Meijer move?

Paula of Grand Haven asked, "Can you tell me when the Meijer store moved from the city's north end to the township?"
Mark Brooky
Jan 15, 2014

ANSWER:

It doesn't seem that long ago, but it's been nearly 15 years now.

One of the first Meijer Thrifty Acre stores outside of Grand Rapids opened at the corner of Beacon Boulevard and Jackson Street in June 1961.

The store was closed in May 1999 when a newer Meijer opened on 60 acres at the northeast corner of U.S. 31 and Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township.

The late Bill Whittaker was the Grand Haven store's manager from the beginning until his retirement in 2002. He died in December 2011 at the age of 76.

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Comments

DKS523

Bill was the best Manager ever!!!!!

retired DOC

Remember then they moved in the sign was a small Meijer and a large Thrifty Acers.

GHSkyGuy

And on the Corner by Jackson and U.S.31 stood MED ONE.

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