New Meijer stores open at 7 a.m. in Escanaba, Sault Ste. Marie

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - The first Meijer stores in Upper Michigan open at 7 a.m. Thursday.

The Grand Rapids-based retailer is opening 192,000 square foot stores in Escanaba and Sault Ste. Marie.

The Escanaba store is located at the corner of Third Avenue North and North 30th Street. The Sault Ste. Marie store is located on the I-75 Business Spur at 293 West 3 Mile Road.

In Escanaba, Meijer is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, with Meijer senior leadership, Escanaba Mayor Marc Tall and local dignitaries. During this time, Meijer will announce a donation to a local organization.

The stores will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More details about the store are available in the related links section on this page.

The store has hired more than 300 workers. Meijer says its stores provide fresh produce delivered daily, affordable, high-quality merchandise and a full-service pharmacy that makes family health care a priority.

Meijer previously announced plans to open a store in Marquette Township in 2018.

TV6's Andrew LaCombe will have live reports from the new Escanaba Meijer store on your TV6 Morning News.

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