Ever snice the addition of a Meijer big box and grocery store was announced to be coming to Manitowoc, most people have been excited. The Grand Rapids Michigan based company bought land from Manitowoc county a year ago today, but a spokesman says they are still several years away from opening the store. Frank Gugliemi, the Communications Director for Meijer, said that “It takes 12 to 14 months to actually build the store,” after they decide on an open date. Such a date has not been decided on, or at least not released to the public. Gugliemi went on to say, “Once we get closer and I have more specific details for you about the store, I promise I will follow up.”