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Meijer Store Opposition Forms As Flier Circulates

Increased traffic, crime and noise some of the concerns listed on the flier.

Meijer Store Opposition Forms As Flier Circulates

Opposition to the planned 200,000-square-foot Meijer store has developed as a meeting of concerned residents was to be held Wednesday night, according to the Sussex Sun. 

According to the paper, a flier was circulated this weekend throughout the village and the Town of Lisbon regarding the store to be located at Highways K and 164.  

The flier indicated that residents are concerned with the large retailer coming to town because of the "impact will have on (the) quality of life because of increased traffic, increased crime, noisy semi-trucks making night deliveries, increased taxes to pay for roads, sewers and the need for additional police." 

The paper also said the "flier points out that the proposed gas station and grocery/household goods stores are slated to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week." 

The flier called for residents to come to the Pauline Haasss Library to voice their concerns with the plan. 

The store, which plans to hire 200 to 250 employees, will be about 60 percent grocery and also consist of retail and pharmacy. The architectural review board reviewed the plans on Tuesday. 

The company has about 200 stores in the Midwest and plans to open three other stores in the metro area.

A public hearing regarding modification of village ordinance involved in the project will be held on Oct. 23.

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