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Meijer Drops Plans For Franklin Store

Meijer, which is proposed to anchor the Drexel Town Square development project, had also been planned for Highway 100 and Loomis Road in Franklin.

Meijer has informed the city of Franklin it is dropping plans to build a store at Highway 100 and Loomis Road, according to a Franklin NOW report.

The site caused a variety of problems for the company, according to the report, including a difficulty getting approvals from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build on or near wetlands.

Michigan-based Meijer, which offers grocery and general merchandise, is preparing to enter the Milwaukee market and has been proposed to anchor the Drexel Town Square redevelopment project in Oak Creek at Drexel and Howell avenues.

Developers are planning a new downtown for Oak Creek at the center of the site, with shops and apartments leading to a town square, and 500 to 600 high-end apartments on the west end of the property.

Meijer stores have also been proposed in Wauwatosa, Sussex and Grafton.

Terri January 30, 2013 at 09:16 PM
OC has to start somewhere. Why not an Ikea? While I did not bring up the idea initally, the idea does have merit. And by the way, Ikea being a trendy store is just the impression that people have placed upon it. I have purchase three Jansjo lamps and one floor lamp from Ikea. The three Jansjo burned out within a week of plugging them in and the inline switch on the floor lamp is faulty. Ikea may be seen as "trendy" by people simply because they are a european store that has come to the US, but the inferiority of some of their products does not give much credibility to be trendy and upscale. I don't see them as any better than a Meier's, Home Depot or Boston Store. So, yes, an Ikea in OC is a feasible idea. If the residents can tolerate a broken lamp or two or three.
Terri January 30, 2013 at 09:19 PM
Look at it this way. If there is a major crisis, OC residents won't have far to go to get their canned goods and water. I'd rather be in a place with alot of food stores than housewares if a serious crisis occured.
jack ryan January 31, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Woodmans is rather dumpy looking.
oak creek resident February 01, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Panic has overtaken most of you commenting here. What is the problem? Why don't you want growth in Oak Creek? Now Meijer isn't good enough for you? You need only "high end" business coming to Oak Creek. My, my, aren't we the hoity toity ones. I welcome Meijer. It will bring down prices at the other stores who will be competing for business. That is good for the consumer. Plus, it will bring many jobs. I don't always agree with city officials, but sometimes no matter what they do, it's never good enough. I look forward to shopping at Meijer, and welcome their business to Oak Creek.
Michael February 02, 2013 at 11:11 PM
I welcome Meijer to the area. I have shopped Meijer in Chicago. It is a very nice store with an excellent bakery and deli. Excellent customer service. A very organized store. If Oak Creek does not want Meijer we would welcome them in Greenfield. We will take their tax dollars and their great store

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