African International Market opens in Rockford

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A new grocery store has opened in Rockford with help from the city's Business First Program.

The African International Market is now open at 1132 Broadway.

Rockford's Business First, Program helps business owners redevelop an existing property or open a business at another existing property. The program also helped Gene's Place, an Irish pub, open in Rockford's Midtown District.

The market is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day besides Sunday.