A group of residents voiced their concerns over the proposed Meijer store during a Plan Commission meeting on Thursday night, according to the Sussex Sun.
The paper is reporting that about a dozen people - most of whom are from the Town of Lisbon - told commissioners they are concerned with the "size of the building, amount of traffic it will generate, its proximity to an adjacent wetland, and plans to operate the super center and a gas station 24 hours a day and seven days a week."
According to the paper, this is the first sign of "potential public opposition." A flier was circulated, indicating similar concerns, throughout the village earlier this month.
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. Two more public hearings are scheduled for Nov. 28, according to the paper.
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.