Meijer purchases land for store in West Bend

Meijer Inc., has purchased 30.7 acres in West Bend for $6.1 million to build a store in West Bend.

According to the city of West Bend, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based supermarket and discount retailer is proposing a 192,940-square-foot supercenter that would include a drive-thru pharmacy, outdoor garden center, full grocery and general merchandise departments at South Main Street and Parkway Drive.

“Meijer has been entering the Wisconsin market since last year and I believe this will be a wonderful compliment to the Paradise and Main retail shopping experience,” Mayor Kraig Sadownikow said in a written statement. “Clearly, the West Bend business climate continues to be on a strong upswing which is both very encouraging and rewarding for the culture shift we have established at city hall.”

Meijer opened two stores in early August. One in the Drexel Town Square development southwest of Howell and Drexel avenues in Oak Creek and another on the south side of Burleigh Street, at 112th Street, across Burleigh from the Mayfair Collection development in Wauwatosa.

Meijer is also planning stores in Waukesha and Sussex in 2016.

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