State, local and company officials gathered with Meijer employees and guests for the grand opening of the store at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads June 28.

State, local and company officials gathered with Meijer employees and guests for the grand opening of the store at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads June 28.

Photo provided by Meijer


New Meijer hailed as major investment in southeast Warren

By: Brian Louwers | Warren Weekly | Published July 6, 2018

 In addition to food, clothing and other goods, the Meijer location at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads will feature a full-service pharmacy with drive-thru pickup.

In addition to food, clothing and other goods, the Meijer location at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads will feature a full-service pharmacy with drive-thru pickup.

Photo provided by Meijer

WARREN — The site of a former fledgling hospital at 10 Mile and Schoenherr roads has finished its transformation into a new Meijer “supercenter.”

The grocery chain’s new 155,000-square-foot store, its second in Warren, officially opened June 28 at 25225 Schoenherr Road.

“The $30 million development replaced the now-closed Bi-County hospital,” Warren Mayor Jim Fouts stated in a Facebook post after the grand-opening event. “This represents the renaissance of south Warren.”

In addition to food, clothing and other goods, the Meijer location will feature a full-service pharmacy with drive-thru pickup and an available program that offers customers select prescriptions for free. The company will also offer “Meijer Home Delivery” for customers in Warren, Eastpointe, Harper Woods and Roseville who are interested in shopping for groceries and general merchandise digitally. Materials are then delivered to their doorstep on demand, in as soon as a few hours.

According to information provided by Meijer, the store will operate on a 24-hour schedule and was built to Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design standards with recycled materials and LED lighting.

As an outreach to its new neighbors in southeast Warren, Meijer also gave a $25,000 boost to the Lord of the Harvest Christian Fellowship to support its emergency food pantry and other ministries serving those in need.

Pastor Mike Osminski said the Lord of the Harvest church met the new store’s manager, Cindy Maxey, when she was touring the community and eventually agreed to host the store’s hiring event earlier this year. The store later made the donation to support the church’s annual “Love Fest” outreach, which distributed $10,000 worth of groceries to about 2,500 people at 10 sites in June. The remaining funds will be used to support continued operation of the food pantry and other programs or work at the church, located at Toepfer and Schoenherr roads.

“We were kind of blown away by that, and very grateful and excited about that,” Osminski said. “We will be one of the partners with the 10 Mile and Schoenherr store. Lord of the Harvest is entering into a long-term partnership.”

The Bi-County hospital site was acquired by Henry Ford Health System in 1995. The facility stopped functioning as a hospital in March 2012 after years of low occupancy, and Henry Ford announced plans to offer rehabilitation services at the property.

That repurposing was short lived, and plans to demolish the hospital and construct the new Meijer store at that location cleared Warren’s City Council and Planning Commission in late 2015.

Fouts added, “This is the first big investment in the southern area and not the last.”

The mayor said additional investments south of Interstate 696 will include a new combined mini police station and fire station, a library, and a park along Van Dyke Avenue, north of Nine Mile Road.