The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

October 13, 2013

Meijer opens Nov. 7

Retailers, others ready for the holiday season

DANVILLE — It’s been officially confirmed. Shopping at Meijer is now less than a month away.

Meijer will open for business at 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. From there, the store is open 24 hours a day.

There will be a ribbon-cutting that morning with Meijer leadership and other officials, according to Meijer Public Relations Manager Joe Hirschmugl.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, the store celebrates its official grand opening with special events, customer giveaways, etc.

Final training and stocking continues with the store.

The 190,000-square-foot store had more than 300 positions to fill in departments, ranging from clerks and cake decorators to customer service, cashiers, receiving and meat cutters.

Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, operates 203 super centers and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

“I’m not sure the public realizes this, but by the time Meijer and Jimmy John’s gets opened, we will have added more than 500,000 square feet of new retail space to the area with new retail sales potential of more than $115 million and around 450 new job opportunities,” said Vermilion Advantage CEO and President Vicki Haugen.

New stores and restaurants have included: Dunham’s, Ross Dress for Less, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx, Ruler Foods, County Market in Tilton, Book World, Burlington and McDonald’s off Bowman Avenue.

“The level of variety that will be available this holiday season will be greater than I can remember in many years. There is a lot of excitement and there should be,” Haugen said. “New and existing retailers alike throughout the area should feel the benefit of the increased traffic flow and shopping option density. It should definitely be a holiday season approaching when it will be easy for folks to ‘Think Vermilion County First!’”

In addition to Meijer, the public can still look forward to Jimmy John’s opening, with a target date of Nov. 5; and All About Eyes opening next to the new Cellular One store near Kohl’s and T.J. Maxx.

Text Only
Local News
  • Fair talent contest set

    August 1, 2014

  • Race to help VFW

    August 1, 2014

  • Pottery class set

    August 1, 2014

  • jimmyjohns1.jpg Sub shop to open second city location DANVILLE — Ask Jimmy John’s owner/general manager Seth Hobbs how Jimmy John’s is doing in Danville and he’ll tell you “things are going really well.”In fact, he’s planning to build a new store to reach more customers in the southern part of the city.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor to go to design program SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Advancing plans for riverfront development with other professionals is what Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is excited about attending a fall city design session.That is his desire for his design challenge when he is paired up with planners a

    August 1, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Theft in the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue.Tuesday:Theft in the 100 block of North Bowman Avenue.Theft at Logan Avenue and West Main Street.Deceptive practice reported at First Financial Bank, 901 N

    August 1, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Wednesday, 7:51-8:03 a.m. — A medical call in the 600 block of Jewell Street.Wednesday, 8:34-8:51 a.m. — A motorcycle crash on Interstate 74 at the 214 mile marker.Wednesday, 11:12-11:30 p.m. — A medical

    August 1, 2014

  • Beef House sets production of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' COVINGTON, Ind. — Get ready for a wild journey into space with The Beef House Dinner Theatre’s production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet.”This jukebox musical will have audiences laughing and singing along to familiar tunes such as “Good Vibratio

    August 1, 2014

  • State cites 3 Danville financial businesses DANVILLE — Three local businesses were issued citations in June by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.The citations, which were announced on Thursday, and resulting punishments were leveled against Illinois Title Loans,

    August 1, 2014

  • Ornament designs sought

    July 31, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Must Read