GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WLUC) - The first Meijer stores in the Upper Peninsula are officially just weeks away from opening. The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is confirming May 18th as the opening date for its new supercenters in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The gas stations at each store officially open tomorrow, April 20.
The stores recently began receiving merchandise and have begun training for its team members in preparation for bringing UP shoppers fresh grocery options and a one-stop shopping experience. The company has just released a video highlighting the historic crossing of the first delivery trucks to cross the Mackinac Bridge.
On May 18th, Meijer leadership and local dignitaries will dedicate each store’s first day of business with a ribbon cutting ceremony. While weekly Meijer sales at the supercenter and gas station begin when doors open on May 18th, the retailer will also feature special promotions and events to commemorate each store’s grand opening celebration beginning on May 21st.
The Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie supercenter are two of seven new stores Meijer is opening in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin this year.