Meijer to Rebuild Lansing Store
Meijer has plans to remodel four of its stores this year, including the one on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing.
It's part of a $160 million investment the company is making in new and remodeled stores in 2013.
The investment includes the construction of six new Meijer super centers in Swartz Creek, Michigan; Portage, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Danville, Illinois; Evergreen Park, Illinois and Warsaw, Indiana. It also includes major remodel projects for another five stores in Lansing, Taylor, Flint, Grand Rapids (Knapp's Corner) and Springfield, Illinois.
“We are pleased to continue to invest in the Midwest communities that have supported us for so long,” Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Hank Meijer said. “By keeping prices low and maintaining our focus on customer service, we have been able to continue to grow during a tough economic cycle.”
The remodel projects will include a variety of specific enhancements both in and outside the stores, such as lighting, heating, refrigeration, exterior lighting and parking lot maintenance. Additionally, the introduction of newer technology in key areas during the remodel process will result in reduced energy usage and more energy-efficient stores.
The South Pennsylvania Avenue Meijer in Lansing will be totally rebuilt, within a 14-month time frame that will transform the aging site into an all-new store.
The opening of each new Meijer store represents at least 250 full and part-time jobs.
“We will continue our process of slow, steady growth,” Hank Meijer said. “This has allowed us to focus on our customers and team members, while supporting the communities where they work and live.”