CAM International Market will expand its profile in more than 21,000 square feet of adjacent space in Mill Run.
Owners of the grocery store, 3767 Park Mill Run Drive in Hilliard, are building a retail outlet for a mix of restaurants, office space and other uses – all with an Asian theme, said Carrie Wei, operations coordinator for CAM.
“In the future, we hope we can serve more customers and make this place a warm community,” Wei said.
The project is expected to be completed by next fall, she said.
The plan is to create three restaurant uses at the main entrance, with other quick-serve food uses, professional services and tenants bordering an atrium area that can be rented for exhibits and other programs, Wei said.
The individual storefronts would be for rent and operate independently of the grocery store, Wei said.
Libby Gierach, president of the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce, said the market’s expansion plans could be a boon for Mill Run and Hilliard.
“We’re just very excited that CAM is expanding and bringing different flair to that space,” she said.
The building formerly was occupied by ITT Technical Institute, which vacated the building in September 2016 when officials closed 130 campuses nationwide.
After nearly 20 years in northwest Columbus, CAM closed its doors in May 2017 in the Olentangy Plaza while it transitioned to the larger space in Hilliard, tripling its size.
Wei said the grocery store serves prepared foods, such as build-your-own bowls, and has hot tea and bubble-tea stations.