Retail growth in Avon is continuing at a rapid pace with three major players being added to the city’s roster of incoming businesses.
Cabela’s, Menard’s and Meijer are the Big 3, all slated to go into the Chester Road and I-90 corridor. The build-out will bring over 700 jobs to the Avon area, but will also mean the development of over 65 acres of vacant land. All are expected to open in 2016.
The new Cabela’s store will be located on the south side of Chester Road, just east of the Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Legal Offices. The store will be 81,000 square feet and will employ approximately 160 full-time, part-time and seasonal employees. Cabela’s anticipates opening their new store in the fall of 2016.
The news comes just months after winter’s announcement that Menards, a big-box home improvement store, will build on 22-plus acres on Chester Road just east of Avon Crossings (Lowe’s-JC Penny Center).
Also coming to Avon is a new food retailer, Meijers. The food and houseware giant is expected to build a 23-acre, 24-hour superstore on the west side of Nagel Road south of the I-90 interchange. The store is reported to be bigger than Walmart and will carry gas station services. Meijers is a very popular Michigan grocery retailer with over 200 stores nationally and an excellent reputation for quality and price. The store is expected to bring 270 jobs.
Traffic concerns for the expanding Chester Road corridor are forefront on the minds of city officials. “To address the comments of traffic and congestion, we are working on plans to alleviate those factors and make sure residents can get where they’re going safely and quickly,” says the City of Avon. “We are excited about the growth of the city but also understand the traffic issues that need to be addressed.