Plans to build a Meijer store in Houghton take another step forward

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The mayor of Houghton has authorized a deal that would sell three parcels of land to Meijer.

Eric Waara, the Houghton city manager says that “It's one of those things that you know, they're one of those companies that’s going to move into a community that they see is growing and that there is a market there. So that makes us feel good about the state of our community as well".

That sale is projected to close on January 23rd. The city of Houghton will receive $200,000 in revenue that will be placed in their general fund.

Meijer will then get to work on planning, before undergoing site, storm water, and parking reviews.

There's no word yet on an opening date.

At the next city council meeting, they will be discussing flood insurance as well as whether to opt in or out of the sale of recreational marijuana.

That meeting is scheduled for January 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the City Center Conference Room.

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