Meijer opens new location in West Bend

WEST BEND -- Get ready shoppers! Meijer announced Tuesday, May 16th the opening of a new 192,000-square-foot supercenter in West Bend.

The new store is one of two new Meijer supercenters opening and part of an investment of more than $375 million in Wisconsin and across the Midwest, which includes six other new stores and 22 different remodel projects throughout its six-state footprint, officials said.

“We are very pleased to provide our new West Bend neighbors with the service, selection, quality and low prices that Meijer customers in other communities have come to expect,” Meijer President & CEO Rick Keyes said.

According to a news release from Meijer officials, the West Bend store, located at 2180 S Main Street, along with a Howard location that also opened Tuesday, are the eighth and ninth Meijer stores to open in Wisconsin.

An additional Meijer store opened in Greenfield on April 25th.

The opening of the stores gives local residents access to a new, full-service retailer in their community as well as the added benefit of Meijer’s home delivery service, which will be available at all its locations in Wisconsin through starting June 8th.

The store’s first day of business featured a ribbon-cutting event, followed by remarks from Meijer leadership, the City of West Bend and local officials. The store also demonstrated its commitment to the community by making a donation to the West Bend Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Store Director Michael Joyce presented $25,000 to the organization, which will use the donation for improvements and updates to a playground and shelters at four of its parks. The store also donated $20,000 to West Bend East and West Bend West High Schools.

The new store in West Bend will be open 24 hours a day.

As part of its grand opening celebration, the new West Bend Meijer location will feature a variety of events beginning Thursday, May 18th. The first 200 customers to enter the store after 6 a.m. on May 18th will receive a Meijer mystery gift card with a value of $5, $10 or $20.