BEND - West Bend may get a new grocery store, according
to a news release from the city.
The release stated the Meijer grocery chain has been
evaluating a site at South Main Street and Parkway
Drive. Plans submitted to the city show the proposed
store would include a drive-thru pharmacy, outdoor
garden center and full grocery and general merchandise
“This is a huge economic shot in the arm for West Bend,”
City Administrator and Department of Development
Director T.J. Justice said.
Justice said the addition will complement the city’s
service and retail sector and would likely lead to more
developments around the property. “It is consistent with
the type of growth the city has experienced along the
Paradise and Main Street corridors.”
The company will present its site plan to the Plan
Commission for approval, Justice said.
City Planner Mark Piotrowicz said the only other action
to be taken will be the developer’s agreement at Common
Piotrowicz said there may be some street improvements
Meijer might be responsible for, depending on what the
traffic impact analysis shows for the site. He said the
analysis is usually started right after a site plan is
The city may have the analysis either before or right
after the Plan Commission meeting for the site plan, he
Meijer has recently expanded into the Milwaukee area.
According to the release, the privately held company has
stores in Grafton, Oak Creek, Kenosha and Wauwatosa
opening later this summer. It also plans to open stores
in 2015 in Waukesha and Sussex.
“I’m very glad to see West Bend was on their radar,”
Representatives with Meijer did not respond to several
phone calls or emails by press time Friday.