Long-awaited Meijer store finally may get built

May 1, 2013
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meijer 225pxIt 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, according to the filing. It would have a Zionsville address and be located at 6650 Whitestown Parkway. Meijer has owned the land near State Road 334 and Interstate 65 in Boone County since 2008 but delayed construction until the economy improved. Homebuilding has picked up recently within Anson, and two residential developments along 334 east of Anson might have convinced Meijer to pull the trigger on the project. In addition, a Hampton Inn hotel is under construction within Anson. It’s unclear when construction might start. Officials at Duke Realty and Meijer didn’t immediately return phone calls. 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. Meijer, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., operates 199 supercenters in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.

  • Meijer in Plainfield
    Scott, I was wondering if you could provide an update on the Meijer that was supposed to be built at the intersection of Dan Jones Rd and US 40 in Plainfield. They have cleared some of the land, but I noticed a new For Sale sign on Friday. Have they abandoned plans for this new store? Thanks.
    • Zionsville address?
      Interesting that it will be a Zionsville address. Where is the dividing line? 650? Hoping for a 2014 opening.
    • Not holding my breath
      I just can't get excited about this until I hear it straight from Meijer.
    • Post Office
      It's in Whitestown, with a Zionsville mailing address because the USPS doesn't care about local town boundary lines. Kind of like there are some businesses along U.S. 31 in Carmel that have Indianapolis mailing addresses even though they're north of 96th St.
    • Addresses?
      I've never understood this deal about being in a certain city/town, but having an address in another town. I had never heard of such a thing until I moved to Indiana. I don't get it. Zip codes and street addresses are what the post office uses to get the mail delivered. I've always found it irrelevant what City you addressed something to. If this site is in Whitestown, I'm pretty sure mail can get delivered to it, if someone were to write Whitestown on a piece of mail. To me, if it's in Whitestown, it has a Whitestown address. To say otherwise seems ridiculous.
    • Townships
      This property is actually in Eagle township. The township was annexed in entirety by Zionsville a couple of years ago.
    • Nope, Whitestown
      Jeff, you are correct that it is Eagle Township. However, the land that Meijer will be building on was annexed by Whitestown quite a few years back. Zionsville did consolidate with the rest of the remaining unincorporated areas of Eagle Township a couple years ago, after Whitestown had already annexed the Anson area. But this Meijer store is in Whitestown, along with Lowes across the street. http://www.whitestown.in.gov/index.asp?SEC=1D9FB6E2-70F0-46E9-BC2B-F94B397C9A18&Type=B_BASIC http://www.whitestowngis.com/
    • Meijer Store 256 (Plainfield)
      The Meijer Store 256 slated for Plainfield just bid to Rockford Construction last month. Construction is scheduled to begin this late summer/early fall of 2013 and the store should probably be open by the fall of 2014 contingent on weather and construction progress.
      • It's built
        It's built looks like it's almost ready to go
      • Grand opening?
        When is the expected date for the opening of the new Meijer store on State Road 334 in Whitestown, Indiana?
        • plainfield/whitestown openings
          both the whitestown and plainfield stores are set to open the same day in mid-may 2014. soft opening and gas stations, I believe will open in april...
        • Opening in a week
          Both the Zionsville/Whitestown store and the new Plainfield store open on May 15th for Grand Openings. Gas stations are already open.

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