“When will they be here?”
“Are they really coming or did they change their mind?”
“Will it be the big size or like the one in Cedar?”
“It’s not just the gas station right? There will to be a store and all, right?”
These comments and many more have made the regional rounds since the announcement last year that Meijer was indeed coming to Fremont. After construction began this past spring with an eye to a projected April opening the coming of Meijer has been a hot topic. This has been particularly true on social media where rumors not merely bordering on bizarre but more like moving past the border and setting up residence in bizarre seem to abound.
At N3 we recognize the anticipation awaiting the arrival of the West Michigan retail giant. There are those of us at N3WH who recall the frenzy accompanying the opening of their Cascade store. One article in the local paper portrayed a group of women dressed to the nines and having a celebratory champagne toast (or two) before heading out to the grand opening extravaganza that followed.
Committed to an ongoing effort toward turning ridiculous rumors aside, the crack news team of N3 found themselves the fortunate beneficiary of a photo op to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt the impending arrival of Meijer.
We witnessed what might be the first of the wave of delivery trucks destined to unload their goods off Green street.
And funny thing is, they must have made a wrong turn somewhere because it appeared they got stuck in last Thursday’s parade.