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Shopping Magnate Fred Meijer Dies

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Last Updated: November 26. 2011 1:00AM.

    Meijer shopping magnate dies at age 91

    Fred Meijer, the billionaire shopping center magnate who helped create one-stop shopping, died Friday morning, a company official confirmed. He was 91.

    Meijer had a stroke early Friday morning and was taken to Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, where he died...

    From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20111126...shopping-magnate-dies-at-age-91#ixzz1epDnl6Hb

    Brief article: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/...-Dies/-/1719418/4826106/-/ovkp7k/-/index.html
     
  2. blue_the_puppy

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    oh man do i love meijer stores. its one of the things i've missed most since i moved from michigan. RIP Mr. Meijer.
     
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    RIP Mr. Meijer, you and your father Hendrik are inspirations to everyone.
     
  4. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Don't know how long ago you moved or when you last visited a Meijer store, but they have changed quite a bit in recent years. The newer stores, or even those that have been renovated, are much more upscale than previously. They've scaled back on housewares, home goods, clothing, etc. and are now focused more on fresh produce, gourmet foods, world cuisine, ready-to-go meals, deli, butcher shop, bakery, huge wine department :D The newer stores have spacious aisles, bright lighting, bank, hair/nail salon, Starbucks, drycleaning, pharmacy, etc. Definitely not your grandmother's Meijer but true to the original concept of one-stop-shopping for which Mr. Meijer was best known.
     

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