A great deal of progress has been made in the clearing of the land where the new Meijer Super Center is being built on M-32 in Alpena. Backhoes, haulers and bulldozers have been being put to work in getting the land ready to start laying the foundation for the new store.
Rockford Construction of Grand Rapids did a work stoppage of the construction due to what was questionable amounts of native metals in the soil on the property. Soil samples were sent to the Michigan Department of Environmental quality. Those issues have since been resolved.
Officials at Meijer have ran across these types of issues before at other construction sites. No grand opening date has been issued because construction issues do occur.