Meijer plans Plainfield store

Meijer plans Plainfield store

There are 60 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jun 12, 2007, titled Meijer plans Plainfield store. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Meijer is planning to build a department store in Plainfield, adding to the Hendricks County town's status as a regional retailing center.

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Plainfield Girl

Cincinnati, OH

#41 Jun 12, 2007
Plainfield Guy wrote:
The town of Plainfield isn't selling the land, Duke Energy is. It's been zoned commercial, so why wouldn't Duke Energy sell it to a commercial business?
And the Town Council has been working with the Optimists for several years to find a new site for the youth sports -- which they did, at the old Boys School site.
Blaming the Town Council because one private business is selling land it owns (and was kind enough to let the Optimists use all these years) to another private business doesn't make much sense.
Thank you for the comments because you are exactly right. The Town Council did not have a choice in what would be on the land being sold by Duke Energy. Yes, it is sad that the Optimist fields are moving to other land as I as well as many others grew up there playing sports. However, these same people remember Plainfield 3 Wal-Marts ago and you do not hear anyone complaining about the shopping east of Plainfield. Times change and we all have to deal with it...so to those of you can't move somewhere that does not have rapid change due to rapid growth that benefits its residents.

Hats off to the Town Council for all that they do, including the smoking ordinance, Metropolis, trails, parks, etc. Thank you!!
Billy Bob

Monon, IN

#42 Jun 12, 2007
Doug wrote:
Yay for more traffic. I'm sure INDOT won't be doing anything to fix the stoplights along Main Street when it's done either.
Right on Doug Meijer!
Build near us

AOL

#43 Jun 12, 2007
I think it is crazy to have another Meijer about 2 to 3 miles south of the other one.

Build one near the airport, we don't mind, and all the illegal immigrants will either shop or work there!
MrX

Mount Prospect, IL

#44 Jun 12, 2007
lastrep wrote:
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Such nonsense. Really, they will not make it? Yet you better get what you want on saturday because they are wiped out by sunday? Sure sounds like a problem that most retail stores would love to have. As for your health code violations, where is the link that we could see the violations you talk about?
I can confirm some of the health allegations personally, occasionally birds do get into the backroom (something that is almost impossible to avoid completely though, I'll bet all big box chains have had that issue at one time or another) and one store in particular indeed had a rodent problem at one point last summer (probably caused by poor management, the store director there got that fixed).
New Customer

Indianapolis, IN

#45 Jun 12, 2007
I just sent corporate Meijer a "nice" email about their filthy store on Pike Plaza in Indianapolis. If I HAD to shop Meijer again, I'm glad to have another option that's not clear on the other side of town. I hope this one will be a clean store. I dont care where in Plainfield its built.

“Crazy about History (Get it?)!”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#46 Jun 12, 2007
lastrep wrote:
Such nonsense. Really, they will not make it? Yet you better get what you want on saturday because they are wiped out by sunday? Sure sounds like a problem that most retail stores would love to have. As for your health code violations, where is the link that we could see the violations you talk about?
It is not "such nonsense." There are people out there (especially Indiana workers) who do not, more and more, like working for Meijer (and customers who do not like shopping there also). Trust me -- ask them. Ask more than one, ask the ones who have been there for some time -- the Meijer sons are just biding their time to sell after old Fred Meijer dies.

If you go shopping on Sundays at the Greenwood Meijer, there are not items on the shelves because they are gone from the day before. Sundays are still busy days (many people grocery shop that day), and because the store/company are so poorly-run, items on sale are gone. I am no business expert, but I think you should probably have items on the shelves AT ALL TIMES if you want to stay in business, and the Greenwood Meijer does not have the manpower to get the job done all the time (the way Meijer wants it).

And heck, you ask about proof of the health, etc. violations at the Greenwood Meijer of which I spoke? Well, since I am not exactly fast on making webpages, I made a MySpace page for you (and everyone else on here) to see!

http://www.myspace.com/meijer_truth

(Hokey name for a page, I know!)

I quote Dr. Ben Rudolph (a marketing professor), and I will quote more from him at a later time. He is very familiar with Meijer (his campus is near the Meijer Grand Rapids HQ). I provide his comments to back up what I have said about Meijer not being able to compete with Wal-Mart and how the company is on a failed course (see, not "such nonsense")!

I was in contact with Meijer President Mark Murray (anonymously to protect my job) for five months and provided him with these pictures, details and more. After the December health code violations, I contacted the Johnson County Board of Health and they paid a visit. I am proud to say the store director who allowed this to happen is no longer with the company.

I would be glad to answer any more questions about Indianapolis-area Meijers and what I believe is happening to them, but in the meantime, please visit the MySpace page and check out the pictures.

http://www.myspace.com/meijer_truth

“Crazy about History (Get it?)!”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#47 Jun 12, 2007
I forgot to mention that you have to have a MySpace page and be logged-in to view the pictures -- I hope that's not a problem for too many, but if you do have a MySpace page, you should be able to see the pictures.

“Crazy about History (Get it?)!”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#48 Jun 12, 2007
Railfan wrote:
Lastrep, the violations mentioned by histerical may not be documented but bad things still happen. Here on the east side of Indy Meijer has cut deeply into their employee pool. Workers are forced to do more than they should. Walk through a frozen food aisle while someone is re-stocking the freezer cases. The food on the cart stays out of the freezers longer than it should. Further evidence can be found by purchasing some of those products and examining them at home. Often, frost damage can be found that would not exist if the products were not allowed to thaw and then re-frozen.
You are exactly correct -- it happens all the time at the Greenwood Meijer, and really probably other similar "Box" stores because there are just not enough people to do the job properly and safely.

“Crazy about History (Get it?)!”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#49 Jun 12, 2007
Railfan wrote:
Lastrep, the violations mentioned by histerical may not be documented but bad things still happen. Here on the east side of Indy Meijer has cut deeply into their employee pool. Workers are forced to do more than they should. Walk through a frozen food aisle while someone is re-stocking the freezer cases. The food on the cart stays out of the freezers longer than it should. Further evidence can be found by purchasing some of those products and examining them at home. Often, frost damage can be found that would not exist if the products were not allowed to thaw and then re-frozen.
You're exactly correct -- this has happened at the Greenwood store and probably happens at most "Box" stores because there is such a lack of employees to get the job done correctly and safely.

“Crazy about History (Get it?)!”

Since: Jun 07

Greenwood, Indiana

#50 Jun 12, 2007
MrX wrote:
I can confirm some of the health allegations personally, occasionally birds do get into the backroom (something that is almost impossible to avoid completely though, I'll bet all big box chains have had that issue at one time or another) and one store in particular indeed had a rodent problem at one point last summer (probably caused by poor management, the store director there got that fixed).
I am so glad you mentioned birds -- they have been very present in the Greenwood Meijer (and like you said, it is hard to prevent), but they do pose health problems when they defecate on boxes and other such items (maybe even food). I will include a picture of birds of took in the backroom of my store.

The old store director (before he was demoted) offered team leaders $20 for each bird shot (with a BB gun), which is I believe an OSHA violation (and just dangerous anyways). I do not know exactly the easiest way to trap the birds, but obviously Meijer was not presenting a valid alternative for my store!
Community of Values

Yeoman, IN

#51 Jun 13, 2007
As someone present at the meeting when the land was re-zoned...it was stated the land was in fact zoned commerical with certain restrictions. Members of the zoning board appeared to have concerns about alcohol sales, gas stations, and traffic etc. being next door to a school full of children and the residents living across the street (Many with children). Sure Duke can sell to who they want to but the council has the authority to make certain the business that comes in is suitable to the area.
Plainfield Guy wrote:
The town of Plainfield isn't selling the land, Duke Energy is. It's been zoned commercial, so why wouldn't Duke Energy sell it to a commercial business?
And the Town Council has been working with the Optimists for several years to find a new site for the youth sports -- which they did, at the old Boys School site.
Blaming the Town Council because one private business is selling land it owns (and was kind enough to let the Optimists use all these years) to another private business doesn't make much sense.
MrX

Mount Prospect, IL

#52 Jun 13, 2007
Histerical wrote:
I forgot to mention that you have to have a MySpace page and be logged-in to view the pictures -- I hope that's not a problem for too many, but if you do have a MySpace page, you should be able to see the pictures.
Many of the violations pictured in the Greenwood store are not very common (once again, poor management is at fault it seems), although I believe that I do recall seeing our store triple stacking skids in the grocery backroom at onetime (I no longer work back there), and our flattops are just as bad.

As for the birds, there definitly is an issue considering the health concerns and the difficulties of removing them. I have heard of a Michigan-based store putting bird poison up in the stacks, but in the grocery backarea, that would probably just make things worse.
Unsilent Majority

Circleville, OH

#53 Jun 23, 2007
Yes, I witnessed first-hand, the destructive plans of the Plainfield Town Counsel (All Republicans, by the way). I did voice my opionion, along with many other residents, against the town authorizing an industrial warehouse 300 yards from my back door (it passed unanimously). By the way, the Plainfield town counsel approved the construction of my neighborhood, only five years prior. This means that they knowingly and ignorantly, planned a residential zone with 300 homes, adjacent to a useless, industrial warehouse zone. Now, that is Kent McPhail & Company at its best. Its time we vote these knuckleheads out of office. Needs to be done before Plainfield turns into CarlucciVille with a warehouse on every corner.
Jim

AOL

#54 Jun 23, 2007
Wow, I thought that Carmel was the only place where the anti-progress crowd complained on these threads all the time. From what I see Mcphail, Carlucci, others have turned Plainfield into a wonderful town. For years when I thought of Plainfield I thought of one long Pendleton Pike with strip clubs and massage parlors. It is truly amazing the wonderful town that has emerged.
Pfield Pete

Indianapolis, IN

#55 Jun 25, 2007
Unsilent Majority wrote:
Now, that is Kent McPhail & Company at its best. Its time we vote these knuckleheads out of office. Needs to be done before Plainfield turns into CarlucciVille with a warehouse on every corner.
Ah, yes! And along with those warehouses on every corner will follow new trailer parks, crappy apartments, non-english school programs and everything else needed to acomodate those who work in those warehouses. Good going P'field!

Have you checked the sex offenders database lately to see who is working in those warehouses? A frightening read indeed.
Pfield Lifestyle

Chicago, IL

#56 Jun 25, 2007
Between the new Lifestyle hotel and the new Meijer, life in Plainfield is sure looking up!! I remember back in the day when all there was over there was that beautiful Prison where Mr. Tyson lived for a while... and now you've got shoppers and swingers. Woo Hoo!!!
Unsilent Majority

Circleville, OH

#57 Jul 11, 2007
Pfield Pete wrote:
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Ah, yes! And along with those warehouses on every corner will follow new trailer parks, crappy apartments, non-english school programs and everything else needed to acomodate those who work in those warehouses. Good going P'field!
Have you checked the sex offenders database lately to see who is working in those warehouses? A frightening read indeed.
Hey Town Council, thank you for helping Plainfield grow up! Now we are attracting hundreds of sex offenders to go with our beautiful park system. Sounds a lot like the Indianapolis Parks After Dark. Way to go Lucci and McFAIL.
11B dude

Indianapolis, IN

#58 Jul 11, 2007
Pfield Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah, yes! And along with those warehouses on every corner will follow new trailer parks, crappy apartments, non-english school programs and everything else needed to acomodate those who work in those warehouses. Good going P'field!
Have you checked the sex offenders database lately to see who is working in those warehouses? A frightening read indeed.
Plainfield is the new Sex Offenders' Paradise thanks to McPhail and Company.
Jane

United States

#59 Jul 20, 2007
I shop at the Miejer on US 36 and would love to see one in Plainfield. It would save me at least 1 hour every time I go grocery shopping. I grew up in Plainfield and there have been a lot of changes and a lot of them positive ones. Yes I hate to see some of the things go but I also realize it is necessary. Lets look at the positive side of convienence stores closer for those who live on the west end of Plainfield. Being Centrally located is a great choice. Not everyone likes Wal Mart and I think Meijer is above them.
What about the School

Indianapolis, IN

#60 May 20, 2013
Another issue that has not been discussed is the elementary school located within 25' of the development!! An access road from US40 will come within 25' of the back door of the school and preschoolers' playground. Which, in my opinion allows sex predators and worse unlimited access to our kids. not to mention traffic hazards. Clearly no common sense or concern for our children was used by the council when making this decision. Just $$$.

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