Flat Rock: Meijer location moving ahead

Flat Rock: Meijer location moving ahead

There are 20 comments on the Heritage Newspapers story from Jan 13, 2009, titled Flat Rock: Meijer location moving ahead. In it, Heritage Newspapers reports that:

A proposed Meijer store and development of the former Kmart site on Telegraph Road are among considerations as the city begins updating its master plan.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Heritage Newspapers.

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#1 Jan 24, 2009
That's GREAT news! I really hope it happens.
Just Me

Plymouth, MI

#2 Feb 15, 2010
You really want that to happen?? Its going to increase crime, increase taxes, & lower our property values even further!

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#3 Feb 17, 2010
yes I do want it. We have nothing here in the town. We're a drive through community. Woodhaven has one, and it didn't raise their crime. That's a myth. It'll bring money and jobs to the city, not to mention a grocery store close for the seniors and for disabled people like me who are unable to drive. It'll revive this town, something we've needed since Kmart left. you're in Sandusky, so how will it lower your taxes?
Rob

Richmond Hill, Canada

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Just Me, that was a pretty ignorant post. You shouldn't believe everything you are told. Anyhow, what do you care, you are in Sandusky. Meijer coming to Flat Rock is a great thing.
JJjr

Westland, MI

#5 Feb 19, 2010
Best thing to happen to Flat Rock in years now maybe others will open new shops and the old shops will do better with the new shoppers coming to the area. CONGRATS TO FLAT ROCK!!!!
Flat Rock Lady

United States

#6 Mar 19, 2010
This is great news for Flat Rock. Not only will it possibly revive our local businesses, it will bring in more taxes for the city, which is good news for FR community schools. Plus, if it is a success, hopefully more businesses will follow suit and Flat Rock will boom. :)
Flat Rock Resident

Flat Rock, MI

#7 Mar 22, 2010
I am very excited about the news and I live in Hawthorne Ridge Subdivision. Many are not happy about it but I disagree with them. It will be convenient and bring jobs to Flat Rock. Other companies may follow. I'm more concerned about all the motels and empty buildings on Telegraph than a Meijer coming it.
Hawthorne Resident

Plymouth, MI

#8 Apr 13, 2010
I also live in Hawthorne Ridge. No many are not happy. Let me explain why. Meijer’s will create jobs, as they take business away from the little guys. Hence…..More empty buildings.

In addition are you aware of the drainage issue that may flood out some basements in Hawthorne ridge. The area drainage cannot support the drainage that Meijers is going to produce. Look at the history of the city meeting minutes...it’s all there. After your basement suddenly floods once, lets see how happy you are at that time, especially when your insurance increases due to the claim.

In addition, yes crime will increase. As it does, more police will be needed property taxes will increase. Let the fun begin.

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#9 Apr 21, 2010
I can understand what you're saying, but there are hardly any businesses left in Flat Rock right now. Most buildings are already empty. You don't think they can come up with a way to fix the "possible" drainage issue? they can and they probably will. The main crime we'll have more of is shoplifting, while that won't be good I agree, we really need this. It'll be the best possible thing for our city.
Tony

United States

#10 Apr 28, 2010
You still have ARCA racing at the Flatrock Speedway with that beer crowd. Those figure 8 races are dynamite. For speed, the Toledo track has it beat though.

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#11 Apr 30, 2010
That's not really in Flat Rock. That's really Berlin Township, so Flat Rock makes very little from it. I love that place! My dad used to race there..
Dragonfly

Auburn Hills, MI

#12 May 21, 2010
Hawthorne Resident, I totally agree with you. I live in the Hawthorne sub and a lot of people on my street do not want Meijer's. You are totally correct about the drainage system. Such a bad place for Meijer's. It would be great to have a business in Flat Rock but not right there! What is wrong with some of those commerical lots that are for sale on Gibraltar Rd.?? That's a commercial area and this is a neighborhood! Yes, our home values are going to go down even more and crime rate higher. Not to mention that someone (someone who ownes groceries stores) finally bought the old K-Mart complex and wanted to redo the outside and fix up the inside but the City of Flat Rock won't let him. They are telling him he has to tear down the complex. Yes we do need more business in Flat Rock but night right on Arsenal Rd. back by all the homes.
BJ huron twp

New Boston, MI

#13 May 21, 2010
I don't shop meijers, cant stand them. Also don't live in Flat Rock. BUT - I think building a meijers over there on Telegraph is a huge mistake. First renovate the dumpy strip mall and if meijers want to move in there, then OK. But to destroy a wooded area to build another store is stupid.

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#14 May 31, 2010
It looks like it's going ahead. I'm glad it's going to be on located at the Telegraphe/Vreeland area for people like the disabled (like myself) and seniors who can't drive. It's going to be great for our city.
Hawthorne Resident

Flat Rock, MI

#15 Nov 10, 2010
BJ....that idea was actually presented to Meijer however that "dumpy strip mall" is only 15 ancres and Meijer requires 20 ancres to create their box store.

Dragonfly...your exactly right!! Last I heard, Meijer is postponing the project due to economy. I heard that the city is allowing a couple stores to come into that plaza but they still haven't announced who it is.
Hawthorne Ex-Resident

Royal Oak, MI

#16 Feb 13, 2013
I just heard Meijer has decided to move forward on opening more Michigan locations. Perhaps Flat Rock Meijer will happen after all. Thank God I sold my house last year, and got out of that area. Good luck to you all!
Just Me

New Baltimore, MI

#17 Feb 16, 2016
Well, well, well... here we are 6 years later. Property taxes have increased in Flat rock have increased in preparation for the Meijer and the values have decreased. Enjoy your store residents & make sure you add flood insurance to your property!@ Rob. look who was ignorant now, dumbass. Glad I got out when I did.

“It's me!”

Since: Sep 08

Flat Rock MI

#18 Feb 19, 2016
Just Me wrote:
Well, well, well... here we are 6 years later. Property taxes have increased in Flat rock have increased in preparation for the Meijer and the values have decreased. Enjoy your store residents & make sure you add flood insurance to your property!@ Rob. look who was ignorant now, dumbass. Glad I got out when I did.

First of all, you're not IN Flat Rock, says so on under your name. Second of all I live in Flat Rock and have for years and our taxes haven't gone up because of the store, the only taxes that went up were for the schools, and that was VOTED IN. If you don't know things for sure you should probably do some research before you post lies.
toddmikki

Detroit, MI

#19 Feb 28, 2016
BJ huron twp wrote:
I don't shop meijers, cant stand them. Also don't live in Flat Rock. BUT - I think building a meijers over there on Telegraph is a huge mistake. First renovate the dumpy strip mall and if meijers want to move in there, then OK. But to destroy a wooded area to build another store is stupid.
Wooded area? Sorry you tried but their weren't any woods.
toddmikki

Detroit, MI

#20 Feb 28, 2016
Hawthorne Resident wrote:
I also live in Hawthorne Ridge. No many are not happy. Let me explain why. Meijer’s will create jobs, as they take business away from the little guys. Hence…..More empty buildings.
In addition are you aware of the drainage issue that may flood out some basements in Hawthorne ridge. The area drainage cannot support the drainage that Meijers is going to produce. Look at the history of the city meeting minutes...it’s all there. After your basement suddenly floods once, lets see how happy you are at that time, especially when your insurance increases due to the claim.
In addition, yes crime will increase. As it does, more police will be needed property taxes will increase. Let the fun begin.
How about how the old homes that were their prior to YOUR sub division being built, killed THEIR home values? We have NOTHING in our city, Meijer is NEEDED!

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