Palmer will see a new Fred Meyer within the next two years


by Pearl-Grace Rasmussen

 PALMER, AK -- Residence in the valley will see a larger Fred Meyer store in the next few years, and it won't be too far away from the current one.

The new Palmer Fred Meyer location is expected to be built just across the Glenn Highway from the current one.
The Fred Meyer in Palmer is among the chain's smallest being only about 66,000 square feet.
Corporate Fred Meyer plans to almost double that size by 2016.
The company bought the property that was once the Old Carrs Shopping Center in mid-June.
Tt's estimated to cost up to 30 million dollars and add 100 jobs.
Construction could start as soon as next year.