Meijer Inc.'s oldest supercenter will become its first new store in Grand Rapids' city limits in 11 years.
The Grand Rapids Press reports Friday that the store is scheduled to be replaced. Grand Rapids-based Meijer plans to keep the supercenter open while it builds a new store next to the existing site, with the new store opening in 2010.
The building began as a 17,000-square-foot grocery store in 1958. It became the retail chain's first supercenter in 1962, adding 75,000 square feet to house non-grocery items.
The project must be approved by the city, but Mayor George Heartwell says he's delighted" with the plan.