. The new store carrying all food products and operating on a self-serve basis will open Wednesday.
Groceries, meats, dairy products, fruits and vegetables are included in the stock. The Packers Outlet are owned by a Michigan wholesale grocery firm and are located in Detroit, Redford, Royal Oak, Pontiac and Ann Arbor. There are nine stores in Detroit and one in each of the other cities.
Guy Primeau, Pontiac, has been selected to manage the Ypsilanti store. He established the first self-serve store in Michigan and has been identified with this style of merchandising for many years.
This store will employ many local people.