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While Trader Joe’s is in limbo, other projects spring to life

The long-awaited Trader Joe’s project will apparently continue to be long-awaited.

The project, first announced in 2021, has moved in slow motion after demolition of existing buildings on the Grand River Avenue site took place in early 2022. After supply chain issues, the developer’s building permits expired in the spring.

“There have been no new permit applications,” said Tim Schmitt, Meridian Township director of community planning and development.

While that might come as bad news for some, it doesn’t mean business growth has become stagnant elsewhere in the Lansing region.

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