An open house will be held on Thursday to introduce the community to the proposed Meijer store in Sussex, according to the Sussex Sun.
The paper is reporting the event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Boneyard Pub & Grille. Community members will be able to view renderings and charts of the store while learning about the proposed store from company officials.
Lynne Broydrick, a spokeswoman for the company, told the paper that the open house is intended "to get out the right message about Meijer Company; who they are, what they are trying to do, where the store will be located and the role they will play in the community."
The 200,000-square-foot store, which plans to hire 200 to 250 employees, will be about 60 percent grocery and also consist of retail and pharmacy. The store is proposed for the corner of Highways K and 164.
The company has about 200 stores in the Midwest and plans to open three other stores in the metro area.
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23. That meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Village Hall.