It looks as though the long-anticipated Meijer store within Duke Realty Corp.’s Anson development near Whitestown will finally be built.
A government construction filing shows the store is expected to be 192,940 square feet and employ 100 people. It would have a Zionsville address and be at 6650 Whitestown Parkway.
Michigan-based Meijer has owned the land near State Road 334 and Interstate 65 in Boone County since 2008, but delayed construction until the economy improved. Home building has picked up recently within Anson, and two residential developments along S.R. 334 east of Anson might have convinced Meijer to pull the trigger on the project. In addition, a Hampton Inn is under construction within Anson.
It’s unclear when construction might start. It’s doubtful the store would open this year, however. Meijer’s website lists six store openings expected in 2013, and the Anson location is not among them. In Indiana, Meijer stores are slated to open this year in Portage and Warsaw, according to the website.