On May 6, Duke Realty Corp. announced that Anson will soon include a Meijer store. Meijer has confirmed that it plans to break ground on the project this summer. The store will be located between Central Boulevard and Whitestown Parkway (Ind. 334), in the business district of the 1,700-acre-development.
“We are pleased that Meijer is moving forward with its plans to add a store in Anson because of the convenience it will offer residents,” said Charlie Podell, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Indiana operations. “Having a major retailer such as Meijer in Anson has always been part of our overall strategy and will significantly enhance our vision of making this an inclusive community where residents can live, work and play.”
The announcement by Meijer follows other recent development news in the community. Late last year, Pulte Homes’ purchased additional land in Anson and is developing Clark Meadows, a 255-lot residential neighborhood. In October, BACA, a behavioral analysis center for autism, opened in Anson. Also in late 2012, construction of a new, four-story, 92-room Hampton Inn and an upscale self-storage facility began with both scheduled to open to the public by Labor Day. The Marketplace at Anson retail center also welcomed three new tenants last year – Flapjack’s Pancake House, YoYo Yogurt on Your Own and Naked Tchopstix.
“When a major, respected retailer such as Meijer announces plans for a new store, other businesses take notice,” said Bryan Brackemyre, executive director of the Boone County Economic Development Commission. “The strong demographics of the town and Boone County most likely played a major role in Meijer’s decision to expand its operations in Whitestown. The store’s presence should attract additional commercial and residential development to the Anson area.”
The new Meijer store in Anson is scheduled to open in 2014.