ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Construction is expected to begin soon on a new Meijer store planned for Rockford.
A field along Perryville Road will transform into the super store later this Spring. Rockford City Council approved the final plan last night, which was the last step before the developer could apply for building permits. Once those are approved and the snow melts, work can begin. The Meijer location is expected to generate several million dollars a year in sales tax revenue.
“Over the years as the metropolitan area has expanded, we’ve leaked some of those retail sales dollars out so Meijer provides a unique offering we’re very excited about,” said City Administrator Jim Ryan.
Construction on the Machesney Park Meijer location is also expected to begin this spring with both stores opening by late 2015.