MADISON, Wis. -

A long-awaited and sometimes controversial neighborhood grocery store is now open on Madison’s east side.

The Metro Market on Cottage Grove Road in Grandview Commons has features like a gelato counter, smoothie bar and a grill.

The store is owned and operated by Roundy’s.

Its size and amount of parking spots has been the subject of debate in the past because neighbors did not want to see a large, big box store move in.