Posted on Fri. Aug. 31, 2012 - 11:38 am EDT
‘Til We Meet Again is back.
The custom casket business will open a location on Saturday, Sept. 15, in an outlot in the same shopping center where Meijer has a store at 6413 Lima Road.
The operation planned to set up shop inside Glenbrook Square in May. A Waterloo company reportedly spent more than $100,000 on startup costs and renovating a 4,100-square-foot space at the Fort Wayne mall.
`Til We Meet Again planned to sell custom funeral products, such as sports-themed caskets and related merchandise.
Nathan Smith is president and CEO of The Willow Group, which owns the custom casket and urn business based in Wichita, Kan. He said Glenbrook Square officials didn’t think his operation would fit with the mall’s offerings and called off the deal.
General Growth Properties Inc. of Chicago runs Glenbrook Square. It declined to comment.
For more on this story, see Saturday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or visit www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m. Saturday.