Meijer's Carpenter Road store

Meijer is a massive grocery and department store chain, based in Grand Rapids. Store formats are similar to the younger Wal-Mart chains-and in fact started with this format in 1962, long before Wal-Mart began venturing into this business in the 1980's-featuring not only food and alcohol items but just about anything else you could want, all under one roof---a hypermarket. Most Meijer stores are open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year, closing only on Christmas Day.

There are three Meijer stores in the Ann Arbor area:

For more information on these and other locations, including pharmacy hours, see the store locator. For more information about the Meijer company, see the Wikipedia entry or

History of the name

A former name for the Meijer store chain is Meijer's. Although the possessive was dropped in 1966, many people still use it, as with other businesses named for people, such as "Ford's".

An earlier name was Meijer's Thrifty Acres, which got remixed into Meijer's Shifty Takers (or Shifty Fakers).

Wikipedia: Meijer

Sources for opening dates