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Title: Walmart
Post by: store215 on January 05, 2005, 06:26:16 PM
DISCUSS!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: shakethis1234 on March 08, 2005, 04:05:40 PM
My Government Teacher Told Me and the students in the class that a walmart i dont know where but the workers wanted a union and Walmart closed that store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on March 08, 2005, 07:21:11 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/09/news/international/walmart_canada/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on April 14, 2005, 09:33:20 PM
I dislike wal-mart just as much as the next guy, but you have to admit, somehow we end up there every once in a while. But did anyone notice the theme change? At my Wal-mart it is now back the the tan and brown like in the early 90's, the interior is redisigned with sections slightly moved around, and new wood stlye floors here and there. Doesn't really even feel like WM, but they can't try to hid under their new image, I still don't like em. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: HoJofan206 on April 15, 2005, 12:29:55 AM
I liked it back when Wal-Mart was a regional chain, back when you has several department stores to choose from, not just Wal-Mart, Target, or K-Mart, of which the later we no longer have in our city.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on May 06, 2005, 09:51:51 PM
I went to my Wal-Mart which was just remodeled a little while ago, and it is so dark in there! I don't know if it is the chinese light bulbs or what, but it is awful. The Kmart and Targer are 5x brighter. (This Wal-mart doesn't have the warehouse style ceiling):o


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 07, 2005, 04:31:17 AM
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Originally posted by MBZ321
I went to my Wal-Mart which was just remodeled a little while ago, and it is so dark in there! I don't know if it is the chinese light bulbs or what, but it is awful. The Kmart and Targer are 5x brighter. (This Wal-mart doesn't have the warehouse style ceiling):o




WOW THATS A FIRST A WAL MART WITH NO WAREHOUSE CEILING!:holysh::o


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Jag67 on May 07, 2005, 08:02:06 AM
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WOW THATS A FIRST A WAL MART WITH NO WAREHOUSE CEILING!


hey ours doesn't either!!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on May 07, 2005, 01:17:31 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
I went to my Wal-Mart which was just remodeled a little while ago, and it is so dark in there! I don't know if it is the chinese light bulbs or what, but it is awful. The Kmart and Targer are 5x brighter. (This Wal-mart doesn't have the warehouse style ceiling):o




WOW THATS A FIRST A WAL MART WITH NO WAREHOUSE CEILING!:holysh::o



The store opened in early 1997....one of the 1st Wal-Marts in the Philly/NJ area. (It is in a Philly suburb)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on July 07, 2005, 04:43:06 PM
Wal-Mart store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on August 26, 2005, 06:46:57 PM
In the Newington CT store, as of August, they closed down the Wal-Mart snack bar and are now opening a Subway restaurant in the store. Is this the same case for all Wal-Marts?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: truviking05 on August 26, 2005, 07:21:02 PM
My Wal-Marts all have McDonald's in them...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on August 26, 2005, 09:51:09 PM
My 2 closest wal-marts (former Channel hardware and Bradlees in oldest store to newest order) both have snack bars and they usually aren't open the last time I went there


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 27, 2005, 12:02:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by AmesNewington
In the Newington CT store, as of August, they closed down the Wal-Mart snack bar and are now opening a Subway restaurant in the store. Is this the same case for all Wal-Marts?


the wal-mrat in my town, plymouth NH, just got a subway a few weeks ago, and the subway was the snack bar.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on August 30, 2005, 11:16:04 PM
Wal-Mart had to close more than 120 stores in the path of Hurricane Katrina.  (including Sam's)  Mainly because of power loss.

At one point, a CNN reporter standing outside catched an "R" letter that came off a Supercenter nearby !!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on August 31, 2005, 12:31:38 AM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Wal-Mart had to close more than 120 stores in the path of Hurricane Katrina.  (including Sam's)  Mainly because of power loss.

At one point, a CNN reporter standing outside catched an "R" letter that came off a Supercenter nearby !!


yea that was one piowerful hurricane all tehr ain left from it is gonan be comming up hear mean whle New york Hasent gotten hit by a hurricane sice flode in 1999


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on August 31, 2005, 05:07:21 PM
From Forbes.com :

Giant discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores (nyse: WMT - news - people ) became a major target for looters rummaging in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina on Wednesday, with thieves hitting the store's gun racks while also ransacking for food and clothing.

The Wal-Mart store in the Lower Garden District in New Orleans was missing its entire stock of guns, according to the local Times-Picayune newspaper, which also said looting for guns and other goods was prevalent in other stores.

http://www.nbc10.com/slideshow/news/4917518/detail.html?qs=1;s=1;dm=ss;p=news;w=400


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: truviking05 on August 31, 2005, 06:36:20 PM
That's just too bad about the tragedy and the lootings. Even Wal-Mart doesn't deserve this; plus, it affects its employees and community who really don't need looters at a time like this.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Jag67 on September 18, 2005, 01:16:34 PM
Hilarious isnt it??:tumble:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on September 30, 2005, 07:54:12 PM
Here's what happened to the vacant Wal-Mart in Waterville, ME.  It's now a Marden's, their largest store complete with a fleet of Frank's Nursery Carts.  

It's funny to see inside the store.  They painted the registers from blue to red.  There is a red stripe on the wall all around the store and the layout is very different, with a whole new mix of merchandise, in a former Wal-Mart shell.  They even flled the former Grill with a local eatery.

BTW, the Wal-Mart did not closed, it just moved away to a new 204,000 sq.-ft Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on October 01, 2005, 02:50:53 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Jag67
Know what I've noticed? Sprawl-Warts have become small malls!! There's everything in them now- Even barber shops!! Anyone else notice this?


Yes I noticed this when I was visiting relatives in South Florida which is flooded with supercenters.

I saw the following inside this one store:

A Hair Cuttery type place, "Smart Styles" or something like that
A mail/shipping/packaging center
A Bank
A McDonalds (Which is probably a Subway now as Wal-mart is ditching the McDonalds)
A Vision Center
A Portrait Studio
and last but not least...a gas station!

I am glad I don't have any Supercenters here.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on October 01, 2005, 05:21:00 PM
this wal-mart is in anchorage ak


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 02, 2005, 05:55:30 PM
Here is the Wal-Mart under construction in my homwtown.  After years of rumors and speculation, they are finally building a store.   It will probably open by december or early in 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on October 02, 2005, 06:08:05 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Here is the Wal-Mart under construction in my homwtown.  After years of rumors and speculation, they are finally building a store.   It will probably open by december or early in 2006.



where is this?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 03, 2005, 01:38:12 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Here is the Wal-Mart under construction in my homwtown.  After years of rumors and speculation, they are finally building a store.   It will probably open by december or early in 2006.



where is this?


Well, i don't often say it but I mentioned it in the "about yourself" thread.  My hometown is St.George, PQ Canada.  It's unbelievable but true.  I'm a frequent traveler in New England.  My town is probably the last one with a population of 35,000 without a Wal-Mart... !


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 14, 2005, 02:54:52 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Here's what happened to the vacant Wal-Mart in Waterville, ME.  It's now a Marden's, their largest store complete with a fleet of Frank's Nursery Carts.  

It's funny to see inside the store.  They painted the registers from blue to red.  There is a red stripe on the wall all around the store and the layout is very different, with a whole new mix of merchandise, in a former Wal-Mart shell.  They even flled the former Grill with a local eatery.

BTW, the Wal-Mart did not closed, it just moved away to a new 204,000 sq.-ft Supercenter.


The former Wal-Mart pylon sign today


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on December 20, 2005, 08:56:46 PM
A tornado hit a Wal-Mart!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on December 20, 2005, 08:58:16 PM
This was the tire center.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on December 20, 2005, 09:15:28 PM
Wal-Mart in Sacramento, CA (former Montgomery Ward)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on December 21, 2005, 08:32:15 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Here is the Wal-Mart under construction in my homwtown.  After years of rumors and speculation, they are finally building a store.   It will probably open by december or early in 2006.


The store is slated to open on january 26 2006.  They installed the big pylon sign recently...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on December 22, 2005, 08:39:48 PM
this WAl-mart is in Tilton new hampshire. It opened in SUmmer 1995 and is 130,000 square feet. It was remodleed recently.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on December 22, 2005, 08:42:48 PM
this is the WAl-mart in my hometown, Plymouth new hampshire. IT is 152,000 square feet and opeend October 30, 2002.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 24, 2005, 04:38:48 PM
Hamilton, NJ.

(http://www.kayconstruction.com/images/buildings/retail/walmart.jpg)
http://www.kayconstruction.com/b_retail.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 25, 2005, 09:08:24 AM
A 90's Wal-Mart.

(http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/walmart_1.jpg)
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2004/12/more_on_walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 25, 2005, 09:11:44 AM
Ruston, Louisiana.

http://www.latech.edu/tech/orgs/isa/HTML/ruston.htm


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dayville81 on December 25, 2005, 11:45:32 PM
Closed Wal-Mart in Wallingford, CT! On U.S. Route 5 hidden behind an Applebee's. They moved into the old K-Mart Super Center which closed when K-Mart closed a bunch of stores many of which were Super Center's. This was a really neat K-Mart Super Center Im sad it closed. Wal-Mart Super Center moved in. It is a huge Wal-Mart. The old Wal-Mart looks small on the outside. They left all the lights in the store on and stripped it bear save for the carpet on the poles. A red tarp is over the Wal-Mart sign on the building and sign. The Garden Center even looked small. The garden center outside was in the back of the building. Due to it having a small parking lot, they put a large parking lot behind the building. The paint is peeling off the building. Must have been an old store. Label scars of "We Sell For Less" and "Satisfaction Guaranteed". The doors are locked in chains. Must be afraid someone will break in. I wonder why they dont just make it a Sam's but probably because it is too small. Plus its location on Berlin Turnpike isnt the best since its hidden although even Wal-Mart's in the middle of nowhere draw in the masses. Wish I would have had my camera to take a picture. Usually do but took it out since I was afraid the film might freeze when temps go below freezing.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 26, 2005, 06:01:46 PM
http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/sped/photos.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 28, 2005, 02:44:26 PM
http://www.nddc.org/weblogs/homepageblog/archives/000188.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 28, 2005, 02:46:43 PM
(http://english.epochtimes.com/news_images/highres/2005-8-24-walmart.jpg)
http://english.epochtimes.com/news/5-8-24/31571.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dayville81 on December 30, 2005, 01:47:47 AM
Quote
Originally posted by AmesNewington
In the Newington CT store, as of August, they closed down the Wal-Mart snack bar and are now opening a Subway restaurant in the store. Is this the same case for all Wal-Marts?

Interestingly I have seen different things in different stores. In Norwich CT, they have a Dunkin Donuts in the former McDonalds. In Lisbon, CT their former Snack Bar is also a Dunkin Donuts. In Putnam, CT their former Snack Bar is a Subway Snack Express combination. You can buy popcorn and pretzels at a separate cart operated by Subway people.
In Windham, CT their former Snack Bar is a combination Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins 31 Flavors (quite interesting) In Old Saybrook, CT their former Snack Bar is a Subway Snack Express (in a former Caldor store which Wal-Mart expanded). In Guilford, CT they have a small Snack Bar (in a former Bradlees store, which Wal-Mart could not expand due to parking regulations and the fact its in a shopping center - one of the smallest Walmarts Ive been in) The Waterford, CT store still has a McDonald's. The Wallingford, CT and Westerly, RI have no food outlet whatsoever.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 30, 2005, 09:08:51 AM
Quote
Originally posted by dayville81
Quote
Originally posted by AmesNewington
In the Newington CT store, as of August, they closed down the Wal-Mart snack bar and are now opening a Subway restaurant in the store. Is this the same case for all Wal-Marts?

Interestingly I have seen different things in different stores. In Norwich CT, they have a Dunkin Donuts in the former McDonalds. In Lisbon, CT their former Snack Bar is also a Dunkin Donuts. In Putnam, CT their former Snack Bar is a Subway Snack Express combination. You can buy popcorn and pretzels at a separate cart operated by Subway people.
In Windham, CT their former Snack Bar is a combination Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robins 31 Flavors (quite interesting) In Old Saybrook, CT their former Snack Bar is a Subway Snack Express (in a former Caldor store which Wal-Mart expanded). In Guilford, CT they have a small Snack Bar (in a former Bradlees store, which Wal-Mart could not expand due to parking regulations and the fact its in a shopping center - one of the smallest Walmarts Ive been in) The Waterford, CT store still has a McDonald's. The Wallingford, CT and Westerly, RI have no food outlet whatsoever.


The Wal-Mart in Horsham Pa. turned their snack bar into a Subway.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 31, 2005, 10:36:07 AM
South Carolina.
(http://www.cannongc.com/images/wal-mart.jpg)
http://www.cannongc.com/commerci.htm


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on December 31, 2005, 11:53:22 AM
The new Wal-Mart store in my homwtown.  Grand opening is january 23 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 31, 2005, 01:04:17 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
The new Wal-Mart store in my homwtown.  Grand opening is january 23 2006.


i betcha in the next ten years that wal mart will movie to anoutehr location to make a super center


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on December 31, 2005, 02:20:29 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
The new Wal-Mart store in my homwtown.  Grand opening is january 23 2006.


I betcha in the next ten years that Wal mart will movie to anouther location to make a Supercenter


Maybe because they left a large space at the left of the store, probably for future expansion...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 31, 2005, 09:16:11 PM
Beardstown, IL.

http://www.beardstown.lib.il.us/community/DepartmentStores.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on December 31, 2005, 09:24:06 PM
Wal-Mart toy truck.

http://members.tripod.com/tikestoybox/ertl.htm


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on January 04, 2006, 08:35:35 PM
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 04, 2006, 08:57:42 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


it looks to be late 80's or mid 80s idd say some were imbeween 1985 and 1991 i mean people did still have big hair in teh early 90's


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 05, 2006, 05:25:31 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


Thats interesting. I don't remember those because Wal-Mart didn't come to my area until the mid 90's. The Warminster PA. location opened in 1995.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on January 05, 2006, 06:02:34 PM
Quote
Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


Thats interesting. I don't remember those because Wal-Mart didn't come to my area until the mid 90's. The Warminster PA. location opened in 1995.



Actually, I think it was 1997. (My grandfather worked at this store for a few years until they started "locking him in" and he quit). I remember when it opened all the "Made in USA" signs and "Pennsylvania" signs showing patriotism...all painted over now.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on January 05, 2006, 07:37:33 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Quote
Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


Thats interesting. I don't remember those because Wal-Mart didn't come to my area until the mid 90's. The Warminster PA. location opened in 1995.



Actually, I think it was 1997. (My grandfather worked at this store for a few years until they started "locking him in" and he quit). I remember when it opened all the "Made in USA" signs and "Pennsylvania" signs showing patriotism...all painted over now.


the frist wal mart that opend near me wasd back in 1997 them and home depot gutted the old Moheagan Mall to make there store wal mart tore down the old Jamesway and Home Depot kicked pergament out so they can have tehre own stores there was alslo acaldor across the stree that went out because wal mart was right next to them


Title: Wal-Mart Supercenter
Post by: dayville81 on January 06, 2006, 01:41:10 PM
Wal-Mart Supercenter is like a shopping mall. They have hair salons, a Subway or Dunkin Donuts, a bank, a pharmacy, all these groceries, some have medical supply stores and kids arcades.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 06, 2006, 02:10:10 PM
First Wal-Mart in Puerto Rico.
(http://graphics.samsclub.com/wmimages/wmstores/puertorico.jpg)
http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=6


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 06, 2006, 09:19:38 PM
this wal-mart is windham maine and is a supercenter. it is 180,000 square feet and was expanded in 1998 or 1999 and was originally 93,000 square feet and opened in 1993.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:46:32 PM
Ottawa, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:47:05 PM
Pontiac, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:47:44 PM
Washington, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:48:16 PM
Sign to Bradley, IL. location.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:48:51 PM
Clinton, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 02:49:11 PM
Aledo, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 03:48:15 PM
Lafayette, IN.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 03:48:41 PM
Bloomington, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 03:49:03 PM
Morris, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 03:49:28 PM
Onalaska, WI.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 07, 2006, 03:50:02 PM
Sign to Onalaska, WI. location.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:03:33 PM
new super wal-mart in waterville maine! it is 207,000 square feet and opened a year ago. it is off exit 130 and behind Elm Plaza. IT appears that it did not affect Kmart by much.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:04:19 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
new super wal-mart in waterville maine! it is 207,000 square feet and opened a year ago. it is off exit 130 and behind Elm Plaza. IT appears that it did not affect Kmart by much.


this is another picture of wal-mart in waterville showing how close it is to the elm plaza.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:04:55 PM
Quote
Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Clinton, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html



how that is a SMALL WAl-mart!!!!! i bet wal-mart will want to move it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on January 09, 2006, 01:10:32 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Clinton, IL.

http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/walmart.html



how that is a SMALL WAl-mart!!!!! i bet wal-mart will want to move it.


That one probebly was built in the late 80s.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:32:19 PM
this is the old wal-mart in waterville now mardens.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 01:33:17 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this is the old wal-mart in waterville now mardens.


another pic of mardens in waterville


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 03:08:49 PM
here is the wal-mart supercenter in augusta maine in the augusta marketplace that was expanded from 116,000 square feet to 192,000 square feet.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 03:09:21 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the wal-mart supercenter in augusta maine in the augusta marketplace that was expanded from 116,000 square feet to 192,000 square feet.


more wal-mart in augusta maine.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 09, 2006, 06:54:46 PM
this is wal-mart's original look in ware before expansion.

from http://www.srweiner.com/properties/ma/ware/aerial.htm


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on January 10, 2006, 02:46:19 PM
Nampa, ID


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 03:02:39 PM
here is the wal-mart in rutland vermont in the rutland downtown shopping center. it replaced a 76,000 square foot k-mart (THE K_Mart relocated to the newer Diamond run mall) in late 1996.

from http://www.greenmountaindrywall.com/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 10, 2006, 03:02:56 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the wal-mart in rutland vermont in the rutland downtown shopping center. it replaced a 76,000 square foot k-mart (THE K_Mart relocated to the newer Diamond run mall) in late 1996.

from http://www.greenmountaindrywall.com/walmart.html


another pic of the wal-mart in rutland

from http://www.greenmountaindrywall.com/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on January 11, 2006, 08:34:59 AM
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Originally posted by powersbt
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
this is the old wal-mart in waterville now mardens.


another pic of mardens in waterville


Where??


The store is in the background of that pic.  Here is a closer view from the other side


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on January 12, 2006, 06:43:09 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Zayre88
Quote
Originally posted by powersbt
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this is the old wal-mart in waterville now mardens.


another pic of mardens in waterville


Where??


The store is in the background of that pic.  Here is a closer view from the other side


Much Better. Thanks!!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 13, 2006, 01:58:59 PM
here is the vacant 93,000 square foot wal-mart in waterville maine.

from : www.justinrussell.com/ presentpast/walmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 13, 2006, 02:01:09 PM
here is expansion of the wal-mart in palmyra maine thats size went from 80,000 to 160,000 square feet

from www.wrenn.com/whanew/ walmartPalmyra.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on January 19, 2006, 06:11:25 PM
here is the original wal-mart in wallingford ct tjat opened in 1996 and is 123000 square feet.

it moved a year ago to the old super k-mart in wallingford.

from Wayne D'Amico of http://www.rpcltd.com/rpc/properties/default.asp


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 10, 2006, 11:12:22 AM
Former Wal-Mart


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 21, 2006, 06:22:59 PM
New Hampshire


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 21, 2006, 06:39:36 PM
Baldwin Park, CA


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 21, 2006, 06:40:10 PM
Westminster, CA


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 21, 2006, 06:41:04 PM
Evergreen, CO


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 21, 2006, 06:41:38 PM
Alma, AR


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on February 24, 2006, 10:05:13 PM
Wal-Mart in Biddeford, Maine.  The store is not aligned with the parking lot and the side wall is bare.  

1) Maybe they were not able to buy the land at left of the building ...

2)Or maybe they wanted to build the store in a way to leave space for a future expansion to a Supercenter...

It really looks like half of a Wal-Mart store !! :roll:  The answer is (2)  Today the store is a Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:11:51 PM
here is the wal-mart in gorham nh. it is 60,000 square feet and was once a rich's department store and it added a little bit to the rich's. wal-mart opened in april 1998. the store next year will relocate to a 152,000 square foot supercenter in the old savemore/topps/globe plaza. plans on the site show it to become a smaller lowe's.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:12:33 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the wal-mart in gorham nh. it is 60,000 square feet and was once a rich's department store and it added a little bit to the rich's. wal-mart opened in april 1998. the store next year will relocate to a 152,000 square foot supercenter in the old savemore/topps/globe plaza. plans on the site show it to become a smaller lowe's.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


an outer view of the wal-0mart in gorham. the store is on berlin-gorham blvd on rt. 16.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:37:23 PM
here is a layout of the proprosed super wal-mart in sanford me. it will relocate from the 94,000 square foto stre that opened in 1993

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/15/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 03:38:21 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the wal-mart in gorham nh. it is 60,000 square feet and was once a rich's department store and it added a little bit to the rich's. wal-mart opened in april 1998. the store next year will relocate to a 152,000 square foot supercenter in the old savemore/topps/globe plaza. plans on the site show it to become a smaller lowe's.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


an outer view of the wal-0mart in gorham. the store is on berlin-gorham blvd on rt. 16.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


here is the site plan for the wal-mart currently in gorham nh. in 1994 they proposed to build in the center of town. but it got turned down due to it causing traffic problems in that area and it being near a playground.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/

an outer view of the wal-0mart in gorham. the store is on berlin-gorham blvd on rt. 16.

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/31/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:25:37 PM
here is the wal-mart in north reading mass that is 102,000 square feet and opened in 1998

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/20/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:26:09 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the wal-mart in north reading mass that is 102,000 square feet and opened in 1998

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/20/


here is more wal-mart in north reading

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/20/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:52:45 PM
here is the wal-mart in tilton nh

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/10/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 25, 2006, 07:59:54 PM
here is wal-mart in west lebanon nh

from http://www.kgiproperties.com/properties/location/26/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 26, 2006, 04:53:46 PM
here is the wal-mart in southington ct. it was a caldor


from http://www.cedarshoppingcenters.com/walmart.htm#


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 27, 2006, 10:16:38 PM
Mt. Sterling, KY (Now a medical center)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 27, 2006, 10:18:17 PM
Round Rock, TX (Now an indoor raceway)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on February 28, 2006, 08:31:56 PM
Hypermart*USA truck (An old Wal-Mart Supercenter concept)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on March 01, 2006, 07:35:21 PM
here is the wal-mart supercenter in washington il

from http://www.angelfire.com/rnb/lecentre/superwalmart.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on March 02, 2006, 10:06:22 PM
This is the Wal Mart in Hudson On Route 9 - located with a Price Chopper and Fashion Bug.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on March 12, 2006, 02:58:54 PM
this wal-mart in newington ct opened in 2001 where bradlees was.

from http://newington.univers-clt.com/view_property_C.php?account_no=N2179200&series_card=3


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on March 12, 2006, 03:07:43 PM
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Originally posted by ameskmart1
Mt. Sterling, KY (Now a medical center)


did the store relocate to a super center? most of them have.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on March 12, 2006, 03:28:45 PM
Wal-Mart in Seabrook NH

http://www.newplanexcel.com/leasing/storeTraxDetails.asp?ID=670®ion=2


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on March 12, 2006, 03:29:34 PM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Wal-Mart in Seabrook NH

http://www.newplanexcel.com/leasing/storeTraxDetails.asp?ID=670?ion=2


taht wal-mart was expanded 5 years ago and it was expanded from 117,000 sf to 139,000 sf and that cannot be a supercenter  because shaw's is in the plaza nadn there is not much land in the back. it opened 14 years ago from this time.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on March 17, 2006, 09:36:14 PM
This is the Bennington WalMart (with a bit of the Bennington Monument behind).  The store does go a bit to the left & right, but is a fairly shallow store - it was a re-used store (the only way they got permission to open).  There has been talk (and a vote, which passed) about expanding, but nothing has happened as of yet.  Only about 6 registers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on March 17, 2006, 09:44:44 PM
Wal-Mart Supercenter in Epping NH


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on March 17, 2006, 09:59:18 PM
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Originally posted by BillyGr
This is the Bennington WalMart (with a bit of the Bennington Monument behind).  The store does go a bit to the left & right, but is a fairly shallow store - it was a re-used store (the only way they got permission to open).  There has been talk (and a vote, which passed) about expanding, but nothing has happened as of yet.  Only about 6 registers.


it is the smallest wal-mart I ever went to. IT is 51,000 sf and opened in september 1995. they talk of expanding was to expand it to 112,000 sf. It was a woolworth

the one in epping is 205,000 sf and the 2nd largest one in new hampshire and opened 2 years ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on March 27, 2006, 09:34:28 PM
First is the store in Crossgates Commons (across Washington Ave. from Crossgates Mall).  It is a fairly standard design (or was when they were first building in this area), but the color is unusual.  When first built, there was additional parking at the left side of the store.

Second is the Pittsfield (MA) store - in with the Price Chopper off Route 8.  Somewhat different with the sliding door for entry and regular doors to exit, along with the peaked roof above the name (rather than flat like the photo above).

Third is the North Adams (MA) store south of town on Route 8 - this is an unusual design for the entry (again, pointed roof and the additional slant roof to the right & left [with what look kind of like HOJO fake dormers!] but still using the once-standard red/white/blue colors).  This store was built on the site of a former drive in theater, so it's not a remodel of an existing store (lkike Bennington VT).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:37:14 AM
here is the super wal-mart in auburn maine that opened in fall 2001 and replaced the one across the street. this wal-mart is over 200,000 sf and it looks like my wal-mart in plymouth nh.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:40:48 AM
here is where wal-mart was in auburn maine. it is leveled as of March 4, 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:44:44 AM
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here is the old wal-mart sign in auburn maine.


notice how the wal-mart new and old signs are across. the wal-mart here is still in auburn maine and is said to become kohl's.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:47:08 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the old wal-mart sign in auburn maine.


notice how the wal-mart new and old signs are across. the wal-mart here is still in auburn maine and is said to become kohl's.


here is the old wal-mart sign in auburn maine.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:48:43 AM
here is the super wal-mart in brunswick that is like 190,000 to 200,000 sf and it was just turned into a super center.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:50:22 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
here is the super wal-mart in brunswick that is like 190,000 to 200,000 sf and it was just turned into a super center.


more wal-mart in brunswick.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:52:04 AM
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here is the super wal-mart in brunswick that is like 190,000 to 200,000 sf and it was just turned into a super center.


more wal-mart in brunswick.


moer wal-mart brunswick


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:53:53 AM
here is the wal-mart in scarborough maine that opened in like 1992, the summer of that year. it was 135,000 sf I believe and will move early next year nearby to a supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on April 19, 2006, 02:43:32 PM
These two pictures are the super WalMart stores in Cobleskill (Route 7) and Oneonta (Route 23).

They are both older stores (compared to any of the Albany area ones), and (I believe) were built as SuperCenters.  They are apparently from about the same time as they look quite similar, and both have McDonalds inside (although both area also have regular MCDonalds not that far away).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on April 19, 2006, 08:04:55 PM
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Originally posted by BillyGr
These two pictures are the super WalMart stores in Cobleskill (Route 7) and Oneonta (Route 23).

They are both older stores (compared to any of the Albany area ones), and (I believe) were built as SuperCenters.  They are apparently from about the same time as they look quite similar, and both have McDonalds inside (although both area also have regular MCDonalds not that far away).



Hard to tell if those were built as supercenters or not. Usually only the converted stores have those funny trapezoid things (the thing where the mcdonalds logo is on in the picture)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on April 20, 2006, 12:34:17 AM
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Originally posted by BillyGr
These two pictures are the super WalMart stores in Cobleskill (Route 7) and Oneonta (Route 23).

They are both older stores (compared to any of the Albany area ones), and (I believe) were built as SuperCenters.  They are apparently from about the same time as they look quite similar, and both have McDonalds inside (although both area also have regular MCDonalds not that far away).



Hard to tell if those were built as supercenters or not. Usually only the converted stores have those funny trapezoid things (the thing where the mcdonalds logo is on in the picture)


Oneontas indeed was always a Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on April 20, 2006, 07:00:11 AM
the wal-mart in oneonta is store number 2262 meaning it must have opened in like 1995 and the one in cobelskill is store number 2135. I am guessing those opening dates because the one in bedford nh is store number 2246 and I remember it opening in early 1995.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on May 06, 2006, 05:06:26 PM
I just wanted to point this out, even if its small:

I went to the Newington Wal-Mart, and they painted all there walls a weird brown. All of the department signs are down except for the front (Subway, Vision Center, etc).

Today, the store seemed very dark (looked as if the store was on low power), weird with blank brown walls, and the store was quieter today.

Is this new color scheme happening in other Wal-Mart stores?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on May 06, 2006, 09:43:00 PM
Sure it wasn't some sort of Primer??

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Originally posted by AmesNewington
I just wanted to point this out, even if its small:

I went to the Newington Wal-Mart, and they painted all there walls a weird brown. All of the department signs are down except for the front (Subway, Vision Center, etc).

Today, the store seemed very dark (looked as if the store was on low power), weird with blank brown walls, and the store was quieter today.

Is this new color scheme happening in other Wal-Mart stores?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 07:57:51 PM
here is teh wal-mart in troy (actually in brunswick) ny.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:00:03 PM
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here is teh wal-mart in troy (actually in brunswick) ny.



more wal-mart in troy


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:02:01 PM
here  is the wal-mart in halfmoon / clifton park ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:03:54 PM
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here  is the wal-mart in halfmoon / clifton park ny


here is the wal-mart sign in halfmoon/ clifton park ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:08:24 PM
here is the wal-mart in scotia / glenville ny that opened a few yeras ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:13:52 PM
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here is the wal-mart in scotia / glenville ny that opened a few yeras ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:18:53 PM
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here is the wal-mart in scotia / glenville ny that opened a few yeras ago.


wal-mart sign in scotia glenville ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:20:36 PM
here is the wal-mart in rotterdam ny (near schenectady)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:22:15 PM
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here is the wal-mart in rotterdam ny (near schenectady)


sign in rotterdam


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:34:34 PM
here is the wal-mart in latham farms.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:39:07 PM
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here is the wal-mart in latham farms.


more wal-mart in latham ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:42:46 PM
her is the wal-mart in glenmont / bethlehem ny that opened not long ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 08:45:53 PM
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her is the wal-mart in glenmont / bethlehem ny that opened not long ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:00:26 PM
here is the wal-mart truck in the parking lot of the cobelskill one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:03:03 PM
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here is the wal-mart truck in the parking lot of the cobelskill one


here is teh wal-mart in cobelskill ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:04:53 PM
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here is the wal-mart truck in the parking lot of the cobelskill one


here is teh wal-mart in cobelskill ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:06:41 PM
here is the wal-0mart oneonta ny.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:09:22 PM
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here is the wal-0mart oneonta ny.


more wal-mart in onetona


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:13:06 PM
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here is the wal-0mart oneonta ny.


more wal-mart in onetona


wal-mart sign in oneonta


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:35:36 PM
here is the wal-mart in norwich ny. it was in the process of becoming a supercenter, as of march 21, 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:37:16 PM
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here is the wal-mart in norwich ny. it was in the process of becoming a supercenter, as of march 21, 2006.


more wal-mart in norwich


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:39:22 PM
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here is the wal-mart in norwich ny. it was in the process of becoming a supercenter, as of march 21, 2006.


more wal-mart in norwich


wal-mart sign in norwich ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:41:09 PM
here is the wal-mart in herkimer ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:48:57 PM
here is the wal-mart in utica ny in the riverside mall.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:50:30 PM
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here is the wal-mart in utica ny in the riverside mall.


more utica one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:52:07 PM
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here is the wal-mart in utica ny in the riverside mall.


more utica one


wal-mart in utica


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:56:05 PM
here is the wal-mart in new hartford ny (outside utica ny) that opened a few years ago. this one is like 8-10 minutes from the riverside mall one and down the road from sangertown mall.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:57:41 PM
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here is the wal-mart in new hartford ny (outside utica ny) that opened a few years ago. this one is like 8-10 minutes from the riverside mall one and down the road from sangertown mall.


more new hartford one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 09:59:38 PM
here is the wal-mart in rome ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:01:31 PM
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here is the wal-mart in rome ny



more wal-mart in rome ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:03:49 PM
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here is the wal-mart in rome ny



more wal-mart in rome ny


wal-mart sign in rome


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:06:48 PM
here is the wal-mart Oneida ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:08:25 PM
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here is the wal-mart Oneida ny


more wal-mart in onedia


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:10:56 PM
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here is the wal-mart Oneida ny


more wal-mart in onedia


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:15:49 PM
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here is the wal-mart Oneida ny


more wal-mart in onedia

wal-mart sign in onedia.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:17:17 PM
here is the wal-mart in syracuse, camillus, in fairmount and was a caldor and will be moved. it is 115,000 sf, but inside it seemed small.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:19:32 PM
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here is the wal-mart in syracuse, camillus, in fairmount and was a caldor and will be moved. it is 115,000 sf, but inside it seemed small.


more in the syracuse camillus oine


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:21:21 PM
the new camillus store under construction as of march 22, 2006


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:23:21 PM
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the new camillus store under construction as of march 22, 2006


sign of the new camillus one as of march 22, 2006. this is being built over the old camillus mall.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:24:44 PM
here is the wal-mart in east syracuse ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:28:48 PM
here is the wal-mart in clay ny near target.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:31:16 PM
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here is the wal-mart in clay ny near target.


more wal-mart in clay


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:33:04 PM
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here is the wal-mart in clay ny near target.


more wal-mart in clay


wal-mart sign in clay ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:43:01 PM
here is the wal-mart in cicero ny that opened the summer of 2005.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:45:17 PM
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here is the wal-mart in cicero ny that opened the summer of 2005.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:48:30 PM
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here is the wal-mart in cicero ny that opened the summer of 2005.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:53:52 PM
here is the wal-mart in cortland ny that is 100,000 sf


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:55:23 PM
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here is the wal-mart in cortland ny that is 100,000 sf


sign of wal-mart in cortland


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:57:23 PM
here is the wal-mart ithaca ny. they fought this wal-mart for a while


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 10:58:45 PM
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here is the wal-mart ithaca ny. they fought this wal-mart for a while


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 11:00:18 PM
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here is the wal-mart ithaca ny. they fought this wal-mart for a while


wal-marty sign in ithaca


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 11:02:22 PM
here is the wal-mart in watkins glen ny. (or watkin glen or watken glen) it is 150,000 sf that opened 3 yeras ago. the town is small, but there is a racetrack there.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 11:03:52 PM
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here is the wal-mart in watkins glen ny. (or watkin glen or watken glen) it is 150,000 sf that opened 3 yeras ago. the town is small, but there is a racetrack there.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 10, 2006, 11:05:18 PM
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here is the wal-mart in watkins glen ny. (or watkin glen or watken glen) it is 150,000 sf that opened 3 yeras ago. the town is small, but there is a racetrack there.


wal-mart sign in watkin glen ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:23:15 PM
here is the wal-mart in painted post ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:24:57 PM
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here is the wal-mart in painted post ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:27:57 PM
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here is the wal-mart in painted post ny


wal-mart painted post sign,


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:54:12 PM
here is the wal-mart in elmira hieghts near big flats.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:56:58 PM
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here is the wal-mart in elmira hieghts near big flats.


wal-mart sign in elmira heights


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 11, 2006, 10:59:04 PM
here is wal-mart in vestal ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:36:10 PM
here is the wal-mart in sayre pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:39:32 PM
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here is wal-mart in vestal ny


wal-mart sign in sayre pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:53:36 PM
here is the wal-mart in Montoursville pa (it is near williamsport)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:57:01 PM
here ist eh wal-mart in bloomsburg pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 09:59:57 PM
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here ist eh wal-mart in bloomsburg pa.


bloomsburg


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 10:02:58 PM
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here ist eh wal-mart in bloomsburg pa.


bloomsburg


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 15, 2006, 10:04:39 PM
here is the wal-mart in lewisburg pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 08:57:48 PM
here is the wal-mart in wilkes barre pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 08:59:46 PM
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here is the wal-mart in wilkes barre pa


wilkes barre


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:04:29 PM
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here is the wal-mart in wilkes barre pa


wilkes barre


possible former wilkes barre one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:09:09 PM
here is wal-mart in pittston pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:11:27 PM
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here is wal-mart in pittston pa


pittston pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:16:21 PM
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here is wal-mart in pittston pa


pittston pa

pittston pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:17:47 PM
here is the wal-mart in dickson city (near scranton) pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:21:29 PM
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here is the wal-mart in dickson city (near scranton) pa.


sign of dickson city one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:23:23 PM
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here is the wal-mart in dickson city (near scranton) pa.


sign of dickson city one


former dickson city store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:26:13 PM
wal-mart in tunkhannock pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:28:06 PM
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wal-mart in tunkhannock pa.


tunkhannock


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:29:59 PM
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wal-mart in tunkhannock pa.


tunkhannock


sign of tunkhannock


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:33:13 PM
here is the wal-mart in hornesdale pa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:36:17 PM
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here is the wal-mart in hornesdale pa.


hornesdale


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:37:14 PM
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here is the wal-mart in hornesdale pa.


hornesdale


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:41:12 PM
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here is the wal-mart in hornesdale pa.


hornesdale


here is the wal-mart sign you have in hornesdale pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:42:42 PM
here is the wal-mart in monitcello ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:44:30 PM
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here is the wal-mart in monitcello ny


monticello store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:46:46 PM
here is the wal-mart in milford pa. It opened in 1994 and I went there in 1994 on the way to gettsburg. I went there march 25 and now it is a supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:50:50 PM
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here is the wal-mart in milford pa. It opened in 1994 and I went there in 1994 on the way to gettysburg. I went there march 25 and now it is a supercenter.


milford


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:52:43 PM
here is the wal-mart in middletown ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:54:24 PM
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here is the wal-mart in middletown ny


possible former middletown store. middletown ny one moved.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:56:51 PM
here is the wal-mart in newburgh ny. it recently turned into a supercenter


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 09:58:15 PM
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here is the wal-mart in newburgh ny. it recently turned into a supercenter


newburgh ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:00:11 PM
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here is the wal-mart in newburgh ny. it recently turned into a supercenter


newburgh ny


wal-mart sign in newburgh ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on May 17, 2006, 10:00:59 PM
Yes, this is the Former Wal Mart in Middletown (Town of Walkill). Underneath this Gander Mountain is a Sam's Club. Used to do shopping here a lot when I was with the "wifey." Should be a carnival coming into this Parking Lot in a few weeks. Also, if you ever get over this way, I recommend eatting at a Restaurant called Cosimos. Awesome Pizza there, friendly atmosphere.

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here is the wal-mart in middletown ny


possible former middletown store. middletown ny one moved.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:02:04 PM
here is the wal-mart in fishkill ny (near poughkeepsie)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:06:47 PM
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here is the wal-mart in fishkill ny (near poughkeepsie)


fishkill


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:09:29 PM
wal-mart in kingston ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:11:04 PM
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wal-mart in kingston ny


kingston ny supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on May 17, 2006, 10:12:25 PM
wal-mart in hudson ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on June 20, 2006, 08:15:35 AM
This is directly for TRU, but if this also affects your Wal-Mart, please also reply. This is also an update of a previous post.

The Newington Wal-Mart has been going through a lot of changes. First, they painted the walls brown, and removed all wall signs. This had stayed this way for weeks. Then, after 3 weeks of not going there, we entered the store, and it looked totally different. I was surprised because I never though Wal-Mart was that desperate to update their image. As of now, they replaced all ceiling signs with small blue ones. They changed all the clothing departments around. The mens dept. is where the Infant dept. was, the women's dept. is where the men's dept. was, and the kids departments are in the middle area. Right now, everything else is the same, but they said they weren't done yet.

Has anyone else seen this new look, and how do you like it, if you even care?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on June 20, 2006, 08:42:31 AM
My local walmart has the new look (they remodeled it last year--store opened in 1997)

I didn't notice any blue ceiling tiles, but they painted everything brown (which looks okay I guess), new checkout lanes with the bag spinners, fake hardwood floors, and a new Subway instead of the snack bar.

What they did do is ditch all the "Made In USA" and "Pennsylvania Proud..." signs they had hanging up all over :mad:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 20, 2006, 09:13:47 AM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
This is directly for TRU, but if this also affects your Wal-Mart, please also reply. This is also an update of a previous post.

The Newington Wal-Mart has been going through a lot of changes. First, they painted the walls brown, and removed all wall signs. This had stayed this way for weeks. Then, after 3 weeks of not going there, we entered the store, and it looked totally different. I was surprised because I never though Wal-Mart was that desperate to update their image. As of now, they replaced all ceiling signs with small blue ones. They changed all the clothing departments around. The mens dept. is where the Infant dept. was, the women's dept. is where the men's dept. was, and the kids departments are in the middle area. Right now, everything else is the same, but they said they weren't done yet.

Has anyone else seen this new look, and how do you like it, if you even care?


I plan on going around there soon anyway. I will probably like the new look when I see it. I don't know what it is.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on June 20, 2006, 11:00:51 AM
I havent been to Walmart in newington in ages! My mother no longer shop's their, she prefers Target. But i might have to make a trip their. U know that laz Boy Furniture is moving next door, in that big parking lot where the grantmore motel is.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on June 21, 2006, 09:08:21 AM
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My local walmart has the new look (they remodeled it last year--store opened in 1997)

I didn't notice any blue ceiling tiles, but they painted everything brown (which looks okay I guess), new checkout lanes with the bag spinners, fake hardwood floors, and a new Subway instead of the snack bar.

What they did do is ditch all the "Made In USA" and "Pennsylvania Proud..." signs they had hanging up all over :mad:


Sorry if I confused you, I was talking about smaller department signs that sort of go with their "new age" look. I like the new look. It looks better and not cheap like before. I'll have to get used to it, but I like it though. According to the store, they are not done yet. The bag spinners have been in the Newington store since they opened in 2001.

Anyway, my point is for the most part, when you walk in to the store, you wouldn't know it was Wal-Mart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 21, 2006, 09:20:06 PM
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Originally posted by MBZ321
My local walmart has the new look (they remodeled it last year--store opened in 1997)

I didn't notice any blue ceiling tiles, but they painted everything brown (which looks okay I guess), new checkout lanes with the bag spinners, fake hardwood floors, and a new Subway instead of the snack bar.

What they did do is ditch all the "Made In USA" and "Pennsylvania Proud..." signs they had hanging up all over :mad:


Sorry if I confused you, I was talking about smaller department signs that sort of go with their "new age" look. I like the new look. It looks better and not cheap like before. I'll have to get used to it, but I like it though. According to the store, they are not done yet. The bag spinners have been in the Newington store since they opened in 2001.

Anyway, my point is for the most part, when you walk in to the store, you wouldn't know it was Wal-Mart.


I wodner if the newington one will become super wal-mart.

alot of the wal-marts i have been to--- more and more are supercenters or are becoming supercenters. most in pennsylvania are supercenters and my atlas of that has wal-mart locations listed says that some states almost all are supercenters. but new england has the least supercenters. I know 60 percent of their stoers are supercenters.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on June 22, 2006, 06:44:05 AM
I'd love that, but I think the store is too small for that. The space was once Bradlees. Also, this is the list of food stores currently in Newington:

A&P Super Foodmart
Super Stop and Shop
Shaw's
Price Chopper
Stew Leonards in 2007

They just said at the registers they are making it look like a Supercenter. I doubt if it will have the food. I didn't know a regular Wal-Mart can be turned in to a Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on June 22, 2006, 08:21:09 AM
Yes, they can do that. I saw them do it to the Utica NY Walmart. They added on to both sides of the building, the left side was the Food Center addition. It seems to be the big thing in this area.

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I'd love that, but I think the store is too small for that. The space was once Bradlees. Also, this is the list of food stores currently in Newington:

A&P Super Foodmart
Super Stop and Shop
Shaw's
Price Chopper
Stew Leonards in 2007

They just said at the registers they are making it look like a Supercenter. I doubt if it will have the food. I didn't know a regular Wal-Mart can be turned in to a Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on June 22, 2006, 07:52:40 PM
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I'd love that, but I think the store is too small for that. The space was once Bradlees. Also, this is the list of food stores currently in Newington:

A&P Super Foodmart
Super Stop and Shop
Shaw's
Price Chopper
Stew Leonards in 2007

They just said at the registers they are making it look like a Supercenter. I doubt if it will have the food. I didn't know a regular Wal-Mart can be turned in to a Supercenter.


Yep - they just did that about a year ago to the East Greenbush store (the first one in the area).  They added on, mostly to the right side (now the grocery) and a bit to the left end (enclosed garden area and tire/lube, which this store never had).

The only reasons they might NOT be able to would be that:
1. No space to build on (like in Brunswick, where they have proposed a new building - it looks like there would be space, but some/all of it may be unusuable)
2. Other stores not allowing it - if there was already a grocery in the same plaza, they might have a lease that prohibits another grocery from opening.  
For example, going back to EG, that plaza had a Grand Union, but it was closed during bankruptcy and nothing ever moved in, so that building was demolished (along with attached smaller stores) when Wal-Mart was Supersized, and new small stores were built in line with the WM (the plaza was kind of set up strange to begin with - the GU and small stores at one end and movie theaters at the other sat nearer to the road, while WM was built further back - never made much sense as there wasn't enough parking for the grocery/small stores many times).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:25:44 PM
here is the wal-mart in skowhegan maine. which seemed to have killed the k-mart and ames. it is 103,000 sq.ft. and opened like 10 years ago. it said it is open until 9 pm while most are open at 10 pm and open at 11 pm in bigger markets.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:32:08 PM
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here is the wal-mart in skowhegan maine. which seemed to have killed the k-mart and ames. it is 103,000 sq.ft. and opened like 10 years ago. it said it is open until 9 pm while most are open at 10 pm and open at 11 pm in bigger markets.


skowhegan


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:33:53 PM
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here is the wal-mart in skowhegan maine. which seemed to have killed the k-mart and ames. it is 103,000 sq.ft. and opened like 10 years ago. it said it is open until 9 pm while most are open at 10 pm and open at 11 pm in bigger markets.


skowhegan


skowhegan sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:36:44 PM
here is the 160,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in palmyra / newport maine that is off exit 158 and was expanded in 2002 and added 80,000 sq.ft. and opeend fall 1994.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:38:15 PM
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here is the 160,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in palmyra / newport maine that is off exit 158 and was expanded in 2002 and added 80,000 sq.ft. and opeend fall 1994.


more palmyra


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:40:01 PM
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here is the 160,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in palmyra / newport maine that is off exit 158 and was expanded in 2002 and added 80,000 sq.ft. and opeend fall 1994.


more palmyra


here is the sign for the palmyra store and it has the 24 hours labelscar. man the wal-marts in maine have shorter hours.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:44:46 PM
here is the wal-mart in bangor maine that opened 1993 and is 110,000 sq.ft. and they wanted to move this to a supercenter and I see there is no room to expand it. but they have a supercenter in brewer anyway. most wal-marts in maine are supercenters it seems.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:48:49 PM
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here is the wal-mart in bangor maine that opened 1993 and is 110,000 sq.ft. and they wanted to move this to a supercenter and I see there is no room to expand it. but they have a supercenter in brewer anyway. most wal-marts in maine are supercenters it seems.


more bangor one. notice the labelscar of the mcdonald's in this one.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:50:05 PM
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here is the wal-mart in bangor maine that opened 1993 and is 110,000 sq.ft. and they wanted to move this to a supercenter and I see there is no room to expand it. but they have a supercenter in brewer anyway. most wal-marts in maine are supercenters it seems.


more bangor one. notice the labelscar of the mcdonald's in this one.


wal-mart sign in bangor.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 04:54:07 PM
here is the 150,000 sq.ft. wal-mart supercenter in brewer that opened 3 years ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:01:50 PM
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here is the 150,000 sq.ft. wal-mart supercenter in brewer that opened 3 years ago.


moer wal-mart in brewer


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:03:57 PM
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here is the 150,000 sq.ft. wal-mart supercenter in brewer that opened 3 years ago.


moer wal-mart in brewer


here is the wal-mart sign in brewer


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:09:27 PM
here is the wal-mart in lincoln maine thjat opened in 1993 and is 50,000 square feet and built from the ground up. there have been rumors of a supercenter, but I don't think it will happen. WHY WAS TEH STORE BUILT THIS SMALL!!!! lincoln is 45 miles north of bangor.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:10:59 PM
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here is the wal-mart in lincoln maine thjat opened in 1993 and is 50,000 square feet and built from the ground up. there have been rumors of a supercenter, but I don't think it will happen. WHY WAS TEH STORE BUILT THIS SMALL!!!! lincoln is 45 miles north of bangor.


here is the wal-mart in lincoln maine


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:12:24 PM
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here is the wal-mart in lincoln maine thjat opened in 1993 and is 50,000 square feet and built from the ground up. there have been rumors of a supercenter, but I don't think it will happen. WHY WAS TEH STORE BUILT THIS SMALL!!!! lincoln is 45 miles north of bangor.


here is the wal-mart in lincoln maine


wal-mart sign in lincoln


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:14:46 PM
wal-mart in houlton maine. this opened fall 1993 and is 72,000 square feet. it cannot be expanded to a supercenter becuase shop n save is near it. WHY IS THIS ONE SMALL WHEN IT WAS BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP!!! houlton is 2 hours north of bangor and whbere 95 ends and 5 hours from kittery maine / portsmouth nh.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:17:50 PM
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wal-mart in houlton maine. this opened fall 1993 and is 72,000 square feet. it cannot be expanded to a supercenter becuase shop n save is near it. WHY IS THIS ONE SMALL WHEN IT WAS BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP!!! houlton is 2 hours north of bangor and whbere 95 ends and 5 hours from kittery maine / portsmouth nh.


houlton one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:19:26 PM
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wal-mart in houlton maine. this opened fall 1993 and is 72,000 square feet. it cannot be expanded to a supercenter becuase shop n save is near it. WHY IS THIS ONE SMALL WHEN IT WAS BUILT FROM THE GROUND UP!!! houlton is 2 hours north of bangor and whbere 95 ends and 5 hours from kittery maine / portsmouth nh.


houlton one


houlton sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:21:15 PM
here is the wal-mart in presque isle maine that opened 1993 and was first 90,000 sq.ft. until it was expanded like 5 to 8 years ago and is 180,000 sq.ft. it is the northern most wal-mart in maine and the USA.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:23:10 PM
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here is the wal-mart in presque isle maine that opened 1993 and was first 90,000 sq.ft. until it was expanded like 5 to 8 years ago and is 180,000 sq.ft. it is the northern most wal-mart in maine and the USA.


presque isle


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:28:19 PM
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here is the wal-mart in presque isle maine that opened 1993 and was first 90,000 sq.ft. until it was expanded like 5 to 8 years ago and is 180,000 sq.ft. it is the northern most wal-mart in maine and the USA.


presque isle


wal-mart sign in prseque isle and it does not say 24 hours. as I have said wal-marts in maine have shorter hours.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:30:15 PM
here is the 98,000 sq.ft. wal-mart that opened in calais maine in october 1994.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:33:01 PM
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here is the 98,000 sq.ft. wal-mart that opened in calais maine in october 1994.


calais


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:36:02 PM
wal-mart in ellsworth maine taht opened like fall 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft. they have tried to move it nearby as a supercenter but no luck.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:38:00 PM
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wal-mart in ellsworth maine taht opened like fall 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft. they have tried to move it nearby as a supercenter but no luck.


ellsworth


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:39:31 PM
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wal-mart in ellsworth maine taht opened like fall 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft. they have tried to move it nearby as a supercenter but no luck.


ellsworth


ellsworth


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:41:45 PM
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wal-mart in ellsworth maine taht opened like fall 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft. they have tried to move it nearby as a supercenter but no luck.


ellsworth


ellsworth


ellsworth sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:44:13 PM
wal-mart in massena new york.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:45:53 PM
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wal-mart in massena new york.


massena


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:46:59 PM
wal-mart in ogdensburg new york. it opened early 1995 and is 126,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 05:57:42 PM
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wal-mart in ogdensburg new york. it opened early 1995 and is 126,000 sq.ft.


ogdensburg


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:03:15 PM
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wal-mart in ogdensburg new york. it opened early 1995 and is 126,000 sq.ft.


ogdensburg


wal-mart sign in ogdensburg ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:05:39 PM
here is the wal-mart in evans mills (or evans mill) new york that is 10 miles east of watertown and on rt. 11. the store opened this past january (january 2006) and is 204,000 sq.ft. the inside of the stores floors where more metal and modern.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:07:33 PM
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here is the wal-mart in evans mills (or evans mill) new york that is 10 miles east of watertown and on rt. 11. the store opened this past january (january 2006) and is 204,000 sq.ft. the inside of the stores floors where more metal and modern.


evans mill


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:10:18 PM
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here is the wal-mart in evans mills (or evans mill) new york that is 10 miles east of watertown and on rt. 11. the store opened this past january (january 2006) and is 204,000 sq.ft. the inside of the stores floors where more metal and modern.


evans mill


evans mill sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:13:45 PM
wal-mart in watertown ny on arsenal st west of salmon run mall. it opened summer 1992 and is 115,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:15:38 PM
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wal-mart in watertown ny on arsenal st west of salmon run mall. it opened summer 1992 and is 115,000 sq.ft.


watertown


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:17:38 PM
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wal-mart in watertown ny on arsenal st west of salmon run mall. it opened summer 1992 and is 115,000 sq.ft.


watertown


watertown sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:24:07 PM
here is the wal-mart in oswego ny that opened in early 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:25:36 PM
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here is the wal-mart in oswego ny that opened in early 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft.


oswego


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:27:55 PM
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here is the wal-mart in oswego ny that opened in early 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft.


oswego


oswego


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:30:45 PM
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here is the wal-mart in oswego ny that opened in early 1993 and is 93,000 sq.ft.


oswego


oswego


oswego sign./


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:33:49 PM
here is the wal-mart in lowville ny (20 miles or around that, miles from watertown ny and on rt. 12) and is 105,000 sq.ft. and opened last january (january 2006)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:35:55 PM
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here is the wal-mart in lowville ny (20 miles or around that, miles from watertown ny and on rt. 12) and is 105,000 sq.ft. and opened last january (january 2006)

lowville


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:37:43 PM
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here is the wal-mart in lowville ny (20 miles or around that, miles from watertown ny and on rt. 12) and is 105,000 sq.ft. and opened last january (january 2006)

lowville


lowville (or loweville )


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:40:06 PM
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here is the wal-mart in lowville ny (20 miles or around that, miles from watertown ny and on rt. 12) and is 105,000 sq.ft. and opened last january (january 2006)

lowville


lowville (or loweville )


lowville sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:42:20 PM
here is the wal-mart supercenter in central square new york (which is located halfway between syracuse and watertown and is off highway 81). it opened summer 2002 and is 155,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:43:53 PM
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here is the wal-mart supercenter in central square new york (which is located halfway between syracuse and watertown and is off highway 81). it opened summer 2002 and is 155,000 sq.ft.


central square


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:46:26 PM
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here is the wal-mart supercenter in central square new york (which is located halfway between syracuse and watertown and is off highway 81). it opened summer 2002 and is 155,000 sq.ft.


central square


more central square


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:49:11 PM
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here is the wal-mart supercenter in central square new york (which is located halfway between syracuse and watertown and is off highway 81). it opened summer 2002 and is 155,000 sq.ft.


central square


more central square


sign of central square


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:51:27 PM
here is the wal-mart supercenter in ticonderoga new york that opened in 1998 and is probably 150,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:54:00 PM
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here is the wal-mart supercenter in ticonderoga new york that opened in 1998 and is probably 150,000 sq.ft.


ticonderoga


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 06:56:32 PM
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here is the wal-mart supercenter in ticonderoga new york that opened in 1998 and is probably 150,000 sq.ft.


ticonderoga


ticonderoga sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 07:00:56 PM
the wal-mart in west lebanon nh that opened january 1999 and is 100,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 07:02:52 PM
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the wal-mart in west lebanon nh that opened january 1999 and is 100,000 sq.ft.


wal-mart lebanon nh


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Post by: d_fife on June 23, 2006, 07:07:49 PM
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the wal-mart in west lebanon nh that opened january 1999 and is 100,000 sq.ft.


wal-mart lebanon nh


lebanon


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:17:05 PM
here is the wal-mart in manchester CT and one of the first in CT and near the mall!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:17:40 PM
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here is the wal-mart in manchester CT and one of the first in CT and near the mall!


more manchester store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:18:27 PM
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here is the wal-mart in manchester CT and one of the first in CT and near the mall!


more manchester store


manchester ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:20:02 PM
the wal-mart in Hartford CT not very far from west hartford and in the charter oaks marketplace. the store looks 2 yrs old. and it is 149,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:20:29 PM
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the wal-mart in Hartford CT not very far from west hartford and in the charter oaks marketplace. the store looks 2 yrs old. and it is 149,000 sq.ft.


hartford CT store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:22:13 PM
wal-mart in newington CT


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:22:53 PM
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wal-mart in newington CT


newington ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:23:29 PM
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wal-mart in newington CT


newington ct


sign of newington CT store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:23:58 PM
wal-mart in rocky hill Ct that was a caldor and is 90,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:26:57 PM
here is the wal-mart in east windsor CT and opened 1995 and 116,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:27:53 PM
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here is the wal-mart in east windsor CT and opened 1995 and 116,000 sq.ft.


east windsor


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:29:43 PM
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here is the wal-mart in east windsor CT and opened 1995 and 116,000 sq.ft.


east windsor


sign east windsor


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:30:23 PM
wal-mart avon Ct that was a caldor and on rt. 44 and 94,000 sq.ft. I was there at 7:30 am on july 21, 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:31:34 PM
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wal-mart avon Ct that was a caldor and on rt. 44 and 94,000 sq.ft. I was there at 7:30 am on july 21, 2006.


avon ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:32:17 PM
wal-mart bristol CT just past the town line.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:32:45 PM
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wal-mart bristol CT just past the town line.


wal-mart sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:35:25 PM
the 85,000 sq.ft. new britain store that was a caldor.


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Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:35:56 PM
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the 85,000 sq.ft. new britain store that was a caldor.

new britain CT


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:36:27 PM
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the 85,000 sq.ft. new britain store that was a caldor.

new britain CT


new britain store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:36:57 PM
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the 85,000 sq.ft. new britain store that was a caldor.

new britain CT


new britain store


sign of new britain store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:38:38 PM
wal-mart in southington Ct that was a Caldor and 87,000 sq.ft and opeend like 5 yrs or more ago


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:39:08 PM
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wal-mart in southington Ct that was a Caldor and 87,000 sq.ft and opeend like 5 yrs or more ago


sign of southington one


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:40:39 PM
here is the 149,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in waterbury CT on wolcott st and rt. 69 in the old mall that opened nearly 4 yrs ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:41:31 PM
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here is the 149,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in waterbury CT on wolcott st and rt. 69 in the old mall that opened nearly 4 yrs ago.


wal-mart sign in waterbury CT


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:42:20 PM
wal-mart naugatuck CT


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:43:10 PM
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wal-mart naugatuck CT


wal-mart sign naugatuck


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:45:04 PM
wal-mart in danbury CT and opened where bradlees was 4 years ago and is 105,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:45:36 PM
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wal-mart in danbury CT and opened where bradlees was 4 years ago and is 105,000 sq.ft.


danbury store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:46:12 PM
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wal-mart in danbury CT and opened where bradlees was 4 years ago and is 105,000 sq.ft.


danbury store


danbury store sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:47:32 PM
wal-mart mohegan lake ny (cortlandt or peekskill) the store is big but nto a supercenter. it must have opened like 3-5 yrs ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:48:10 PM
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wal-mart mohegan lake ny (cortlandt or peekskill) the store is big but nto a supercenter. it must have opened like 3-5 yrs ago.


more mohegan lake store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:48:40 PM
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wal-mart mohegan lake ny (cortlandt or peekskill) the store is big but nto a supercenter. it must have opened like 3-5 yrs ago.


more mohegan lake store


mohegan lake


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:50:23 PM
wal-mart monroe new york (near harriman and central valley)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 26, 2006, 03:51:01 PM
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wal-mart monroe new york (near harriman and central valley)


wal-mart monroe supecenter


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on July 26, 2006, 03:59:24 PM
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wal-mart mohegan lake ny (cortlandt or peekskill) the store is big but nto a supercenter. it must have opened like 3-5 yrs ago.


that wal mart opwend in 1997 on teh fomer moheagnam mall  wal mart  is in teh spot were Jamesway use to be


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 28, 2006, 11:23:43 AM
wal-mart sign in manchester ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 03:54:02 PM
construction of wal-mart in scarboro or scarborough maine as of july 2, 2006 and the new one is supposed to be 220,000 sq.ft. and the old one is 135,000 sq.ft. (whic hwas the first maine one and opened 1992)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 03:55:01 PM
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construction of wal-mart in scarboro or scarborough maine as of july 2, 2006 and the new one is supposed to be 220,000 sq.ft. and the old one is 135,000 sq.ft. (whic hwas the first maine one and opened 1992)


more construction of the scarborough one and it is supposed to relocate next year to here.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 03:55:27 PM
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construction of wal-mart in scarboro or scarborough maine as of july 2, 2006 and the new one is supposed to be 220,000 sq.ft. and the old one is 135,000 sq.ft. (whic hwas the first maine one and opened 1992)


more construction of the scarborough one and it is supposed to relocate next year to here.



current one in scarborough or scarboro


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 30, 2006, 08:43:37 PM
wal-mart garden center in mohegan lake ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 01, 2006, 08:27:32 AM
Wal-Mart is closing it's newer Horsham, Pa. location which opened in 2002. Before being a Wal-Mart it was a Woolco 1972-1983 and Bradlees 1985-2001. The Wal-Mart is not closing due to slow selling but because they bought the land of a nice old office building up the street about a mile, that is very well made and unique looking, kicking out the current tennets who have been in the building since it was built (around 1979) and knocking it down, along with some woods behind the building, to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter. ___________________!!!!!!!!!!!!
[size=-1](The line is representing the curse words I thought when I read the article about this.)[/size]


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 01, 2006, 09:49:48 AM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Wal-Mart is closing it's newer Horsham, Pa. location which opened in 2002. Before being a Wal-Mart it was a Woolco 1972-1983 and Bradlees 1985-2001. The Wal-Mart is not closing due to slow selling but because they bought the land of a nice old office building up the street about a mile, that is very well made and unique looking, kicking out the current tennets who have been in the building since it was built (around 1979) and knocking it down, along with some woods behind the building, to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter. ___________________!!!!!!!!!!!!
[size=-1](The line is representing the curse words I thought when I read the article about this.)[/size]


WHEN IS IT CLOSING!! wal-mart closing unheard of, but unless they relocate to build a supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 01, 2006, 09:53:30 AM
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Wal-Mart is closing it's newer Horsham, Pa. location which opened in 2002. Before being a Wal-Mart it was a Woolco 1972-1983 and Bradlees 1985-2001. The Wal-Mart is not closing due to slow selling but because they bought the land of a nice old office building up the street about a mile, that is very well made and unique looking, kicking out the current tennets who have been in the building since it was built (around 1979) and knocking it down, along with some woods behind the building, to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter. ___________________!!!!!!!!!!!!
[size=-1](The line is representing the curse words I thought when I read the article about this.)[/size]


WHEN IS IT CLOSING!! wal-mart closing unheard of, but unless they relocate to build a supercenter.


Well yeah, it more of a relocating and going from a regular store to a supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 01, 2006, 10:13:55 AM
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
Wal-Mart is closing it's newer Horsham, Pa. location which opened in 2002. Before being a Wal-Mart it was a Woolco 1972-1983 and Bradlees 1985-2001. The Wal-Mart is not closing due to slow selling but because they bought the land of a nice old office building up the street about a mile, that is very well made and unique looking, kicking out the current tennets who have been in the building since it was built (around 1979) and knocking it down, along with some woods behind the building, to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter. ___________________!!!!!!!!!!!!
[size=-1](The line is representing the curse words I thought when I read the article about this.)[/size]


WHEN IS IT CLOSING!! wal-mart closing unheard of, but unless they relocate to build a supercenter.


Well yeah, it more of a relocating and going from a regular store to a supercenter.


wal-mart does that, comes to a town, then 5 to 10 years later wants to build a supercenter. sometimes a dirty trick. most of the pa stores are supercenters!!!! wal-mart has been doing this alot with existiing stores: moving or expanding. I wonder if they will convert larger regular ones into supercenters.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 01, 2006, 03:04:12 PM
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really wal mart shoudlent do this its a waste of lanmd and space i mean u move into a old bradlees knock it down and make your store then 4 years latter u wanna move to a newer location 4 years is not a long time thats still new for a store and i think its a waste to tear down a officwe bulding for a wal mart not to mentin the woods in teh back of there target or kmart woudlent do someting like this its sad


maybe there was more demand for that store and it could not be expanded and that store did so well, they decided to make it bigger.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 01, 2006, 03:21:48 PM
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really wal mart shoudlent do this its a waste of lanmd and space i mean u move into a old bradlees knock it down and make your store then 4 years latter u wanna move to a newer location 4 years is not a long time thats still new for a store and i think its a waste to tear down a officwe bulding for a wal mart not to mentin the woods in teh back of there target or kmart woudlent do someting like this its sad


That is my exact point! Thank you! :)
Heres an idea with whats going on in Horsham with Wal-Mart.

Before: The 1970's until 2005.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/madtv4ever/Old.jpg)

After: What it will look like when Wal-Mart is complete sometime in 2007.

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y165/madtv4ever/New.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: storehistoryguy on August 04, 2006, 11:47:57 AM
Beardstown, Il.


http://www.beardstown.lib.il.us/community/DepartmentStores.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on August 04, 2006, 01:28:21 PM
I just read in the paper today about the Horsham Wal-Mart. This is really gonna hurt Acme and the other grocers, especially the Union ones in the area. With a new super Wal-Mart and new Wegmans store coming, I see many Acme stores becoming empty.

And I can't believe they are closing that store..its less than 6 years old! I was wondering why the store was not remodeled like the Warminster one with the self-checkouts, but now I know why. What could take it's place? The only thing not nearby is a Value City maybe.

I wonder if we will see any SuperTargets popping up in the region soon. They seem to follow Wal-Mart and Target has a large open plot of land next to their Warrington store (although it may be protected land, im not certain)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 06, 2006, 05:09:42 PM
wal-mart sign in east windsor ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 06, 2006, 05:12:11 PM
wal-mart sign in avon ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:31:49 AM
wal-mart in cromwell CT near berlin and the left side of hte highway) ajd opened like 1997 123,000 sq.ft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:34:41 AM
sign of the original wal-mart in wallingford Ct that opened winter 1996, and 120,000 sq.ft. and it moved to the old super kmart last year and is super wal-mart and this wal-mart, I was there august 4, 2006, was at the time I was there being reconstructed into lowe's and here is the old sign of wal-mart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:35:36 AM
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sign of the original wal-mart in wallingford Ct that opened winter 1996, and 120,000 sq.ft. and it moved to the old super kmart last year and is super wal-mart and this wal-mart, I was there august 4, 2006, was at the time I was there being reconstructed into lowe's and here is the old sign of wal-mart.


reconstruction of the old wal-mart in wallingford into lowe's as of august 4, 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:36:55 AM
the new super wal-mart in wallingford Ct in the old kmart and it opened last year and 175,000 sq.ft. I was told the one in new haven is not as busy as this by one of my friends that works at this one.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:37:46 AM
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the new super wal-mart in wallingford Ct in the old kmart and it opened last year and 175,000 sq.ft. I was told the one in new haven is not as busy as this by one of my friends that works at this one.


wallingford supercenter


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:38:24 AM
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the new super wal-mart in wallingford Ct in the old kmart and it opened last year and 175,000 sq.ft. I was told the one in new haven is not as busy as this by one of my friends that works at this one.


wallingford supercenter


wallingford supercenter


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:38:47 AM
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the new super wal-mart in wallingford Ct in the old kmart and it opened last year and 175,000 sq.ft. I was told the one in new haven is not as busy as this by one of my friends that works at this one.


wallingford supercenter


wallingford supercenter


wallingford supercenter garden


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:39:09 AM
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the new super wal-mart in wallingford Ct in the old kmart and it opened last year and 175,000 sq.ft. I was told the one in new haven is not as busy as this by one of my friends that works at this one.


wallingford supercenter


wallingford supercenter


wallingford supercenter garden


wallingford sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:40:16 AM
wal-mart in hamden ct that opened 4 yrs ago in the old bradlees and in the hamden mart, thje bradlees was 90,000 sq.ft and the wal-mart was small.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:40:35 AM
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wal-mart in hamden ct that opened 4 yrs ago in the old bradlees and in the hamden mart, thje bradlees was 90,000 sq.ft and the wal-mart was small.


hamden ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 11:41:06 AM
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wal-mart in hamden ct that opened 4 yrs ago in the old bradlees and in the hamden mart, thje bradlees was 90,000 sq.ft and the wal-mart was small.


hamden ct


hamden ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 09, 2006, 03:00:25 PM
walmart sign in cromwell ct


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:14:08 PM
wal-mart supercenter in queensbury ny (near glens falls) and I have pics of it when it was the old wal-mart and ames was next door to it and those pictures where taken in 2004 (before I used digital camera)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:15:17 PM
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wal-mart supercenter in queensbury ny (near glens falls) and I have pics of it when it was the old wal-mart and ames was next door to it and those pictures where taken in 2004 (before I used digital camera)


queensbury


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:15:58 PM
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wal-mart supercenter in queensbury ny (near glens falls) and I have pics of it when it was the old wal-mart and ames was next door to it and those pictures where taken in 2004 (before I used digital camera)


queensbury


queensbury


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:17:20 PM
wal-mart amsterdam ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:18:31 PM
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wal-mart amsterdam ny


amsterdam


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:20:19 PM
wal-mart in gloversville / johnstown ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:20:51 PM
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wal-mart in gloversville / johnstown ny


sign in the gloversville one


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:21:28 PM
auburn ny one


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:24:51 PM
here is the wal-mart in seneca falls / waterloo ny and it is 72,000 sq.ft. and they want to relocate it to a supercenter.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:25:31 PM
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here is the wal-mart in seneca falls / waterloo ny and it is 72,000 sq.ft. and they want to relocate it to a supercenter.


seneca falls / waterloo ny


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here is the wal-mart in seneca falls / waterloo ny and it is 72,000 sq.ft. and they want to relocate it to a supercenter.


seneca falls / waterloo ny


seneca falls / waterloo ny


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here is the wal-mart in seneca falls / waterloo ny and it is 72,000 sq.ft. and they want to relocate it to a supercenter.


seneca falls / waterloo ny


seneca falls / waterloo ny


seneca falls / waterloo ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:28:06 PM
the 97,000 sq.ft. wal-mart in geneva ny and it is 97,000 sq.ft. and they want to move it to a supercenter, man they want all the fingerlakes ones to become supercenters.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:30:29 PM
wal-mart in canandaigua ny that is 98,000 sq.ft. and is being relocated soon to a supercenter.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:30:59 PM
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wal-mart in canandaigua ny that is 98,000 sq.ft. and is being relocated soon to a supercenter.


sign canandaigua ny


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wal-mart in canandaigua ny that is 98,000 sq.ft. and is being relocated soon to a supercenter.


sign canandaigua ny


canandaigua ny supercenter under construction as of may 31, 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:38:01 PM
wal-mart in newark ny (the wal-marts here are in the 1600s or 1700s store number category so they must have opened 1990 or 1991) and this one is probably the 90,000s sq.ft. and they want to expand it into a supercenter.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:38:54 PM
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wal-mart in newark ny (the wal-marts here are in the 1600s or 1700s store number category so they must have opened 1990 or 1991) and this one is probably the 90,000s sq.ft. and they want to expand it into a supercenter.


newark ny is 30 minutes west of rochester.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:45:44 PM
wal-mart in henrietta ny (near rochester) and is 208,000 sq.ft. and was expanded from 120,000 to what it is now in spring 2005 and opened 1991


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:46:10 PM
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wal-mart in henrietta ny (near rochester) and is 208,000 sq.ft. and was expanded from 120,000 to what it is now in spring 2005 and opened 1991

henrietta ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:49:12 PM
wal-mart in greece ny that opened 1990 or 1991 and sq.ft. and they want to relocate it nearby as a supercenter.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:56:53 PM
wal-mart east rochester / irondequoit ny is 200,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:57:25 PM
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wal-mart east rochester / irondequoit ny is 200,000 sq.ft.


Irondequoit


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:58:03 PM
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wal-mart east rochester / irondequoit ny is 200,000 sq.ft.


Irondequoit


Irondequoit ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 05:58:50 PM
wal-mart webster ny (near rochester)


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:00:10 PM
wal-mart in gates (near rochester) ny on chili rd and 200,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe a few yrs ago.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:00:42 PM
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wal-mart in gates (near rochester) ny on chili rd and 200,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe a few yrs ago.


gates ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:01:09 PM
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wal-mart in gates (near rochester) ny on chili rd and 200,000 sq.ft. and opened maybe a few yrs ago.


gates ny

gates ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:03:19 PM
wal-mart brockport ny (20 minutes from rochester) and replaced a zayre / ames that closed since ames was nearby and is in the process of being relocated to a supercenter.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:03:50 PM
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wal-mart brockport ny (20 minutes from rochester) and replaced a zayre / ames that closed since ames was nearby and is in the process of being relocated to a supercenter.


walmart brockport ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:04:30 PM
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wal-mart brockport ny (20 minutes from rochester) and replaced a zayre / ames that closed since ames was nearby and is in the process of being relocated to a supercenter.


walmart brockport ny


construction of the future supercenter in brockport ny as of june 2, 2006.


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wal-mart brockport ny (20 minutes from rochester) and replaced a zayre / ames that closed since ames was nearby and is in the process of being relocated to a supercenter.


walmart brockport ny


construction of the future supercenter in brockport ny as of june 2, 2006.


construction of future supercenter in brockport ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:08:23 PM
wal-mart in Geneseo ny and the new location that relocated from across the street and is 204,000 sq.ft. and opened a year ago from this time.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:09:17 PM
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wal-mart in Geneseo ny and the new location that relocated from across the street and is 204,000 sq.ft. and opened a year ago from this time.


original wal-mart in geneseo ny that relocated across the street a year ago from this tiem, this original one oepend 1992 and was 94,000 sq.ft. and is in the wegmans plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:10:15 PM
wal-mart warsaw ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:10:42 PM
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wal-mart warsaw ny


warsaw ny


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wal-mart warsaw ny


warsaw ny


warsaw ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:13:28 PM
wal-mart batavia ny and they want this to become a supercenter, but the town is fighting it . they want to put one in this smaller town nto far from genesso and have that one a supercenter and want to put one in victor and macedonia as supercenters, but those towns have been fighting them (they have tried in victor for 7 yrs)

this picture is the one in batavia ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:14:20 PM
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wal-mart batavia ny and they want this to become a supercenter, but the town is fighting it . they want to put one in this smaller town nto far from genesso and have that one a supercenter and want to put one in victor and macedonia as supercenters, but those towns have been fighting them (they have tried in victor for 7 yrs)

this picture is the one in batavia ny

batavia ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:16:58 PM
wal-mart supercenter in albion ny that is 155,000 sq.ft.. it was not open when I was there, I was there june 2, 2006 and it opened 12 days later. albion is between lockport and brockport near the lake ontario. the town once had ames.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:18:19 PM
wal-mart in lockport ny. the have been rumors of them opening in the near empty lockport mall. it is 130,000 sq.ft. and opened like mid 1990s perhaps


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:18:55 PM
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wal-mart in lockport ny. the have been rumors of them opening in the near empty lockport mall.


lockport ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:20:43 PM
wal-mart niagara falls ny. it wants to move to a supercenter in the future. it is 116,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:21:27 PM
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wal-mart niagara falls ny. it wants to move to a supercenter in the future. it is 116,000 sq.ft.


sign niagara falls


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:22:10 PM
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wal-mart niagara falls ny. it wants to move to a supercenter in the future. it is 116,000 sq.ft.


sign niagara falls


sign in niagara falls that says it is moving to a supercenter in the near future.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:25:09 PM
wal-mart in amherst ny (near buffalo)


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:27:32 PM
wal-mart in clarence / williamsville ny and it is super incredibly busy that day (I went there saturday june 3, 2006) and the traffic getting out was bad. it opened 1996, was expanded mid spring 2005 by expanding from 128,000 to 203,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:28:55 PM
wal-mart in cheektowaga ny (near buffalo) and 125,000 sq.ft. and opened 1996 / 1997 in the thruway plaza.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:29:28 PM
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wal-mart in cheektowaga ny (near buffalo) and 125,000 sq.ft. and opened 1996 / 1997 in the thruway plaza.


cheektowaga ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:31:05 PM
wal-mart in springville ny 25 minutes south of buffalo and 15 minutes from the thruway. it opened like before the 2000s and after probably 1995.


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:31:32 PM
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wal-mart in springville ny 25 minutes south of buffalo and 15 minutes from the thruway. it opened like before the 2000s and after probably 1995.


springville ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 10, 2006, 06:32:36 PM
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wal-mart in springville ny 25 minutes south of buffalo and 15 minutes from the thruway. it opened like before the 2000s and after probably 1995.


springville ny


springville ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:37:21 AM
wal-mart in hamburg ny (near buffalo)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:38:42 AM
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wal-mart in hamburg ny (near buffalo)


hamburg ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:40:12 AM
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wal-mart in hamburg ny (near buffalo)


hamburg ny


hamburg ny sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:41:39 AM
wal-mart in dunkirk / fredonia ny that opened in 1993 and was expanded from 116,000 sq.ft to 209,000 sq.ft. in may 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:42:27 AM
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wal-mart in dunkirk / fredonia ny that opened in 1993 and was expanded from 116,000 sq.ft to 209,000 sq.ft. in may 2006.


dunkirk / fredonia ny


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:43:32 AM
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wal-mart in dunkirk / fredonia ny that opened in 1993 and was expanded from 116,000 sq.ft to 209,000 sq.ft. in may 2006.


dunkirk / fredonia ny


dunkirk / fredonia ny sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:49:28 AM
wal-mart in harborcreek pa (near erie pa) and opened last year and I was there at 8 am june 5, 2006. it is 183,000 sq.ft. and opened january 2004.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:50:21 AM
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wal-mart in harborcreek pa (near erie pa) and opened last year and I was there at 8 am june 5, 2006.


harborcreek pa


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:52:35 AM
wal-mart in erie pa on elm st and it opened early fall 2004 and 155,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:54:16 AM
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wal-mart in erie pa on elm st and it opened early fall 2004 and 155,000 sq.ft.


erie pa elm st


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:57:07 AM
wal-mart in erie pa on w 26th and probably opened 1997.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 10:57:42 AM
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wal-mart in erie pa on w 26th and probably opened 1997.


erie pa w 26th st


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:00:26 AM
wal-mart in erie pa that opened in 1995 and wants to relocate in back as a supercenter


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:03:33 AM
wal-mart supercenter in ashtabula ohio and opened in 1995 and in early spring 2005 expanded from 130,000 sq.ft. to 222,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:04:17 AM
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wal-mart supercenter in ashtabula ohio and opened in 1995 and in early spring 2005 expanded from 130,000 sq.ft. to 222,000 sq.ft.

ashtabula


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:06:36 AM
wal-mart mentor oh


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wal-mart mentor oh


mentor oh


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wal-mart mentor oh


mentor oh


mentor oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:09:05 AM
wal-mart avon oh (15 miles west of cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:09:38 AM
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wal-mart avon oh (15 miles west of cleveland)


avon oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:11:19 AM
wal-mart elyria ohio near the toys r us and mall and opened like 1992.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:17:30 AM
wal-mart parma oh (near cleveland) and in the parmatown mall!!!


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:18:20 AM
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wal-mart parma oh (near cleveland) and in the parmatown mall!!!


parma oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:19:13 AM
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wal-mart parma oh (near cleveland) and in the parmatown mall!!!


parma oh


parma oh


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wal-mart parma oh (near cleveland) and in the parmatown mall!!!


parma oh


parma oh

parma oh and it opened  january 2004 and 150,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:20:34 AM
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wal-mart parma oh (near cleveland) and in the parmatown mall!!!


parma oh


parma oh

parma oh and it opened probably 2002.


parma oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:22:28 AM
wal-mart in streetsboro oh (20 miles from cleveland) and 97,000 sq.ft., opened 1996 and wants to relocate nearby as a supercenter


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:23:15 AM
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wal-mart in streetsboro oh (20 miles from cleveland) and 97,000 sq.ft., opened 1996 and wants to relocate nearby as a supercenter


streetsboro


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:26:18 AM
wal-mart in east aurora / bainbridge oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:27:00 AM
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wal-mart in east aurora / bainbridge oh


e. aurora / bainbridge oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:28:58 AM
wal-mart macedonia oh and 121,000 sq.ft. and opened 1994.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:29:26 AM
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wal-mart macedonia oh


macedonia oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:31:19 AM
wal-mart in cleveland heights oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:32:27 AM
wal-mart in mayfield heights oh (near cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:32:56 AM
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wal-mart in mayfield heights oh (near cleveland)


mayfield heights oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:34:22 AM
wal-mart under construction in this new plaza in garfield heights oh (near cleveland), as of june 7, 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:35:31 AM
wal-mart brooklyn oh (outside cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:36:00 AM
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wal-mart brooklyn oh (outside cleveland)


brooklyn oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:36:34 AM
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wal-mart brooklyn oh (outside cleveland)


brooklyn oh


walmart brooklyn oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:38:12 AM
wal-mart medina oh 25 minutes from cleveland


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:38:43 AM
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wal-mart medina oh 25 minutes from cleveland


medina oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:40:27 AM
wal-mart strongsville oh (near cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:40:54 AM
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wal-mart strongsville oh (near cleveland)


strongsville


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:43:30 AM
wal-mart in north olmsted oh (near cleveland)


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:44:03 AM
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wal-mart in north olmsted oh (near cleveland)


north olmsted


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:47:36 AM
wal-mart under construction in chardon (chardin) oh and was not open when I went there june 8, 2006, but it opened early july 2006 and 185,000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:48:23 AM
wal-mart eastlake oh (near cleveland) and probably opened 1997 or 1998.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:48:48 AM
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wal-mart eastlake oh (near cleveland) and probably opened 1997 or 1998.

eastlake oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:49:28 AM
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wal-mart eastlake oh (near cleveland) and probably opened 1997 or 1998.

eastlake oh


eastlake oh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:49:55 AM
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wal-mart eastlake oh (near cleveland) and probably opened 1997 or 1998.

eastlake oh


eastlake oh


eastlake oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:52:29 AM
wal-mart in madison oh that is north of cleveland and it opened late january 2006 and is sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:53:07 AM
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wal-mart in madison oh that is north of cleveland and it opened late january 2006 and is sq.ft.


madison oh


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:54:22 AM
wal-mart edinboro pa not far from erie and I was there 8 am june 9, 2006.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:54:55 AM
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wal-mart edinboro pa not far from erie and I was there 8 am june 9, 2006.


edinboro pa


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:55:29 AM
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wal-mart edinboro pa not far from erie and I was there 8 am june 9, 2006.


edinboro pa

edinboro pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:58:00 AM
wal-mart meadville pa that must have opened 15 plus years ago


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 11:58:54 AM
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wal-mart meadville pa that must have opened 15 plus years ago


meadville


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:00:05 PM
wal-mart in correy pa and 30 minutes from edinboro pa in midwest pa..


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correy pa


correy pa


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:03:09 PM
wal-mart in titusville pa and 30 minutes from meadville in northwestern pa and 107,000 sq.ft. and opened july of last year.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:04:19 PM
wal-mart under construction in warren pa as of june 9, 2006.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:05:45 PM
wal-mart jamestown / lakewood ny that was renovated into a supercenter in may 2006 and is now 202000 sq.ft.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:06:19 PM
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wal-mart jamestown / lakewood ny that was renovated into a supercenter in may 2006 and is now 202000 sq.ft.


wal-mart lakewood / jamestown ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:08:00 PM
wal-mart bradford pa near the ny line that opened in 2002 and 200,000 sq.ft. the inside isles are exactly in the same spot as the one in my town plymouth nh


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:08:49 PM
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wal-mart bradford pa near the ny line that opened in 2002 and 200,000 sq.ft. the inside isles are exactly in the same spot as the one in my town plymouth nh


bradford


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:09:47 PM
wal-mart olean ny that opened in the mid 1990s and probably the 120,000s sf.


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Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:10:41 PM
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wal-mart olean ny that opened in the mid 1990s and probably the 120,000s sf.


wal-mart olean / allegheny ny


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wal-mart olean ny that opened in the mid 1990s and probably the 120,000s sf.


wal-mart olean / allegheny ny


wal-mart olean ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:13:10 PM
wal-mart hornell ny that is 125,000 sq.ft. and opened 1995.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:13:33 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart hornell ny that is 125,000 sq.ft. and opened 1995.


hornell ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:14:50 PM
wal-mart sign in hornell ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:18:22 PM
wal-mart in east norristown / east norriton pa that is in the old bradlees location and opened 2002 and 105,000 sqft.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:18:48 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in east norristown / east norriton pa that is in the old bradlees location and opened 2002 and 105,000 sqft.


east norristown pa wal-mart


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:20:14 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in east norristown / east norriton pa that is in the old bradlees location and opened 2002 and 105,000 sqft.


east norristown pa wal-mart


east norristown pa wal-mart sign


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:21:07 PM
wal-mart east norriston pa wal-mart on the other side of town and opened in 2002 or 2003.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:22:51 PM
wal-mart in phillipsburg nj that opened in fall 1997 and 130,000 sq.ft. and seems to want to move nearby as a supercenter, which will be the first supercenter in nj.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:23:37 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in phillipsburg nj that opened in fall 1997 and 130,000 sq.ft. and seems to want to move nearby as a supercenter, which will be the first supercenter in nj.


phillipsburg nj


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:25:28 PM
wal-mart in bethlehem pa that is 87,000 sq.ft. and in the old bradlees and opened 2002.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:26:51 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in bethlehem pa that is 87,000 sq.ft. and in the old bradlees and opened 2002.


bethlehem wal-mart


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:29:46 PM
wal-mart easton pa that opened 1995 and expanded from 125,000 to 200,000 sq.ft. in 2002 or 2003 or 2004.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:30:40 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart easton pa that opened 1995 and expanded from 125,000 to 200,000 sq.ft. in 2002 or 2003 or 2004.


easton pa (this one is the in plaza of kohl's / sam's/ staples


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:32:42 PM
wal-mart trexlertown / allentown pa that must have opened 5 yrs ago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:33:11 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart trexlertown / allentown pa that must have opened 5 yrs ago.


trexlertown allentown pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 12:33:56 PM
wal-mart whitehall pa near allentown and at the end of the retail area.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 06:32:49 PM
marc82, said a wal-mart in new britain was there from 1997 to 2002 and where was it and was it bigger than the current one.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on August 11, 2006, 07:17:27 PM
It's a good thing our Newington store opened the same year (2001) as the new small one in NB opened. That store is way too small.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 11, 2006, 08:27:30 PM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
It's a good thing our Newington store opened the same year (2001) as the new small one in NB opened. That store is way too small.


I agree the one in new britain was small and when I walked in I could see the whole store. the one in southington was small too. well they were both caldors. what made me mad was I went in the one in bristol and one of the clerks there did not know if they had raincoats or not.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 12, 2006, 10:19:55 AM
It's interesting that you guys don't like the New Britain and Southington Walmart's because they are small because a friend of mine who moved to Connecticut 5 years ago says he likes the small Southington Walmart better than the giant Walmarts/Walmart Supercenters they had in the areas where he used to live/work - Reno, Nevada/South Lake Tahoe, California. I also had to explain to him and his wife what Caldor was.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 12, 2006, 10:56:23 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
It's interesting that you guys don't like the New Britain and Southington Walmart's because they are small because a friend of mine who moved to Connecticut 5 years ago says he likes the small Southington Walmart better than the giant Walmarts/Walmart Supercenters they had in the areas where he used to live/work - Reno, Nevada/South Lake Tahoe, California. I also had to explain to him and his wife what Caldor was.  :bigsmile:


I never said I dislike them, but the advantage of them being small is it is easier for older people and makes it faster for people on their lunch break (which is when the drivers are hurrendous) can get in and out faster.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 12, 2006, 05:26:02 PM
side of wal-mart in hamburg ny


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 12, 2006, 06:46:16 PM
wal-mart sign in whitehall pa


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on September 16, 2006, 11:36:59 AM
A former Sams Club store with an old PACE labelscar (former Kmart-owned wholesale club) underneath!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on October 09, 2006, 01:49:17 AM
hears teh wal martt hat just opend in white planes ny this use to be teh old sears which moved down teh road when JC Penny clsoed in 2001 this wal mart is outta place hear and just dosent fit well in a city even if its a small city


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on October 09, 2006, 01:51:33 AM
theres a trget right across the street which opend in 2003 in the city center i see no need for wal mart to be right there i enevre bouthred to enter the store and i dont plan to but the outside of the store hasent changed that much it still has teh old sears look only thing they did wa s a paint job and added a few things on there


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: HoJofan206 on November 10, 2006, 07:12:11 AM
Evansville Indiana...former Wal-Mart turned Value City Furniture


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on November 19, 2006, 05:55:24 AM
An unknown gunman opened fired outside the Walmart in Putnam, CT early Friday morning as people waited outside for the PlayStation 3 Release.

Story from WTIC AM 1080: (Other PlayStation 3 Mayhem is also mentioned in the story)
http://wtic.com/pages/127158.php?contentType=4&contentId=243055

I think SONY is stupid plain and simple. I can think of better things to do with $600 besides buying a stupid game system. For Example I want to buy some new clothes and buy a laptop computer.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on May 06, 2007, 10:28:51 AM
Wal-Mart Supercenter sign in Brunswick ME


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Ames#1171 on May 06, 2007, 04:39:35 PM
Here is the Super Wal*Mart that is under construction in the Steelyard Commons Development:


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/jdb2001/Store%20Pics/HPIM0759.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v671/jdb2001/Store%20Pics/HPIM0758.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: C. Fontaine on June 13, 2007, 03:53:11 PM
Read this:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,281933,00.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 08, 2007, 04:34:17 PM
Walmart on Queen Street in Southington is making some changes. All the carpeted areas of the store have been replaced by faux wood floor. Any other Walmart's doing this? And why are they doing this?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on July 08, 2007, 05:36:49 PM
The Newington store did this last Spring (around April). If Southington is doing the same thing, you'll see a lot done. Tell me if the following happens:

-They paint the walls brown
-They remove the huge colorful department signs and replace them with smaller blue and black ones

Also, they might move clothing departments around. For instance, the women's department could be moved to where the men's department is now, the men's department may be moved to the back where the Infant/Toddler area is, and all infant/toddler and kids clothing may be moved to the middle area where the women's department is now.

I have no idea if Southington will do all of that, but this new design is what Wal Mart's new design is. I go to the Southington store with my family if we go to Price Chopper and don't have time to go all the way to Newington. Your Wal Mart resembles a Caldor or Ames (probably because it was Caldor) with no warehouse ceilings, which is nice.

Update me on what happens.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ameskmart1 on September 12, 2007, 09:56:56 PM
New slogan for Wal-Mart
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20740532/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: david121 on November 03, 2007, 02:07:05 PM
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Originally posted by ameskmart1
Baldwin Park, CA


Ah-ha! I was going to ask about that walmart.... I remember seeing it in a commerical and thinking it looked pretty funky... Good to see someone has a pic of it, rather than having someone go picture hunting.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on January 01, 2008, 05:55:29 AM
WALMART is going to be shutting down it's first Connecticut location which opened in Manchester in 1992 and will replace it with a SUPERCENTER in nearby South Windsor.

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hr/hc-swdwalmart.artdec31,0,1765194.story


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on January 12, 2008, 12:42:37 AM
The last regular Wal-Mart (non-supercenter) in Jacksonville, FL is about to close and be replaced with a new Supercenter being built up the road.

Jacksonville, FL, taken 1/11/08
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/100_0683.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/100_0681.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/100_0682.jpg)


New supercenter replacing it-
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/100_0677.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on January 19, 2008, 10:14:32 AM
Report: Wal-Mart purges magazine rack

BENTONVILLE , Ark. (Jan. 18) Wal-Mart reportedly has decided to remove more than 1,000 magazines from its stores.

The New York Post reported that the company is thought to generate more than 20% of all retail magazine sales in the United States.

The Post reported that most of the magazines are small, or discontinued titles such as Child, Celebrity Living and FHM. However, some big names, including Better Homes & Gardens, Parenting and Town & Country, will no longer have a place on Wal-Mart shelves.

from retailingtoday.com


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: NJxxJon on January 19, 2008, 11:21:31 AM
Quote
Originally posted by dmx10101
Report: Wal-Mart purges magazine rack

BENTONVILLE , Ark. (Jan. 18) Wal-Mart reportedly has decided to remove more than 1,000 magazines from its stores.

The New York Post reported that the company is thought to generate more than 20% of all retail magazine sales in the United States.

The Post reported that most of the magazines are small, or discontinued titles such as Child, Celebrity Living and FHM. However, some big names, including Better Homes & Gardens, Parenting and Town & Country, will no longer have a place on Wal-Mart shelves.

from retailingtoday.com


Well If I was visiting outside of NJ and saw a 24 hour wallo - I would go read in the magazine isle - just my thought :insane:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on June 27, 2008, 12:35:08 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in phillipsburg nj that opened in fall 1997 and 130,000 sq.ft. and seems to want to move nearby as a supercenter, which will be the first supercenter in nj.


No, actually the one in Turnersville, NJ became the first NJ supercenter in 2005 I believe. I think it may have been the first general Walmart in NJ too. It opened in the mid 80's according to my parents


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on June 30, 2008, 05:37:51 PM
New Wal-Mart logo being introduced this fall (here is an artists rendition).
While it does look more modern, I think it looks really generic, not to mention the millions of dollars they are going to have to spend changing signs around (including a supercenter near me that opened only a month ago!)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on June 30, 2008, 08:03:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
New Wal-Mart logo being introduced this fall (here is an artists rendition).
While it does look more modern, I think it looks really generic, not to mention the millions of dollars they are going to have to spend changing signs around (including a supercenter near me that opened only a month ago!)


It looks more throwback than modern to me, especially with the orange background, like something from the 70's.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: C. Fontaine on June 30, 2008, 08:51:23 PM
Looks like a subliminal Zayre's logo.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 01, 2008, 12:34:12 AM
You guys beat me to it. I'm really surprised they got a new logo, and i'm actually happy. it looks more creative than the old logo, and kinda reminds me of the zayre logo.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on July 01, 2008, 06:19:56 AM
It's now Walmart in one word... like K-mart to Kmart.


Wal-Mart's forthcoming logo makeover: a good move?
http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/next/archives/2008/06/wal-marts_forth.html

http://walmartstores.com/AboutUs/8412.aspx


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on July 03, 2008, 10:06:34 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v280/dmx10101/70058e1e.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hddfan135 on July 05, 2008, 10:54:05 PM
Looks suspiciously like the Zayre asterisk..

Seriously...

And it's going to take more than looks to impress me.

And a Walmart near me just changed it's color style from the Blue/white to a Beige/white.

Despite my criticism, I do like that new logo :D


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on July 07, 2008, 01:10:49 PM
It reminds me of those asterisk shaped price scanner targets that used to be ubiquitous in supermarkets, I can't remember what they're specifically called they used to look so cool, now they're boring squares:(


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 08, 2008, 09:42:03 AM
We have Walmart Gift Cards with that logo on it. I was wondering why. Now I know.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on July 08, 2008, 05:42:02 PM
Dare to compare !!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on July 08, 2008, 10:00:02 PM
Actually, Holiday Inn is getting a new logo too but it hasn't been officially introduced
(http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/holiday_inn_logo.gif)
From UnderConstruction.com/brandnew


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on July 11, 2008, 11:56:06 AM
Apparel department ready for rapper

Move over South Pole, Sean John and Rocawear. Wal-Mart, rap mogul Master P and his son Romeo are working together to help inner-city families save money so they can live better.

Master P, a former "gangsta rapper," whose profanity-laced lyrics earned him millions and spawned a business conglomerate, is convinced his P. Miller clothing fits with Wal-Mart's mission.

"I figured out a way to make clothes affordable for inner-city families," said Master P. "We use the same factories and the same materials as Sean John, Rocawear and Ed Hardy. These are quality clothes you'd normally find at a department store like Macy's. Now you can pick up the same high-end fashion at an affordable price."

The clothes, which include graphic T-shirts, fleece hoodies and denim jeans, will initially be available at about 350 stores, according to several published reports.

"Kids don't need to worry anymore about being bullied at school for wearing old clothes," continued Master P. "Likewise, parents don't need to choose between filling up the gas tank or filling up the closet. We're helping families dress fresh for less."

Master P and Romeo have also created a women's line called Miller Peaches, with clothes selling for $10 or less. P.Miller brand shoes, jewelry, fragrances and eco-friendly organic cotton clothes are also in the works.

"This is the makings of a great partnership with the No. 1 retailer in the world. Together we're making it cool to shop for clothes at Wal-Mart," said Master P., also known as Percy Miller.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 11, 2008, 09:25:54 PM
My Walmart already has new displays and kiosks featuring the sunburst, hinting at the new logo but not unveiling it fully just yet.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: NJxxJon on July 12, 2008, 12:35:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
My Walmart already has new displays and kiosks featuring the sunburst, hinting at the new logo but not unveiling it fully just yet.


This new logo wont make sales go up. They need to get people out the stores quicker, not have the tards run the re-funds and ......stop it with the nail places inside next to the subways.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 12, 2008, 05:03:14 PM
I know...what are they trying to do with the new logo anyway? Are they trying to look more friendly and more like a neighborhood store?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on July 13, 2008, 06:16:23 AM
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Originally posted by videogamer75
I know...what are they trying to do with the new logo anyway? Are they trying to look more friendly and more like a neighborhood store?


Trying to clean up their image a bit. Spruce the image up to try and appeal to a larger amount of Clientele. Hey, if it works, then more power to them. It has to be a pretty risky campaign with the amount of money they are spending on it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 13, 2008, 09:12:49 AM
Yeah, looks like you're right. I just hope walmart starts to treat their employees better, I mean, if all that stuff in the Walmart: High Cost of Low Price movie was true.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 13, 2008, 07:15:37 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
Walmart on Queen Street in Southington is making some changes. All the carpeted areas of the store have been replaced by faux wood floor. Any other Walmart's doing this? And why are they doing this?


My walmart did too, all the carpeting in the clothing section has been replaced by faux wood. It also has the brown and tan walls.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 16, 2008, 01:40:00 AM
Has anyone seen the South Park episode "Something Walmart This Way Comes"? It's hilarious, and totally has a great point to make! :D


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 16, 2008, 12:43:22 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
Yeah, looks like you're right. I just hope walmart starts to treat their employees better, I mean, if all that stuff in the Walmart: High Cost of Low Price movie was true.


I don't know how much I should be saying as a Walmart employee but a lot of that is not ture (at least at my Walmart). They offer their employees a basic insurance plan for about $20/month. You stay on that plan until you're eligable for regular benefits, usually around a year after you've been hired. They've got all kinds of coverage available depending on your needs and/or the needs of your family.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 16, 2008, 03:30:35 PM
Well, that's good to hear. When I watched the movie on Comcast On Demand I did get the feeling some stuff was exaggerated.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on July 17, 2008, 01:57:27 PM
talk about the super walmarts nare u and post pics of them ift u have any


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on July 17, 2008, 01:58:40 PM
we have a good one    nare me   in lecister ma i whold post pics of it ift i knew how


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on July 17, 2008, 05:13:06 PM
there's already a topic for wal-marts on here with lots of pics of wal-marts.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 18, 2008, 02:58:51 PM
At the one I work at they give bonuses to every employee for every quarter sales are above what is projected.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 18, 2008, 03:04:21 PM
Never been to one or seen one in person. Nearest one to me is in Wallingford. The town of Southington won't let Walmart build a SuperCenter  because there is an oridenance that no new buildings on Route 10 can be larger than Price Chopper. (95,000 Square Feet). Truthfully there's no land on 10 to build one unless they bought Shaw's Plaza and rip that down.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wiseguy93 on July 19, 2008, 12:48:32 PM
This Wal Mart opened in 1984. The outside of the building still looks like it did in 1984. The inside has been remolded several times. It's a small Wal Mat might be about 50,000 sq ft. Doesn't have a pharmacy or snack bar. This Wal Mart was the first Wal Mart to open in the state of Virginia. It's located in Powell Valley Square in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. There was talk several years ago they was going to closed it down. There was talk about building a super Wal Mart on some land near by that feel through. And a Super Center was built about 20 miles down the road in another county called Lee. Big Stone is located in the county of Wise, Va. There is a super center about 15 minutes from it on U.S. 23 right between Wise & Norton. To be a small store it still does really good business. It's good to shop at you dont' have to walk your self to death like you do in the super center.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 19, 2008, 07:59:17 PM
That Wal-Mart is so cool. If you ask me they should put a Wal-Mart of that size in the small towns instead of opening supercenters everywhere.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on July 20, 2008, 01:57:57 AM
Here's another old Wal-Mart in Harvard, IL. From billburmaster.com.

(http://www.billburmaster.com/lecentre/images/sulwmharvardil.jpg)
(http://www.billburmaster.com/lecentre/images/walmartharvardil.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: mikey7290 on July 29, 2008, 05:58:13 PM
It was just published in today's newspaper that a developer working with Walmart has purchased an option on some farm land on State Route 68 just outside the city of Ogdensburg.  They plan to build a super center on the property.  They've been talking about this for years.  I hope it finally gets built.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: mikey7290 on July 30, 2008, 04:34:10 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in massena new york.


This store, located at 49 Smith Dr. next to Aldi in Massena, is closed and up for sale.  Walmart opened its new supercenter in Massena at 43 Stephenville Rd., next to Home Depot a couple of months ago.  I will try and get pics soon if I can.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: The Adamantium Elbow on August 09, 2008, 02:25:20 AM
You know what I always found funny about wal-mart? How all the Too cool for the room Yuppie pricks of the 80s and 90s who wouldn't be caught dead shopping at a place like wal-mart or Ame's are practically crowding the joint.

Whatsamatta Chip? Did the BullBear market take a dump on you?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 13, 2008, 12:37:03 PM
Just wanted to let you know in Central Connecticut Walmart is in the process of full-remodels of several stores. They just completed the remodel in AVON (a former CALDOR on Route 44) and they are currently working on Rocky Hill. Next year they're gonna be a full-store remodel at my Walmart in Southington on Route 10 (which was a Rainbow Caldor right up until the end). A full-store remodel - what a nice way to celebrate our store's 10th Anniversary (which I believe is April 2010)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on August 13, 2008, 03:29:12 PM
Did you hear anything about Newington? It just got the paint job and the front section of the store re-model in 2006 I believe, but the rest of the store has remained the in the same order since it opened in September, 2001. If you can ask for me, I'd appreciate it. Most of the store is worn out and tired, except the newer part.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on August 15, 2008, 05:30:14 AM
I wonder if there are any Wal-Marts that still look like this (from google images, resized with picnik)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Ameskid on August 15, 2008, 07:19:47 AM
When I first saw that picture, I thought it said "We Sell Less For Less"! :D


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wiseguy93 on August 16, 2008, 09:20:20 AM
This is a former Wal Mart location in Pikeville, Kentucky. Several things have move into the building. Wells Fargo Insurance Company, East Kentucky Medical Group, Community Trust Bank Headquaters, and A Day Care around the side of the building.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wiseguy93 on August 16, 2008, 09:22:57 AM
Another look at the rest of the building in Pikeville, Ky.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on August 18, 2008, 09:20:20 AM
Has anyone seen a Walmart with a new logo yet?  The Hamden, CT store is getting a new exterior, therefore I expect it to have a new logo soon.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: NJxxJon on August 18, 2008, 12:56:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by standa
Has anyone seen a Walmart with a new logo yet?  The Hamden, CT store is getting a new exterior, therefore I expect it to have a new logo soon.


(http://a248.e.akamai.net/f/248/16813/7d/www.walmart.com/i/catalog/modules/G0040/walmart_logo2.gif)

....yep. HAMILTON NJ WAL-MART NEEDS SELF-CHECKOUT.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on August 22, 2008, 01:35:35 AM
Wal-Mart used to make a promise to buy from American companies as much as they could. isn't that hard to believe? but it's true


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on August 22, 2008, 10:53:15 AM
:o


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 24, 2008, 01:58:02 PM
Quote
Originally posted by standa
Has anyone seen a Walmart with a new logo yet?  


Nope. We got new bags but they still have the old logos. The new bags are white with blue letters instead of black letters.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on September 20, 2008, 09:39:13 AM
The new logo is really ugly... like most new cars these days.
:flaming::no::flaming::no:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on September 27, 2008, 09:05:24 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
this WAl-mart is in Tilton new hampshire. It opened in SUmmer 1995 and is 130,000 square feet. It was remodleed recently.


I know one that also opened in 1995, but remodeled thoroughly. There was a newer store, newer style, opened in 2001 and was repainted early 2007. :no::huh:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on September 27, 2008, 09:08:34 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart trexlertown / allentown pa that must have opened 5 yrs ago.


I live far away from that one and I went once in 2003 when I was in the area.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on September 27, 2008, 09:38:58 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Caldor1999
really wal mart shoudlent do this its a waste of lanmd and space i mean u move into a old bradlees knock it down and make your store then 4 years latter u wanna move to a newer location 4 years is not a long time thats still new for a store and i think its a waste to tear down a officwe bulding for a wal mart not to mentin the woods in teh back of there target or kmart woudlent do someting like this its sad


I know!!!

I remember when I was 8 or 9 and the one in East Norriton (same style, also a former Bradlees) opened. For some reason they never started construction on the former Bradlees in Glenolden until summer 2004, then it opened in early 2005.
The one in The Woodlands, TX opened in 1984 and moved in 1990. :no::holysh::huh::flaming:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on September 30, 2008, 09:31:44 AM
Ever wonder how are things at Walmart in the southern hemisphere?  Walmart Argentina is currently advertising patio furniture, since the seasons are reversed (it is spring there now).
See the link below.

www.wal-mart.com.ar/revista/verhoja.php?t=239&h=1


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on October 06, 2008, 09:44:47 AM
I found this photo on flickr of a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Mexico with a very large mall entrance.  Does anyone know of a Wal-Mart in the U. S. with a similar entrance?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on October 07, 2008, 11:51:13 AM
The Wal-Mart in Massapequa, NY is inside the Sunrise Mall, and is two floors.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on October 20, 2008, 01:14:33 PM
Wal-Mart is in preliminary talks to open a location in East Patchogue, NY. Anyone who knows this areas knows that this is a traffic nightmare waiting to happen unless they improve the Hospital Road bridge (which is one narrow lane each way and leads to Brookhaven Hospital).

http://www.focuseastpatchogue.com/projects.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on October 20, 2008, 06:54:56 PM
UPDATE: Renovations on the Queen Street Walmart in Southington is expected to begin July 20, 2009 and is expected to last until September. They have said everything will be changed. Since they can't expand they're gonna try to make the most out of the space they do have.

No word which other stores in CT will be remodeled next year. However I heard renovations are done every 7-10 years. I supposed that may also mean others could close and move to bigger locations.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on October 21, 2008, 07:30:07 AM
Cromwell Walmart did renovations a couple of years ago as did Bristol.  I like the Southington Walmart because it is a bit smaller and easier to get through.  The Neiwngton one is terrible, the isles are to close together and it gets really crowded so you need to go at off times.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on October 22, 2008, 04:32:28 PM
Here's the exterior of my Walmart on Queen Street in Southington. This Walmart was one of 3 remaining Rainbow Style Caldor locations in Connecticut. Pic taken today 10/22/08.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on October 22, 2008, 04:35:49 PM
Southington Walmart's Garden Center. Closed for the season. Inside is what's left of the Halloween set-up getting ready to switch over to Christmas. This new lawn and garden center opened in 2008 replacing the one that dated back to when this Walmart opened in April 2000.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on October 23, 2008, 08:05:04 PM
Out here in SE Pennsylvania, most of the Wal-Mart are original builds.  the only two that are not are:

[list=1]
  • Franklin Mills Mall, Philadelphia (was origianlly Carrefour, the Wal-Mart's space was a Bradlees)
  • US Route 13 & New Rogers Road, Bristol Township (was originally Caldor, then Ames)
  • [/list=1]

    :yup::yup:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XISMZERO on November 01, 2008, 12:58:12 PM
My girlfriend, who works at the Rindge, N.H. store, says they have the new "sunburst" logo up. Pictures coming soon!

Oh, and a reminder. Let's keep the editorals/personal comments about the company out of this forum. Informative posts are encouraged. If you've got something to say about Walmart, take it to the "bashing" section, please.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on November 01, 2008, 01:09:56 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart east norriston pa wal-mart on the other side of town and opened in 2002 or 2003.


This store is now being expanded to a Supercenter, and has recently gotten the sunburst logo.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on November 05, 2008, 08:33:04 AM
Marc, do you know what they plan to do in renovations???I think that your Walmart is set up rather well.  I know Bristol moved whole depts around (toys are now in the back of the store)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on November 05, 2008, 08:40:33 AM
The Newington Wal-Mart is poorly designed in the "non-clothing" areas. It would be nice to see a change made for this store. If you go there at busy times, good luck trying to get around.

The Southington Wal-Mart is indeed a fairly well designed store. The aisles seem wider as well.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on November 05, 2008, 08:42:56 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
No word which other stores in CT will be remodeled next year. However I heard renovations are done every 7-10 years. I supposed that may also mean others could close and move to bigger locations.


Well, the Newington Wal-Mart will be 8 years old next September, so we'll see.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on November 05, 2008, 08:47:11 AM
I totally agree about the Newington Walmart, they need to do something about parking too.  The isles are very tight, Maybe they will be on the list for a remodle, that would be nice.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on November 05, 2008, 06:56:42 PM
From what I've been told about the Southington Walmart renovations..... The store is supposed to be redone top to bottom. Their gonna try to make better use of what little space the do have. All the registers will be replaced too. And the manager of Subway is trying to get them to put in an electric gate because the Walmart 3rd shift crew is always stealing stuff from the restauntant. Cups, mop buckets, etc. When they were doing that SCRABBLE PROMOTION earlier this year they stole a bunch of the game pieces.

And if so many of you from this board go to the Southington Walmart why not say "HI" to me and introduce yourselves?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on November 05, 2008, 08:13:49 PM
Quote
Originally posted by momof3
I totally agree about the Newington Walmart, they need to do something about parking too.  The isles are very tight, Maybe they will be on the list for a remodle, that would be nice.


Walmart in Newinton has history. All goes back to early 1990's when Walmart first came to CT (Manchester first location). Walmart wanted to come inot Newington in the early 1990's and they wanted to build on the old Hartford Drive-In. I live right behind that property and the neighbors got a lawyer and fought back and the Town refused Walmart to open up their and even changed the zoning where no retail could use that lot.  

So the current Walmart on the Pike, is considered a "Supercenter" even though they dont have the full food thing. My freind works at the Newington Walmart and she saids bc of the size and value they do they consider it a Supercenter. Origianlly it was suppose to be a Supercenter, but Newington rejected it bc they didnt want it open 24 hopurs.  That Walmart is clutter and i hate they moved the freezers to a crappy place. I really never go in their, i prefer Target.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on November 06, 2008, 12:13:11 AM
Quote
Originally posted by TRU7536
Quote
Originally posted by momof3
I totally agree about the Newington Walmart, they need to do something about parking too.  The isles are very tight, Maybe they will be on the list for a remodle, that would be nice.


Walmart in Newinton has history. All goes back to early 1990's when Walmart first came to CT (Manchester first location). Walmart wanted to come inot Newington in the early 1990's and they wanted to build on the old Hartford Drive-In. I live right behind that property and the neighbors got a lawyer and fought back and the Town refused Walmart to open up their and even changed the zoning where no retail could use that lot.  

So the current Walmart on the Pike, is considered a "Supercenter" even though they dont have the full food thing. My freind works at the Newington Walmart and she saids bc of the size and value they do they consider it a Supercenter. Origianlly it was suppose to be a Supercenter, but Newington rejected it bc they didnt want it open 24 hopurs.  That Walmart is clutter and i hate they moved the freezers to a crappy place. I really never go in their, i prefer Target.


not all Wal-marts are  24 hours!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on November 06, 2008, 08:34:13 AM
I do remember that they wanted it to be a supercenter.  I wish it was, but with Sams club moving and Aldis up the pike I don't know if it would do as well as some of the others. Lots of competion.

Marc do you work days or nights or both?????


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: scottw73 on November 06, 2008, 11:33:14 AM
I think a Supercenter would do well in Newington, the nearest Supercenter is in Wallingford at a Former Super Kmart  The Fishkill SuperCenter has a Sams Club right next door, and a BJ's and Stop & Shop up the street as well as a Hannaford and Shop Rite.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on November 06, 2008, 12:17:59 PM
Wasn't the Newington Walmart once a Bradlees?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on November 06, 2008, 12:44:50 PM
Quote
Originally posted by standa
Wasn't the Newington Walmart once a Bradlees?


Yes it was. Before that it was a Two Guys (before my time) and Bradlees opened there in 1982 and closed in 1996 (it was a victim of the chain's 1996 closing of underperforming locations). It remained vacant until 2001 when Wal Mart opened.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on November 06, 2008, 01:39:12 PM
I wish it was a supercenter but with the size of the building it just wouldn't work, they would have to move into the Basset furniture which still is open in order to be workable.

Where was the freezer case before???I know the jewrley moved to the front of the store but don't remeber much else about the previous setup, I do shop alot of Walmarts.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on November 07, 2008, 07:00:28 PM
Quote
Originally posted by momof3
Marc do you work days or nights or both?????


My schedule varies, but I'm usually out at 630PM at the latest. One in a while - 7PM.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on November 08, 2008, 12:56:14 AM
Here is the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Turnersville, NJ, it was the first Wal-Mart discount store ever in New Jersey when it opened in 1991, and in 2005 it was expanded to become the first ever Supercenter in NJ.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: arnoldziffel on December 02, 2008, 08:24:54 PM
there was supposed to be a super walmart built in riverhead, ny.  I recently heard that the plans got knocked down by the town.  All I know is that the majority of walmarts on long island are dumps.  we surely could have used a new one.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on December 03, 2008, 12:13:00 AM
Quote
Originally posted by arnoldziffel
there was supposed to be a super walmart built in riverhead, ny.  I recently heard that the plans got knocked down by the town.  All I know is that the majority of walmarts on long island are dumps.  we surely could have used a new one.


Wal-Mart's in negotiations with the Town of Brookhaven for a location in East Patchogue.

This is not going to be pretty with the choice of location. For Walmart to happen here, someone's going to have to reconstruct Hospital Road and the bridge over Sunrise quite a bit to alleviate Brookhaven Hospital traffic.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on December 03, 2008, 05:07:50 PM
Wal-Marts of this design were built 1981-1984. Notice the ugly logo. The star in this pic used to be a hyphen. Ugly how they painted it too.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on December 03, 2008, 05:18:32 PM
This is the general 1987-1995 style. Ones with the hyphen (not the star) were built until 1992. Ones with McDonald's were built in 1993 or later. There was one near me that opened in 1987, but was remodeled in 1993 with the new logo, and has since moved to a Supercenter.

Another one opened with the first design you see here in 1984, but moved in 1990. This one moved again in 2007, and had a McDonald's added at some point. The logo was never updated.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on December 03, 2008, 05:21:24 PM
A few of them built around 2000-2001 had this design. There was one near me that opened in 2001, and was repainted tan in 2007.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on December 03, 2008, 05:26:54 PM
It said on their website that the second logo here was introduced in 1981, but I would say it was more like 1986. Their logo in 1981 was the first photo here.

1986 commercial with the second logo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3R7GkJff_Q


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on December 04, 2008, 03:43:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Mobil
It said on their website that the second logo here was introduced in 1981, but I would say it was more like 1986. Their logo in 1981 was the first photo here.
 


That's not right. Search up ''Wal-mart sound center ad 1982'' on Youtube, and you'll see that it has the second logo


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on December 05, 2008, 10:08:57 AM
they should revive that "WAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLMAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRTTTTTT"
jingle from their really old ads. :insane:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: rjstheiv on January 04, 2009, 12:41:12 PM
The Wal-mart supercenter in West Mifflin PA.

This store has just received a new fleet of carts not to long ago. The new ones are metal and bigger. The old ones were plastic and small.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRJ22487 on January 04, 2009, 04:23:36 PM
Walmart price stickers from 1991

I'm not sure what store these came from, but based on where I lived at the time I'd say Claremont

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/hills001.jpg)

I hate Walmart but this takes me back a little, I remember when all Walmarts looked like this, and back when I almost never used to see Walmarts. The first time I ever saw a Walmart was National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)
(http://www.billburmaster.com/lecentre/images/walmartharvardil.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on January 08, 2009, 04:43:55 PM
Early 80's Wal-Mart in Durant, Oklahoma. These stores almost all relocated later in the 80's. There were two in the Houston area that opened in 1984 in the same plaza as Kroger greenhouses. I know of at least three that are now Big Lots.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: powersbt on January 08, 2009, 09:12:18 PM
Quote
Originally posted by TRJ22487
Walmart price stickers from 1991

I'm not sure what store these came from, but based on where I lived at the time I'd say Claremont

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/hills001.jpg)

I hate Walmart but this takes me back a little, I remember when all Walmarts looked like this, and back when I almost never used to see Walmarts. The first time I ever saw a Walmart was National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)


(http://www.billburmaster.com/lecentre/images/walmartharvardil.jpg)


BINGO!!!
(http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/swelly/ximage/eddie_frickin stuffter.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on January 09, 2009, 07:28:27 PM
Wow, a 70's style Wal-Mart. There actually is one that survives in Hempstead, TX with the original logo!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 09, 2009, 08:03:11 PM
Here's a pic I found on Flickr of a really, really small Wal-Mart with the old logo. Location unknown.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: rjstheiv on January 12, 2009, 02:49:21 PM
A wal-mart gift card that i received for christmas. it still has the old logo on it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: rjstheiv on January 12, 2009, 03:08:02 PM
Wal mart super center sign in west mifflin PA. this sign was replaced since this picture.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mobil on January 19, 2009, 10:14:39 PM
Inside a (newer) relocated Wal-Mart!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 20, 2009, 02:50:10 PM
That's not a Wal-Mart, that was an Acme in Freehold, NJ


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EscheAmes on January 20, 2009, 05:19:37 PM
Yeah, WalMarts are MUCH MUCH more bigger than that :duh:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on January 21, 2009, 12:43:31 PM
this is the super walmart in lecister ma  wich is a good 15 mins from me   thers plans on turing a walmart closer to me in  a super store wich  they might open by  january 2010

<a href="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/wwefan101/walmarts/?action=view&current=109a.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/wwefan101/walmarts/109a.jpg" border="0" alt="super walmart leicster ma">[/url]  
the lecister ma one and this is the one that ther going to add on to to become a super store
<a href="http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/wwefan101/walmarts/?action=view&current=7144.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a372/wwefan101/walmarts/7144.jpg" border="0" alt="oxford ma">[/url]


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on January 21, 2009, 12:44:18 PM
sorry  for the rsize i cant resize pics


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on January 23, 2009, 02:28:30 AM
I wasn't even aware that there were any more locations left that weren't Supercenters.

Our Walmart relocated to a super center in the late 90's. Another Supercenter was built in 2007 just a couple of miles down the road, so we have two. The second one was built because they wanted to take some of the strain off of the first one (very busy location), but it hardly had an effect on it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on January 23, 2009, 06:14:40 AM
 yea thers a few regular walmarts nare me  the oxford ma walmart wanted to add on for years but the town wont let them  so they got evey one to sing  a papa saying we spourt the addtion and last i knew ther going to be  adding on 30 tousand sq feet this  spring  of 2009 and itwill probley be done  and open by winter  2009 to earley 2010  the store is 15 years old


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 25, 2009, 12:05:14 AM
Here's what happened to the first ever Wal-Mart discount store at 719 Walnut St. in Rogers, Ark.

The classic pic on top is from walmartstores.com, bottom one is from panaramo.com.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on January 25, 2009, 06:36:13 PM
I just saw the Walmart docu_mentary (censored word)? "The High Cost of Low Prices" last night. It's safe to say I've renewed my distaste for the company once again. I'm back to avoiding shopping there.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: darkmoon9 on January 25, 2009, 06:38:30 PM
This photo was taken 11/26/2008 at Alpha Mills Shipping Warehouse in Seltzer City, Pa. Alpha ships bra,underware,and sleepware for Wal*Mart,Kmart,Sears,JC Penneys,Amazon.com,and other major Stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on January 25, 2009, 06:39:21 PM
i haven't shopped at wal-mart in about a year i will sometimes get gift cards and sell to a friend for cash value


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on January 25, 2009, 06:40:42 PM
 Wow must be late80s early 90s


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 25, 2009, 06:54:56 PM
Wal-Mart has been found using even older trucks before. Look up ''old wal-mart trucks'' on Webshots.com. There are actually a bunch of classic 1960s/1970s Wal-Mart trucks with the old ''Western font'' logo sitting behind Wal-Mart's home office in Bentonville, AR!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on January 25, 2009, 07:24:53 PM
wow those are old cool tho


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on January 25, 2009, 08:56:36 PM
I know it was called "Sam's Wholesale Club" in 1989. Wal-Mart's logo changed in 1992.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 26, 2009, 03:24:00 PM
Wal-Mart Berlin, NJ


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on January 26, 2009, 11:10:29 PM
Quote
Originally posted by XDeSuEhTX
I just saw the Walmart docu_mentary (censored word)? "The High Cost of Low Prices" last night. It's safe to say I've renewed my distaste for the company once again. I'm back to avoiding shopping there.


The person who made that movie illegally and was sued by the company. Him and his entire family are banned for life from Walmart/Sams Club.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on January 27, 2009, 06:31:33 AM
wow.:o


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on January 27, 2009, 08:22:25 AM
walmart in oxfordd ma is  closeing ther gas station  febuary 20th hopfley to make more space for ther super store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on January 31, 2009, 01:08:40 PM
This is a picture I took today of the brand new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Vineland, NJ. There was originally a Two Guys here, which later became Rickel and Jamesway.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on January 31, 2009, 04:07:47 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
This is a picture I took today of the brand new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Vineland, NJ. There was originally a Two Guys here, which later became Rickel and Jamesway.  


1999- Wal-Mart Supercenter
2009- Walmart with Market


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 01, 2009, 01:41:29 PM
 a  new bag from the oxford ma wal
<a href="http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/?action=view&current=008.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/008.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on February 02, 2009, 03:51:57 PM
Today in the mail lego is holding a contest at local Wal*Mart to make lego snowflakes i hate  Wal*Mart but love legos what should i do


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 02, 2009, 09:05:26 PM
I think Wal-Mart is a great store and I continue to shop there and will continue to do so. By the way, Target isn't good either, they don't unionize their stores, they import almost everything from China as well as use sweatshops....


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on February 03, 2009, 12:42:33 PM
The "Big 3" all create blight by moving their stores so much. Do you know that in Ogdensburg, NY there is a Kmart that has been abandoned since 1990 and is about to collapse. This one relocated. I will never buy my food at a hypermarket (supercenter) either. I do like Wal-Mart and Kmart but not Target. Their stores are in shady shopping centers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 03, 2009, 03:01:03 PM
Most of the Wal-Mart merchandise is the SAME THING that Target and Kmart sell. I'm not saying everything is good quality, but it's not ALL crap.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 03, 2009, 04:19:48 PM
not true walmat dont got the same  stuff as kmart our kmart dont even sell coumpter games any more i perfer walmart at least thers stuff i like at walmart    whats at kmart for a male  in his 20s


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on February 04, 2009, 03:09:34 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
Quote
Originally posted by XDeSuEhTX
I just saw the Walmart docu_mentary (censored word)? "The High Cost of Low Prices" last night. It's safe to say I've renewed my distaste for the company once again. I'm back to avoiding shopping there.


The person who made that movie illegally and was sued by the company. Him and his entire family are banned for life from Walmart/Sams Club.


I bet they're really upset they can't shop there anymore... Not.

Funny, I never could find anything about them getting sued, even on the Wiki page.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 04, 2009, 02:34:42 PM
Wwefan101, I mean they all have the same BRANDS of merchandise, for example Coca-Cola, Colgate, etc.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 04, 2009, 02:43:55 PM
yea   our kmart was on the orangale list of stores to close but  my town saved it wich is a good thing


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on February 04, 2009, 06:29:11 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
Wwefan101, I mean they all have the same BRANDS of merchandise, for example Coca-Cola, Colgate, etc.  


Of course all stores are going to carry those items... and Walmart is not always carrying them for the cheapest either. On many occasions I've spotted better sales in stores that are stereotyped as "higher stores" than Walmart. All it takes to discover this is simply shopping around at some stores that are not Walmart.

But then there is the fact that a lot of other stores carry more respectable brand name merchandise. Stores like Target and Magic Mart advertise quality brand merch at low prices rather than cheap merch at cheap prices. I'd say just about any store has Walmart beat in clothing... with their cheap sweatshop made products. Their selection is nothing compared to other stores.

Just my two cents.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 04, 2009, 08:35:30 PM
I was just saying that Wal-Mart isn't full of nothing but cheap crap. Some of their products, like the Mainstays lamps, are actually pretty good quality and last for a good handful of years. That's ALL I'm trying to say. I think Kmart/Target are just as good and I do shop there. Sorry if I offended anyone with my opinion because I can see that a lot of people are opposed to it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 05, 2009, 02:37:49 PM
i shop at  walmart mostley cause  they havve coumpter games and my beef jerkey is cheeper  ther then other stores


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 05, 2009, 03:47:07 PM
Will everyone stop hounding me for my opinion and please stop giving me 10 thousand reasons why I'm wrong. Let's get back on topic. Thank you.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Crawford on February 05, 2009, 06:26:36 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
Will everyone stop hounding me for my opinion and please stop giving me 10 thousand reasons why I'm wrong. Let's get back on topic. Thank you.  


Looks like you stirred up a hornet's nest there my friend. Don't show any fear. They'll give up in time. I shop Wal-Mart all the time, got a great deal on some smoke detectors as well as ice melt.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on February 05, 2009, 10:22:15 PM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
Will everyone stop hounding me for my opinion and please stop giving me 10 thousand reasons why I'm wrong. Let's get back on topic. Thank you.  


No offense taken here, if it's any consolation to you...

I don't care for Walmart as a whole, so I get just slightly agitated when I sense someone putting forth the notion that it's the be-all and end-all, and when people say they refuse to shop elsewhere. Of course it's their choice... what can you do?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: captjack on February 06, 2009, 06:03:18 PM
1. Walmart is a business not a living thing.
2. Walmart has done an excellent job in promotion themselves as the price leader with good quality.
3. Walmart is the largest retailer in the world thus can dictate a wholesale price for their lines from their suppliers. Suppliers can choose not to sell to them, some have refused in the past.
4. Walmart has "replaced" many smaller retailers, as those retailers replaced those who came before them, it is a cycle.
5. Walmart is in the business of making a profit from volumn sales not quality of products.
6. Walmart did turn its' back on the Buy American campaign but did so to remain competitive with other reatailer who had shed their suppliers in this country when it served the bottom line. (Shame on all of them but that's another thread)
7. Walmart has a poor history of labor relations but so do many non union and union companies.
8. Walmart has cultivated the market place because it is not only smart in its product lines but in creating the illusion of great value for the asking price. Their current buying power is proof  on most items.
9. Walmart recognized that moving gradually into the urban areas would stimulate company growth. Yes their growth was large, rapid but it was measured and sustainable.
10 Walmart carries the majority of goods that Americans want to purchase or they would not be a success.
11 I am 53 years old or young but do miss the Wooolworths, the counter, the grilled cheese and fountain Cokes my grandmother would buy me as a child. But the emotional attachment is to my sainted grandmother not the store. The store was the physical location of those fond memories.
12 I am positive that in the future Walmart will fall victim to the next big thing in retailing, which I predict will be online shopping that delivers to your door step everything you might need.
13 Just saying what I have witnessed in 53 years on the planet. Stay safe, captjack.  


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: captjack on February 06, 2009, 06:04:45 PM
We all will vote with our dollar which retailers will survive. Thanks for listening, captjack


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on February 09, 2009, 01:00:22 AM
Quote
Originally posted by videogamer75
I was just saying that Wal-Mart isn't full of nothing but cheap crap. Some of their products, like the Mainstays lamps, are actually pretty good quality and last for a good handful of years. That's ALL I'm trying to say. I think Kmart/Target are just as good and I do shop there. Sorry if I offended anyone with my opinion because I can see that a lot of people are opposed to it.  


sorry about that i kinda got out of hand with that and i should save it for the wal mart bashing thred and not for this one so just forget what i said lol


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 09, 2009, 05:16:47 PM
walmart  rules but the one  super walmart nare me  kind of needs to put a newsidewalk in  its got a big crack down the middle


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: kendra on February 09, 2009, 05:51:41 PM
Quote
Originally posted by captjack
1. Walmart is a business not a living thing.
2. Walmart has done an excellent job in promotion themselves as the price leader with good quality.
3. Walmart is the largest retailer in the world thus can dictate a wholesale price for their lines from their suppliers. Suppliers can choose not to sell to them, some have refused in the past.
4. Walmart has "replaced" many smaller retailers, as those retailers replaced those who came before them, it is a cycle.
5. Walmart is in the business of making a profit from volumn sales not quality of products.
6. Walmart did turn its' back on the Buy American campaign but did so to remain competitive with other reatailer who had shed their suppliers in this country when it served the bottom line. (Shame on all of them but that's another thread)
7. Walmart has a poor history of labor relations but so do many non union and union companies.
8. Walmart has cultivated the market place because it is not only smart in its product lines but in creating the illusion of great value for the asking price. Their current buying power is proof  on most items.
9. Walmart recognized that moving gradually into the urban areas would stimulate company growth. Yes their growth was large, rapid but it was measured and sustainable.
10 Walmart carries the majority of goods that Americans want to purchase or they would not be a success.
11 I am 53 years old or young but do miss the Wooolworths, the counter, the grilled cheese and fountain Cokes my grandmother would buy me as a child. But the emotional attachment is to my sainted grandmother not the store. The store was the physical location of those fond memories.
12 I am positive that in the future Walmart will fall victim to the next big thing in retailing, which I predict will be online shopping that delivers to your door step everything you might need.
13 Just saying what I have witnessed in 53 years on the planet. Stay safe, captjack.    


Great post. Probably one of the most objective offerings I've seen from anyone on the topic of Walmart, EVER. *applauds* :)

With that said, I, personally, am not a fan of Walmart, and avoid shopping there as a general rule, but at the same time I think a lot of folks waste a bit too much energy hating it. I don't like it -- for a variety of reasons -- so I don't spend my money there. Statement made. Done.

Worth noting, though, was, as someone pointed out a few posts back, Walmart's prices are not always the cheapest. They are on some of their products, sure, but those are the ones to get you in the door, and they jack up the prices on other things to make up for that. It's a standard procedure and everyone does it, not just Walmart, but I did want to emphasize that statement that was made earlier, as it it correct. It depends on what you're buying, though, I suppose...caveat emptor, or whatever, at any rate. ;)



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on February 11, 2009, 10:06:40 PM
Layoffs Hitting Bentonville. Over 800 Walmart employees from their corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas will be losing their jobs. Meanwhile the company plans on hiring more than 1000 workers for their stores and clubs nationwide.

http://www.kfsm.com/Global/story.asp?S=9823125


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 19, 2009, 10:13:47 AM
the walmart in north oxford  really needs to update its 15 years old and thers  trash cans all over the sttore filled with rusty water from the cealing that leaks i  thing ther was 10 diffant areas ware they got cealing tiles damaged  and missing do towater leaking in the store then the tvs  tough out the store arnt even working now


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mervyns on February 19, 2009, 05:46:43 PM
The one in Hempstead, Texas needs a remodel, an old 70's one. But I hate their latest designs.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 19, 2009, 06:05:47 PM
lol the one in oxford has been tough remoulding jobs but  ther roaf  just  keeps leaking  i went to the one in town tonight for a new fcamera droped mineand ther eltrice dept was busy 1 kid working phot and a lot of pepole needing help


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 20, 2009, 08:19:22 AM
i  usley  go to walmart    almost evey day  well to check gas prices then see  to check ift they started  ther addtion   ther gas station closes today to make room for  ther new parking lot then i guse ther going to add  a whole new entrance exit area on  route 20  and add traffic lights   as pasrt of ther addtion to be a super store i will post pics as progass happens  


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Whoser on February 20, 2009, 10:50:11 PM
I liked my Walmart before it became a SuperCenter, it kinda made things a little complicated.

To my surprise there are still Regular Walmarts in Norwich & Groton, you'd think they'd be supercenters by now.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on February 20, 2009, 11:22:02 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Whoser
I liked my Walmart before it became a SuperCenter, it kinda made things a little complicated.

To my surprise there are still Regular Walmarts in Norwich & Groton, you'd think they'd be supercenters by now.


just wait ten years every wal mart will probbley end up being a super center


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 21, 2009, 06:02:00 AM
yea but thers some good prices at super walmarts then grocey stores


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on February 21, 2009, 11:27:23 PM
Quote
Originally posted by wwefan101
yea but thers some good prices at super walmarts then grocey stores  

still i just dont trust wal mart with my produce and meat same go's for the target greatland and the super kmarts idk when i get food i go to a grocey store not a  super center


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 22, 2009, 05:53:12 AM
walmarts  meat prices arnt the best  wich is true thats what shaws and price chopper are for

\


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on February 22, 2009, 05:21:52 PM
Quote
Originally posted by captjack
1. Walmart is a business not a living thing.
2. Walmart has done an excellent job in promotion themselves as the price leader with good quality.
3. Walmart is the largest retailer in the world thus can dictate a wholesale price for their lines from their suppliers. Suppliers can choose not to sell to them, some have refused in the past.
4. Walmart has "replaced" many smaller retailers, as those retailers replaced those who came before them, it is a cycle.
5. Walmart is in the business of making a profit from volumn sales not quality of products.
6. Walmart did turn its' back on the Buy American campaign but did so to remain competitive with other reatailer who had shed their suppliers in this country when it served the bottom line. (Shame on all of them but that's another thread)
7. Walmart has a poor history of labor relations but so do many non union and union companies.
8. Walmart has cultivated the market place because it is not only smart in its product lines but in creating the illusion of great value for the asking price. Their current buying power is proof  on most items.
9. Walmart recognized that moving gradually into the urban areas would stimulate company growth. Yes their growth was large, rapid but it was measured and sustainable.
10 Walmart carries the majority of goods that Americans want to purchase or they would not be a success.
11 I am 53 years old or young but do miss the Wooolworths, the counter, the grilled cheese and fountain Cokes my grandmother would buy me as a child. But the emotional attachment is to my sainted grandmother not the store. The store was the physical location of those fond memories.
12 I am positive that in the future Walmart will fall victim to the next big thing in retailing, which I predict will be online shopping that delivers to your door step everything you might need.
13 Just saying what I have witnessed in 53 years on the planet. Stay safe, captjack.    


I doubt that online shopping will will replace regular shopping. I would like to see what I'm purchasing up close before buying it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 23, 2009, 06:40:00 AM
 yea i argree i want to see why im geting in person i will allways go the store to get whati want


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on February 27, 2009, 05:55:22 PM
walmarts gas station closed to make room for a super walmart
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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Mervyns on February 28, 2009, 02:04:12 PM
Quote
Originally posted by XDeSuEhTX
I dislike wal-mart just as much as the next guy, but you have to admit, somehow we end up there every once in a while. But did anyone notice the theme change? At my Wal-mart it is now back the the tan and brown like in the early 90's, the interior is redisigned with sections slightly moved around, and new wood stlye floors here and there. Doesn't really even feel like WM, but they can't try to hid under their new image, I still don't like em. :bigsmile:


I know this is an old post.

This sounds a lot like the Safeway "lifestyle" remodeling program which was first launched in 2005.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRJ22487 on March 01, 2009, 01:19:59 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/OldWalmartCarts.jpg)

There are tons of old Walmart carts behind the Walmart in Keene, NH (as well as a Brooks cart)
This cart was different than all of the others back there


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on March 01, 2009, 01:21:20 PM
 they moved things around the walmart nare me twice probley going to again  this spring when they make it in to a super store wich will open  by jaunaury  im so looking foward to it it  will be be closer to me  they beter add traffic lights geting out of the store sucks right now


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on March 03, 2009, 05:43:49 PM
Now I'm hearing July is when renovations will start at my Southington, CT store. So far all I can confirm is the FOODS section will move to the back of the store where the TOY DEPT is located currently and it will be much larger than the existing FOODS section.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on March 16, 2009, 01:50:17 PM
  man  in 1993  walmart wanted to tare down a drive in theater and they bicthed the store out for it  now a few pepoleare giveing them a hard time cause they want to  add more parking  a second entrnace exit and have traffice lightss at it   yea its at a busy intersection nare a busy road  but they need to do this to become and offical super walmart  it will make it safter geting in and out with the second road and  traffice lights   as far as i knew ther going otugh with the  addtion  parkking during it will suck with  3 to 4 roads closed off for  ther out side gardon area but  heck  this has been  out of date town needs a grocey satore  they might end up with 2


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on March 16, 2009, 03:19:28 PM
Quote
Originally posted by wwefan101
  man  in 1993  walmart wanted to tare down a drive in theater and they bicthed the store out for it  now a few pepoleare giveing them a hard time cause they want to  add more parking  a second entrnace exit and have traffice lightss at it   yea its at a busy intersection nare a busy road  but they need to do this to become and offical super walmart  it will make it safter geting in and out with the second road and  traffice lights   as far as i knew ther going otugh with the  addtion  parkking during it will suck with  3 to 4 roads closed off for  ther out side gardon area but  heck  this has been  out of date town needs a grocey satore  they might end up with 2


I barely understood a word you just said.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on March 16, 2009, 03:38:05 PM
 i kind of typed it to fast the town of oxford ma  wich didnet want a walmart in the frist place  is going to become a super walmart


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: kendra on March 16, 2009, 05:24:23 PM
Quote
Originally posted by DerangedHermit
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
Quote
Originally posted by DerangedHermit
Here comes the shitshow for the proposed East Patchogue location...now.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/ny-liwalm1612552059mar16,0,7323815.story


*Yawn* Losers. Get a freaking job. Find a boyfriend (or girlfriend). Get a pet.  


To be fair, it is in a pretty terrible location. It's at the intersection of a one-lane road that leads to a hospital (Hospital Road) and a highway that always chokes at that point (Sunrise Highway). Hospital Road and the two-way service road that would border Wal-Mart are both residential neighborhood roads.

The looming Walmart has also caused two stores (Shoprite and Walgreens) to scrap plans of building new stores in a nearby shopping center.  

I would support Wal-Mart if they found a better location than where they're picking (there are a few abandoned sites available), but as of right now? No, not a good idea.


Given this information, it does seem like a logistics issue more than, say, an ideological one.

I know it's easy to slam people who 'protest' this sort of thing, as it were, but often there are legitimate and logical reasons for their doing so. And of course, on the other side of the coin there are people that immediately hear the name "Wal-Mart" and start foaming at the mouth and brandishing figurative torches and pitchforks (or perhaps real ones, even) simply because of who the retailer is and what they believe they represent, which, IMO, is kind of silly (as I believe I mentioned earlier in this thread, or perhaps another one related to Wal-Mart, I personally think the best way to express one's dislike for a retailer is simply to not spend one's money there). Nevertheless, it's easy to therefore overlook the people that have concerns about it for realistic and legitimate reasons, such as possible traffic or zoning issues, or, even (though I know a lot of people like to scoff at such things), environmental ones. Certainly there are enough empty big-box corpses floating around that a retailer like Wal-Mart could refurb or expand one of those versus simply producing new construction. I'm currently seeing it right now in my home city. There's often really no need to build on a brand-new site. Sometimes there is, but I suspect this is the exception rather than the norm.

I'm not defending Wal-Mart protesters per se. I have never been one myself, though I was personally against their building a new Supercenter in here primarily because I really did not feel that it was necessary, and that they could easily have occupied, for example, the now-vacant Home Depot building that was abandoned when they decided to build a bigger building (and I was against that as well, as I also felt it to be unnecessary). However, I also don't think it is right to immediately dismiss people who do protest the construction of new big box stores, regardless of which store it is, as "losers" and so forth. It's best, I think, to examine peoples' motives and learn more about why they feel the way they do before pigeonholing them in such a disparaging way.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on March 16, 2009, 05:57:13 PM
Quote
Originally posted by kendra

Certainly there are enough empty big-box corpses floating around that a retailer like Wal-Mart could refurb or expand one of those versus simply producing new construction. I'm currently seeing it right now in my home city. There's often really no need to build on a brand-new site. Sometimes there is, but I suspect this is the exception rather than the norm.
 


This is exactly the situation in the area here. There's half an outlet center a mile away they could use, and a site of a former movie theater a few miles away on the LIE, across the road from Sam's Club.

But from what I hear, they don't want to cannibalize their business by putting Wal-Mart near Sams Club (although that Sams Club is actually next to a Target, lol). They also want to lease undeveloped land to tap into public funds. That way, they get their money and their tax breaks, and when that store no longer becomes useful, they desert it for greener pastures - though that's not really a smart idea on Long Island, where land is EXPENSIVE.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on March 21, 2009, 07:49:51 PM
Quote
Originally posted by EddieJ1984
Heres a picture from my cell phone of the Walmart at Franklin Mills Mall (just got a new sign last month) also the letters are a royal blue (I know they appear whitest since its at night and the light shows up much brighter on the cell phone pic)
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1818/walmartfm.jpg)
 


This store was built as a CARREFOUR.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on March 23, 2009, 05:28:36 AM
i took a few pics from oxford ma they puting out ther  gardon stuff so  the warm weather is  comeing

<a href="http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/stores/?action=view&current=walmartgardonshop2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/stores/walmartgardonshop2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]
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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on March 23, 2009, 06:56:00 PM
Southington, CT Remodel Update:

Remodel Begins July 09

Food Dept will move to where the Toy Dept is currently located. Food Dept. will be comparable in size to the new Target.

Electronics Dept will move to where the Infants Dept is currently located.

The Vision Center will move to where the Men's Dept is currently located (next to Subway, which is not scheduled for a remodel. If they want a remodel they have to pay for it themselves).

The Toy Dept will supposedly move to where the Vision center is currently located.

The Craft Dept will supposedly be down-sized and we will no longer be selling fabric.

No word yet on where the Men's and Infants Dept will be moved to.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on March 28, 2009, 01:44:27 PM
The Newington Wal Mart just got new carts this week. Was surprised to see them all today. They are SO much better than the old ones. They are all metal with a blue stripe across the handle and it has the nice new logo on it and the "protective crash guards" as I call them along the sides of the cart are blue too. The one negative thing about them is that they are a bit smaller than the old ones. It's hard to fit bigger items in the cart now as well as on the bottom. They even got new blue hand baskets with the new logo.

Any news on any other CT Wal Mart remodels?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on March 28, 2009, 03:51:30 PM
As we all know, Wal-Mart has phased out "Smiley". Not long ago, they wanted to trademark the smiley face. Well I was at Sears, and I saw a Joe Boxer display, with Wal-Mart-like smiley faces. So here I am at Sears, looking at a Kmart product line, with a symbol of Wal-Mart?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on March 29, 2009, 10:57:10 PM
Looks like a nice walmart, with crappy carts. lol


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on March 30, 2009, 01:43:50 PM
kool looking store  . i rember when i was 7  one of my cousions were down from maine i allways went off on my own  but my cousion ended up drageing me around the store it was sooooooo embersering i had to  kick her and hide with my other cousion nare the coumper section .


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on March 30, 2009, 04:57:53 PM
The Walmart in Wethersfield,CT near the Silas Deane Highway (near the big Dakota sign with the surprising still existing Ames sign underneath.) has the new logo. I saw it while we were heading home from Red Lobster on my birthday. It looks nice. :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on March 30, 2009, 05:49:32 PM
Quote
Originally posted by CTAmeshopper
The Walmart in Wethersfield,CT near the Silas Deane Highway (near the big Dakota sign with the surprising still existing Ames sign underneath.) has the new logo. I saw it while we were heading home from Red Lobster on my birthday. It looks nice. :bigsmile:


Hate to be a nag, but the Wal Mart off the Silas Deane is actually in Rocky Hill CT. It was the old Caldor and is steps away from the former Rocky Hill Ames. Nice to know that it has the new logo.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on April 09, 2009, 05:57:30 PM
Went to the Walmart on Farmington Ave in New Britain with Rodent on Tuesday. Worst Walmart I ever been too. Small, cramped, and outdated. Anyway I heard they're getting a remodel later this year too.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on April 11, 2009, 04:25:32 PM
Okay. From what I hear, the following CT Walmarts (in no particular order) will be remodeled in 09.

Queen Street Southington

Berlin Turnpike Newington

SuperCenter Wallingford

Farmington Ave New Britain


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: CTAmeshopper on April 11, 2009, 09:54:07 PM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
Okay. From what I hear, the following CT Walmarts (in no particular order) will be remodeled in 09.

Queen Street Southington

Berlin Turnpike Newington

SuperCenter Wallingford

Farmington Ave New Britain



rats, none of those are near me!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: DerangedHermit on April 12, 2009, 12:05:41 AM
Quote
Originally posted by Marc82
Went to the Walmart on Farmington Ave in New Britain with Rodent on Tuesday. Worst Walmart I ever been too. Small, cramped, and outdated. Anyway I heard they're getting a remodel later this year too.


The worst Wal-Mart on Long Island that I've been to is Riverhead, although the consensus is that the worst in all of LI is Valley Stream (where the employee got trampled to death).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on April 12, 2009, 04:53:21 PM
We're not doing much better in Southington. Yesterday an elderly woman ran over an employee who was walking back to the store from the parking lot after her break.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on April 14, 2009, 10:29:45 AM
Wal*Mart Hudson NH
<a href="http://s621.photobucket.com/albums/tt295/jmcnamara96/?action=view&current=JoesPictures355-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/tt295/jmcnamara96/JoesPictures355-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on April 24, 2009, 06:28:54 PM
According to a Monthly Report from the Town Manager of Newington CT, apparently the Newington Wal Mart on the Berlin Turnpike is going to get a remodel. Wal Mart supposedly applied for a permit to conduct a "general remodel" of the store, whatever that means.

The clothes and shoes area is quite new from a slight upgrade in 2006, but the rest of the store needs a facelift. They need new registers too. Hopefully they will get the things they need.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on April 24, 2009, 08:16:55 PM
Quote
Originally posted by AmesNewington
According to a Monthly Report from the Town Manager of Newington CT, apparently the Newington Wal Mart on the Berlin Turnpike is going to get a remodel. Wal Mart supposedly applied for a permit to conduct a "general remodel" of the store, whatever that means.

The clothes and shoes area is quite new from a slight upgrade in 2006, but the rest of the store needs a facelift. They need new registers too. Hopefully they will get the things they need.  

Well, it should look nicer, and if it's like the walmrt they renovated at franklin mills here in philly, there will be more blue stuff inside.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on April 25, 2009, 04:54:13 AM
  hehe  the walmart i go to in oxford ma has been appoved to become a super walmart. to become one they will have to remove  a   stone wall next the store  add an addtional 30 tousand square feet to the bulding and tare dow  ther gas station wich ther in the prograss off


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on May 02, 2009, 04:27:59 PM
Went to the Newington Wal Mart and within a week since I was last there, they tore up the store. They repainted sections of the store light blue (it makes the store look brighter) and it looks to me like the store will be overhauled completely. It looks as if the Pharmacy will be moved to the checkout area. Right now, there is just no rhyme or reason to the store at all. I really don't even recognize the store anymore.  

There's signs on the doors saying that the store will have a Grand Re-Opening on/around July 8, 2009. So, they will probably work fiercely every night until then to complete it. I can't wait. For one, the store was in bad shape in areas from so much traffic and secondly, I was getting tired of the layout. It was a maze and I hope they can change things for the better.

Coincidentally, their grand re-opening will likely coincide with the Grand Opening of Sam's Club down the road in Newington. As far as Sam's is concerned, there are signs indicating the gas station portion of the store will open in a few weeks.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on May 02, 2009, 06:12:50 PM
July is gonna be here soon. I'm not looking forward to working in the middle of a construction site. *Groan*


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on May 03, 2009, 05:46:25 AM
 and update of the oxford ma walmart they got the gas station down   and makeing it in to parking spaces heres 2 pics i got of  how far they got next they got to remove a stone wall so they can add another30 tousand square feet for ther grocey section
<a href="http://s199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/walmarts/?action=view&current=walmaroxfordmacomeingasuperwalmart.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa150/websterma101/walmarts/walmaroxfordmacomeingasuperwalmart.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket">[/url]
 this road  might not be ther after they add the parking spaces
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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Crawford on May 03, 2009, 02:38:47 PM
The North Attleborough Wal-Mart is being converted into one of those gigantic Super Wal-marts. It is weird because the store is open but has chunks taken out of it and all the stock shuffled around. This Wal Mart even pre conversion remains rather skanky, which surprises me because it is not like it is one of those nasty inner city ones. Also the Sam's Club in Seekonk is also having some sort of construction going on, are those being "biggie sized" as well?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: mikey7290 on May 15, 2009, 08:33:30 PM
I just heard today from a friend of mine that the old Wal-Mart on Rt. 37 across from the mall in Massena NY is no more.  He told me that when he and his wife drove by yesterday morning, they were tearing down the roof.  When they went by later that day, the entire building was gone, with just a concrete slab left.  

As for the Ogdensburg (NY) Wal-Mart, a friend of mine that works there tells me that the SuperCenter idea on Rt. 68 is dead.  The company is now planning to add onto the existing store on Ford Street and rearrange the departments (yet again).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on May 16, 2009, 05:40:55 AM
our walmart in oxford ma wont becomea super center until next year this year they spent a lot of money tareing down a gas station and makeing it in to an addtionall  50  to 100 parking spots  wich they need


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: momof3 on May 17, 2009, 03:15:04 PM
Went to the Newington ct walmart today and saw firsthand the remodel.
I fist want to say that even though I live in newington CT I always shopped other Walmarts, I found ours to be cramped and messy.
I get the impression that they are working hard to compete with the soon to be open Sams club Like Ames Newington said.  The remodeled areas were very neat and the registers were much more efficent.  The pharmacy was in the front of the store and the isles certainly were different.  I am going to go out on a limb and say I may really like this store if it continues this way.-


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on May 17, 2009, 03:51:49 PM
Hi momof3:

Let's face it, the Newington Wal Mart needed this remodel. The original set up of the store didn't fit well with the traffic patterns rotating throughout the day in the store. The aisles were TOO SMALL and after 8 years, were unkept and dirty. I love witnessing the transformation every week. The remodeling crew works awful hard day in and day out. In certain areas of the store, I stand there and think twice if I'm actually in the same Wal Mart. Unlike their little remodel of the clothing area in 2006, they are just about moving/shifting every department to a new location. They even moved the opening to the restroom area farther down to where the layaway/Site to Store area is. I couldn't tell you where everything used to be.

I do kind of like the Electronics where the Men's department was right when you walk down the aisle from the entrance. You automatically see the TV's going in the back of the store now. I also like the sleek new display for the cell phones.

I do think by July, the Newington store will be ready and ready to compete with Sam's.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on May 21, 2009, 01:40:28 AM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
Hi momof3:

Let's face it, the Newington Wal Mart needed this remodel. The original set up of the store didn't fit well with the traffic patterns rotating throughout the day in the store. The aisles were TOO SMALL and after 8 years, were unkept and dirty. I love witnessing the transformation every week. The remodeling crew works awful hard day in and day out. In certain areas of the store, I stand there and think twice if I'm actually in the same Wal Mart. Unlike their little remodel of the clothing area in 2006, they are just about moving/shifting every department to a new location. They even moved the opening to the restroom area farther down to where the layaway/Site to Store area is. I couldn't tell you where everything used to be.

I do kind of like the Electronics where the Men's department was right when you walk down the aisle from the entrance. You automatically see the TV's going in the back of the store now. I also like the sleek new display for the cell phones.

I do think by July, the Newington store will be ready and ready to compete with Sam's.  


Walmart already owns Sam's Club since both were started by Sam Walton, hence the names for his stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on May 22, 2009, 08:10:22 PM
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Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB
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Originally posted by MBZ321
I went to my Wal-Mart which was just remodeled a little while ago, and it is so dark in there! I don't know if it is the chinese light bulbs or what, but it is awful. The Kmart and Targer are 5x brighter. (This Wal-mart doesn't have the warehouse style ceiling):o




WOW THATS A FIRST A WAL MART WITH NO WAREHOUSE CEILING!:holysh::o


Sorry this is an old post, but only the newer Wal-Marts have warehouse ceilings (excluding Sam's Club)... how could you not know that?!! I was shocked when I discovered one WITH a warehouse ceiling!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on May 22, 2009, 08:15:30 PM
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Originally posted by MBZ321
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Originally posted by storehistoryguy
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Originally posted by MBZ321
Ancient Wal-Mart Check-Out Area Pic:
Probably from the early, early 80's(maybe from the 1st Supercenter they had?), when WalMart was a whole different company


Thats interesting. I don't remember those because Wal-Mart didn't come to my area until the mid 90's. The Warminster PA. location opened in 1995.



Actually, I think it was 1997. (My grandfather worked at this store for a few years until they started "locking him in" and he quit). I remember when it opened all the "Made in USA" signs and "Pennsylvania" signs showing patriotism...all painted over now.


To you, that was 1995 or maybe early 1996... the Quakertown store opened in 1996 (a later prototype) with a warehouse ceiling and all. Or are you thinking 1987?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Parrot32X on June 02, 2009, 07:33:09 PM
This is the Wal-Mart store in Whitesburg, KY. Like its cousin in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, this store is relatively small compared to the nearby Supercenters in the area. However, it used to have a snack bar until 2005, when they took it out and used it as extra retail space. It originally opened in 1984 and was expanded slightly in 1993. Here is a view of the building:

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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Parrot32X on June 02, 2009, 07:46:21 PM
Here is the former Wal-Mart building in Hazard, KY. It originally opened with the rest of the Black Gold Plaza in 1989 and was expanded in 1992. Unlike the one in Whitesburg (located 31 miles away from Hazard), this one had a pharmacy and a restaurant of some kind (first a McDonald's from the mid 90's until 1999, then a snack bar until it closed in 2004.) It relocated about 3 miles away on Highway 80 to a new Supercenter on April 14, 2004. (I was there at its grand opening, by the way.) Meanwhile, this building was vacant until 2007 when Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) decided to open a Medical Mall, essentially a giant clinic. Also, a Veteran's Clinic is located in the right-hand side of the building next door to Shoe Sensation. It should be noted that they drastically remodeled it so much a person couldn't tell it was a Wal-Mart in the first place! Here's a view of the building:

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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Parrot32X on June 02, 2009, 07:52:50 PM
Here is the current Wal-Mart in Hazard that opened on April 14, 2004. It is so far the only Wal-Mart Grand Opening that I have ever been to in my life. Like most Supercenters, it has a gas station which opened on the same day as the main store. It also originally had a snack bar until 2005, when they put a Subway restaurant inside the store. Here is a view of the building:

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Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on June 03, 2009, 02:10:55 PM
In manchester NH Walmart will close there store and build a super center near a small commuity on a former car lot


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailfan on June 03, 2009, 05:21:31 PM
There closing the Walmart in Manchester That store isnt very old if its the one accross from Mall Of NH  there was one in Hookset Nh  also that i remember and also the one in Bedford  i used to go to when i worked at ritz on second st  From what i hear  Ritz closed up that store I also worked at the Caldor in Bedford till it closed up for good


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 03, 2009, 11:53:04 PM
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Originally posted by retailfan
There closing the Walmart in Manchester That store isnt very old if its the one accross from Mall Of NH  there was one in Hookset Nh  also that i remember and also the one in Bedford  i used to go to when i worked at ritz on second st  From what i hear  Ritz closed up that store I also worked at the Caldor in Bedford till it closed up for good  

niooo they are moving the one in Manchester. up the road


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on June 05, 2009, 04:24:05 AM
Connecticut Update:

SuperCenter in Wallingford - Remodel 90% Complete.

Newington - Grand Reopening scheduled for July 8th.

Sams Club Newington - Gas Station open. Store opens July 22nd. (or was that July 20th? They sent a recruiter to Southington last week to sign up customers and employees)

Waterbury - Remodel Currently in Progress (started not too long a go)

Southington - Remodel will start within 2 week of the Grand Reopening of Newington.

New Britain - Remodel still slated for later this year. (Not sure when)

Hartford - Rumors Still abound about conversion to SuperCenter. Company Official will not confirm or deny at this time.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on June 05, 2009, 07:30:21 AM
Newington is moving along. Right now it is a war zone. A lot of progress is made each day. I was in there on Wednesday and Thursday of this week and significant changes were made from Weds. to Thurs. The night workers must work very hard. They even have dozens of workers there in the day (weekdays only hopefully) moving shelving. I still can't figure out where every department will be by completion of the project, however, some departments have found their permanent new home. The old Toy department next to where the Hardware/Auto/Paint area will now be the Food Center. As opposed to their current one aisle freezer section, they seem like they are expanding their frozen selection quite a bit. There are about 3 aisles of freezers now and the aisles of food and drinks are next to the freezers like before, however, the aisles are wider and the selection is larger. Next to the food department is the pet department. They seem to have located their "essential" items to the back of the store now instead of the front where they were. It seems to be a marketing strategy. You have to walk by the "non-essential" items such as clothing and furniture to get to the food and health/beauty items. (Clever). The exterior is starting to be worked on as well. The entrance and exit doors have been replaced and I think the green paint scheme is going in favor of blue. One entrance (the right side) is blocked off completely.

In closing, they reopened the Pharmacy in its spot and now have moved the Vision Center to the small box next to the registers and are re-doing that. There are still a few departments left untouched like Home Furnishings, Housewares and Seasonal. I hope they will get updated as well. Right now, the Seasonal/Garden department is the only department STILL featuring the brown painted walls. Hopefully it will end up blue like the rest of the store. They still have a month, so I'm waiting to see how things turn out.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on June 05, 2009, 08:51:26 PM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
As opposed to their current one aisle freezer section, they seem like they are expanding their frozen selection quite a bit. There are about 3 aisles of freezers now and the aisles of food and drinks are next to the freezers like before, however, the aisles are wider and the selection is larger.


Yeah in Southington the new Food Section is expected to move into the spot where The Toy and Pet Departments are located. They want the food section to be around the size of the food section of the new Target and they have a huge food dept. Heard toy dept is going into the Vision Center. The Vision Center is going next to Subway where the Mens Dept is. Not sure where the pharmacy is going. Electronics is going where The Boys/Infant Depts is now. Yeah. Put it right there where the fire exit is so there will be more shop lifting. Most of the employees want to see the blueprints, but management wont show them to us. We just got our new metal shopping carts on Monday. The Gray Plastic ones are on their way back to Bentonville to be recycled. And we also now got Blue Box DVD/Game Rentals. (Just like RedBox at Price Chopper and Stop & Shop).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: mikey7290 on June 06, 2009, 12:02:30 AM
While I was in Massena NY on Monday (6/1), I passed the site of the old 92,000 sf Walmart store.  It has been torn down.  The parking lot is still there but there is nothing more than a concrete slab where the store once stood.  I am planning to go to Massena in the next week or so and will try to get both pics of the old site and the new superstore.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on June 06, 2009, 02:16:52 PM
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Originally posted by mikey7290
While I was in Massena NY on Monday (6/1), I passed the site of the old 92,000 sf Walmart store.  It has been torn down.  The parking lot is still there but there is nothing more than a concrete slab where the store once stood.  I am planning to go to Massena in the next week or so and will try to get both pics of the old site and the new superstore.


I have pics of the old WAl-mart in MAssena


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: shakethis1234 on June 06, 2009, 02:36:08 PM
walmart in massena tore the old store down cause they were having trouble selling the property.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on June 10, 2009, 08:13:21 AM
A public hearing for the remodel in Southington is being held on Tuesday June 23rd at 7PM.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on June 10, 2009, 04:34:17 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82
A public hearing for the remodel in Southington is being held on Tuesday June 23rd at 7PM.


I'd fight it, since they intend to remodel/relocate stores every 7 years.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on June 10, 2009, 05:19:56 PM
Newington has just recieved new registers. They're all blue, even the register number signs. The cashiers now have touch screen operating registers instead of the keyboards. The registers seem a bit smaller than the old ones. There are only about 4 registers set up as of right now. The rest of the new registers are sitting in their new intended spots in packaging. I'm impressed with these registers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on June 10, 2009, 06:58:25 PM
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Originally posted by nims57
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Originally posted by Marc82
A public hearing for the remodel in Southington is being held on Tuesday June 23rd at 7PM.


I'd fight it, since they intend to remodel/relocate stores every 7 years.


Most companies remodel/revamp their stores every 5-10 years. The only difference is this time around Walmart is moving everything around. And our store isn't going anywhere. There is no space anywhere in Southington (or nearby Plainville) to build a SuperCenter. We don't like our current location, but we have no other choice. We offered to buy-out the other tenants in the plaza in 2007 so that we could rip it down and build a SuperCenter. Every tenant accepted a buy-out offer except for ACCU-VISION. You know what they said? "We've been in the same location for 20+ years. Many of our clients are elderly and wouldn't be able to find us if we moved." So the buy-out offer was removed from the table.

You know something? If I had a business and  Walmart offered me money to relocate my business, I would say to them "When shall I bring the moving truck?"


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on June 11, 2009, 03:04:07 PM
 walmat in oxford is 15 pluse years old and still the same well soon to  be a super store


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on June 11, 2009, 05:02:13 PM
The Walmart in Halifax, MA will become a supercenter, but will remain at about 100,000 sq ft, because it was not permitted to expand.  Now the nearby Stop & Shop wants to fight the Walmart renovation.

Do Walmart supercenters have a large natural foods area, like most supermarkets?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: wwefan101 on June 11, 2009, 05:18:43 PM
walmart in oxford has been fighting  tobecome a super store for years  i was tould ther goign to break ground in the spring of 2010 for the 30tousand sq feet grocey section frist they got to remove part of a stone  cliff  then i guse begain bulding to open in  late 2010 to early 2011


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on June 29, 2009, 04:47:12 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82
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Originally posted by nims57
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Originally posted by Marc82
A public hearing for the remodel in Southington is being held on Tuesday June 23rd at 7PM.


I'd fight it, since they intend to remodel/relocate stores every 7 years.


Most companies remodel/revamp their stores every 5-10 years. The only difference is this time around Walmart is moving everything around. And our store isn't going anywhere. There is no space anywhere in Southington (or nearby Plainville) to build a SuperCenter. We don't like our current location, but we have no other choice. We offered to buy-out the other tenants in the plaza in 2007 so that we could rip it down and build a SuperCenter. Every tenant accepted a buy-out offer except for ACCU-VISION. You know what they said? "We've been in the same location for 20+ years. Many of our clients are elderly and wouldn't be able to find us if we moved." So the buy-out offer was removed from the table.

You know something? If I had a business and  Walmart offered me money to relocate my business, I would say to them "When shall I bring the moving truck?"


Walmart has been relocating/expanding stores often since 1987. Your store opened in 2002! How could you not like your current location? Maybe they should plan before opening in former Bradlees/Caldor/Jamesway stores, etc.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on July 01, 2009, 11:19:51 AM
BREAKING NEWS:

The Wal-Mart in New-Britain, CT is closing. It will close on August 31, 2009.

So much for the re-model of that store. This is a really weird development. I couldn't believe it, but from what I've heard, this location was too small and dirty. I have only been there twice at the most when the new location first opened in 2001, and even then, I found it to be way too small.

One thing not clearly stated in the articles both on WTNH and WFSB was that the current New Britain location didn't open in Sept. 1997. That was when the former Slater Road location opened. Like I mentioned, the current Farmington Ave. location opened some time in 2001.

I remember when Caldor was where the Wal Mart is now. I wonder if something will replace it. It sure didn't take long for this store to fail.  

Link to article from WTNH:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/news_wtnh_new_britain_walmart_close_200907011110


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 01, 2009, 05:35:25 PM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
BREAKING NEWS:

The Wal-Mart in New-Britain, CT is closing. It will close on August 31, 2009.

So much for the re-model of that store. This is a really weird development. I couldn't believe it, but from what I've heard, this location was too small and dirty. I have only been there twice at the most when the new location first opened in 2001, and even then, I found it to be way too small.

One thing not clearly stated in the articles both on WTNH and WFSB was that the current New Britain location didn't open in Sept. 1997. That was when the former Slater Road location opened. Like I mentioned, the current Farmington Ave. location opened some time in 2001.

I remember when Caldor was where the Wal Mart is now. I wonder if something will replace it. It sure didn't take long for this store to fail.  

Link to article from WTNH:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/news_wtnh_new_britain_walmart_close_200907011110


As the news made it's way over to Queen Street Southington we were all shocked, but not at all surprised. We heard that there was a lot of internal theft at the New Britain Store. (Of course there was also alot of external theft there too). We really don't want any of those employees working at our store in Southington. We don't need those kinds of problems.  (Southington is in the Top 5 of Top Performing Stores in Hartford District).  Plus we're all worried our working hours will be cut.

That being said, you don't usually hear about Walmart closing stores. Usually the only time we close stores is if a replacement store is built.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on July 01, 2009, 05:52:13 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
BREAKING NEWS:

The Wal-Mart in New-Britain, CT is closing. It will close on August 31, 2009.

So much for the re-model of that store. This is a really weird development. I couldn't believe it, but from what I've heard, this location was too small and dirty. I have only been there twice at the most when the new location first opened in 2001, and even then, I found it to be way too small.

One thing not clearly stated in the articles both on WTNH and WFSB was that the current New Britain location didn't open in Sept. 1997. That was when the former Slater Road location opened. Like I mentioned, the current Farmington Ave. location opened some time in 2001.

I remember when Caldor was where the Wal Mart is now. I wonder if something will replace it. It sure didn't take long for this store to fail.  

Link to article from WTNH:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/news_wtnh_new_britain_walmart_close_200907011110


As the news made it's way over to Queen Street Southington we were all shocked, but not at all surprised. We heard that there was a lot of internal theft at the New Britain Store. (Of course there was also alot of external theft there too). We really don't want any of those employees working at our store in Southington. We don't need those kinds of problems.  (Southington is in the Top 5 of Top Performing Stores in Hartford District).  Plus we're all worried our working hours will be cut.

That being said, you don't usually hear about Walmart closing stores. Usually the only time we close stores is if a replacement store is built.


Marc, do you know all of the Top 5 performing stores in the Hartford region?

And internal theft can shut a store down. It doesn't surprise me.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 01, 2009, 05:56:05 PM
I will see if I can find out that info.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on July 01, 2009, 06:49:49 PM
Quote
Originally posted by AmesNewington
BREAKING NEWS:

The Wal-Mart in New-Britain, CT is closing. It will close on August 31, 2009.

So much for the re-model of that store. This is a really weird development. I couldn't believe it, but from what I've heard, this location was too small and dirty. I have only been there twice at the most when the new location first opened in 2001, and even then, I found it to be way too small.

One thing not clearly stated in the articles both on WTNH and WFSB was that the current New Britain location didn't open in Sept. 1997. That was when the former Slater Road location opened. Like I mentioned, the current Farmington Ave. location opened some time in 2001.

I remember when Caldor was where the Wal Mart is now. I wonder if something will replace it. It sure didn't take long for this store to fail.  

Link to article from WTNH:

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/news_wtnh_new_britain_walmart_close_200907011110


Serves them right. Why did they relocate after FOUR years!? FOUR years!?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 01, 2009, 08:44:43 PM
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Originally posted by nims57
Serves them right. Why did they relocate after FOUR years!? FOUR years!?


Spoken like a true person who does know their a** from a hole in the ground.

Walmart had no say in the matter. After Caldor closed its doors Walmart snatched up the property to keep a competitor from opening a store there. They were using the site for storage. Well they didn't keep the site very presentable and it made the city look bad. (It already is bad but that's a story for another time). Neighbors complained to the mayor's office. And finally then mayor of New Britain - Lucian Pawlak told WALMART they either had to do something  with the property or sell it. So the renovated it and moved their store their from Slater Road. And leased (or sold) their Slater Road property to Webster Bank who now uses it for corporate offices.

And whomever stated 01 as when they opened on Farmington Ave was mistaken. It was actually 03. (or 04)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on July 02, 2009, 10:54:23 AM
Wal-Mart shutting down one store in CT without a replacement! This is something that almost never happens...

The New Britain Wal-Mart will close on Aug. 31, the first time Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has shut down one of its Connecticut locations without replacing or relocating the store.

The store's 162 workers learned of the closure Wednesday morning.

Chris Buchanan, a Wal-Mart spokesman, said the New Britain store at 655 Farmington Ave. is closing because it "did not meet the company's expectations." Employees will be eligible for positions at other Wal-Mart and Sam's Club locations, Buchanan said.
http://www.courant.com/business/hc-newbritain-walmart-closes.artjul02,0,4646630.story


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 05, 2009, 11:18:10 PM
why why why is the Wal-mart in NEW Britain closing, its the only store like that for miles? WHY CANT THEY MOVIE IT TO A SUPERCENTER?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 06, 2009, 07:11:23 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
why why why is the Wal-mart in NEW Britain closing, its the only store like that for miles? WHY CANT THEY MOVIE IT TO A SUPERCENTER?


Too much INTERNAL THEFT. It's always been like that, dating back to when they were located on Slater Road.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 06, 2009, 09:36:39 PM
why did Wal-mart move from the old Location in NEw britian years ago?

why can't they move to a Supercenter?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 07, 2009, 06:18:32 PM
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Originally posted by d_fife
why did Wal-mart move from the old Location in NEw britian years ago?


From a previous post of mine above:

Walmart had no say in the matter. After Caldor closed its doors Walmart snatched up the property to keep a competitor from opening a store there. They were using the site for storage. Well they didn't keep the site very presentable and it made the city look bad. (It already is bad but that's a story for another time). Neighbors complained to the mayor's office. And finally then mayor of New Britain - Lucian Pawlak told WALMART they either had to do something with the property or sell it. So the renovated it and moved their store their from Slater Road. And leased (or sold) their Slater Road property to Webster Bank who now uses it for corporate offices.

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why can't they move to a Supercenter?


There's not a suitable site in New Britain, Berlin, or Plainville for them to build a SuperCenter and furthere more there are rumors Flatbush Ave in Hartford will be converted to a SuperCenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on July 07, 2009, 06:43:14 PM
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Originally posted by mikey7290
While I was in Massena NY on Monday (6/1), I passed the site of the old 92,000 sf Walmart store.  It has been torn down.  The parking lot is still there but there is nothing more than a concrete slab where the store once stood.  I am planning to go to Massena in the next week or so and will try to get both pics of the old site and the new superstore.


I saw that too


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on July 12, 2009, 02:55:18 PM
In Texas and Arizona Walmart has launched a Hispanic grocery store concept called Supermercado del Walmart. The two stores opened in former Neighborhood Market locations and target the Hispanic Consumer. So far these 2 locations are gonna be the only Supermacado del Walmart locations.

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5676N820090708?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on August 09, 2009, 02:53:33 PM
Well the days are now numbered, this store formerly a Zayre and Ames will be closing next week. Walmart has built a new home for itself on route 3A in Hooksett.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on August 09, 2009, 03:00:26 PM
The new home of Walmart in Hooksett. This was the first time I drove up into the property. The store is massive and is flashing it's new decor package.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRJ22487 on August 22, 2009, 09:54:57 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/EvolutionKeeneWalmart.jpg)

The ongoing evolution of the Keene, NH former Bradlees
This building was originally a Grant's

Picture 1) Late 70's/Early 80's - 2001 Bradlees (Picture by another member of this board)
Picture 2) 2003-July 2009 Walmart (Picture by Me)
Picture 3) August 2009 Walmart (Picture by Me)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on August 22, 2009, 10:29:36 AM
I wonder why Wal-Mart is painting most of their remodeled stores brown/tan. Shouldn't they be blue?

In the second picture, Wal-Mart's exterior (not the part with the sign; its more to the right) looks like the exterior of a Shaw's.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on August 22, 2009, 12:08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82
In Texas and Arizona Walmart has launched a Hispanic grocery store concept called Supermercado del Walmart. The two stores opened in former Neighborhood Market locations and target the Hispanic Consumer. So far these 2 locations are gonna be the only Supermacado del Walmart locations.

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5676N820090708?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0


The Neighborhood Markets closed?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 22, 2009, 05:05:00 PM
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Originally posted by nims57
The Neighborhood Markets closed?


No. Just the two mentioned in the article. Also as a company employee I can tell you also out in Houston they've also launched a Hispanic-oriented Warehouse Club called Mas.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on August 22, 2009, 10:32:39 PM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
I wonder why Wal-Mart is painting most of their remodeled stores brown/tan. Shouldn't they be blue?

In the second picture, Wal-Mart's exterior (not the part with the sign; its more to the right) looks like the exterior of a Shaw's.  


Good catch AmesNewington, in fact there is a Shaw's next to this Walmart in Keene, NH.
And from what I can see in my area the brand new Hooksett, NH store + a bunch of renovated stores all got a brand new coat of tan and brown paint. This matches the new interior colors that are rolling out into stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on August 22, 2009, 10:52:00 PM
They are going for the earth tones for their stores now


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: catsnap1972 on August 23, 2009, 07:12:46 AM
The blue motif of past years is obsolete...they're pretty much going with tans and browns now.  Some stores in the past 5 years were opened with green/white motifs but I'm not sure if any new stores are being built or remodeled with that paint scheme any longer.

(and obviously the newer builds/remodels are getting the new logo sign where feasible)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on August 26, 2009, 08:37:11 PM
Primarily to Marc82:

Have you heard what is going on with the Manchester CT Wal-Mart? That location was supposed to be converted to a SuperCenter and move to South Windsor. I assume that deal fell through. Is this store going to be remodeled? Last I saw of it, it had the mid-90s exterior probably since it opened. I know this was the first Wal-Mart in Connecticut opened in the '92-'93 period.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XISMZERO on August 26, 2009, 10:12:41 PM
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Originally posted by dmx10101
They are going for the earth tones for their stores now


It appears that way. Many Walmart stores being remodeled under the new "sunburst" logo design contain brown/tan or forest green colored jobs.

Many locations in Connecticut are getting the remodel this year (Rocky Hill, Southington, Wallingford, Newington -- that I know of).

Here's the one in Wallingford, CT on Rt. 5 which is still a "Supercenter" but doesn't don the name anymore. Taken August 2009.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 27, 2009, 06:34:01 AM
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Originally posted by AmesNewington
Primarily to Marc82:

Have you heard what is going on with the Manchester CT Wal-Mart? That location was supposed to be converted to a SuperCenter and move to South Windsor. I assume that deal fell through. Is this store going to be remodeled? Last I saw of it, it had the mid-90s exterior probably since it opened. I know this was the first Wal-Mart in Connecticut opened in the '92-'93 period.  


Dang dude, I haven't heard anything about this since the article was in The Hartford Courant over a year and a half ago. Anyway I'm against the idea. If Walmart wants a Supercenter in Manchester they can buy the abandoned section of the Manchester Parkcade.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on August 27, 2009, 06:37:53 AM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
Many locations in Connecticut are getting the remodel this year (Rocky Hill, Southington, Wallingford, Newington -- that I know of)

Actually Rocky Hill was done last year (along with Avon). Other stores being done this year include Waterbury and Danbury. Bristol will be getting an expanded food section next year and Cromwell will be completely over-hauled next year.

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Here's the one in Wallingford, CT on Rt. 5 which is still a "Supercenter" but doesn't don the name anymore. Taken August 2009.


Question about the Super Center in Wallingford. A couple people told me it's in the old Super K-Mart. Other says Super K-Mart was ripped down and The Super Center was built in its place. Anyone know the truth?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: scottw73 on August 27, 2009, 09:41:57 PM
it was a Super K-Mart, when they closed down the Kmart  in the first or second wave of closings, the Walmart relocated to this location from where Bj's is now.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XDeSuEhTX on September 03, 2009, 05:18:45 PM
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Originally posted by catsnap1972
The blue motif of past years is obsolete...they're pretty much going with tans and browns now.  Some stores in the past 5 years were opened with green/white motifs but I'm not sure if any new stores are being built or remodeled with that paint scheme any longer.

(and obviously the newer builds/remodels are getting the new logo sign where feasible)


Around here it's tan and brown with blue still on the front and center wall. Our old Walmart non-supercenter was tan and brown in the 80's and early 90's.

Walmart can't fool me, I know its evil, no matter the color.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on September 13, 2009, 11:06:42 AM
Will the remodeled CT Walmarts be selling fresh food (like produce, bakery, deli)?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on September 13, 2009, 11:30:28 AM
It is me or many Supercenters remodeled with the new colors and logo are no longer called Supercenters?



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on September 13, 2009, 11:43:16 AM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
It is me or many Supercenters remodeled with the new colors and logo are no longer called Supercenters?

 

It's beginning to look that way...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on September 13, 2009, 05:31:17 PM
A lot of the super centers that are around here now close at midnight and no longer offer the 24 hour shopping convenience?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on September 13, 2009, 05:54:54 PM
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Originally posted by standa
Will the remodeled CT Walmarts be selling fresh food (like produce, bakery, deli)?


No (aside from the SuperCenter in Wallingford), but they are expanding the food options.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on September 13, 2009, 05:56:10 PM
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Originally posted by ShopKoFan
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Originally posted by Zayre88
It is me or many Supercenters remodeled with the new colors and logo are no longer called Supercenters?

 

It's beginning to look that way...


I don't have any info, but maybe they're gonna do away with the Supercenter name and just call them Walmarts regardless of the size. I know Target is phasing out the name Greatland and Super Target.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: XISMZERO on September 13, 2009, 06:33:30 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82...maybe they're gonna do away with the Supercenter name and just call them Walmarts regardless of the size.


My educated guess tells me they will strip stores of the "Supercenter" name in place for just "Walmart." Perhaps they will slowly phase it out. It appears to be the company strategy of fresh and new.

My question is will they keep former Supercenters open 24 hours?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on September 13, 2009, 07:38:14 PM
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Originally posted by Marc82
Quote
Originally posted by ShopKoFan
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Originally posted by Zayre88
It is me or many Supercenters remodeled with the new colors and logo are no longer called Supercenters?

 

It's beginning to look that way...


I don't have any info, but maybe they're gonna do away with the Supercenter name and just call them Walmarts regardless of the size. I know Target is phasing out the name Greatland and Super Target.


They are phasing out Greatland. SuperTarget is going nowhere anytime soon.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on September 18, 2009, 07:00:38 PM
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Originally posted by videogamer75
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in phillipsburg nj that opened in fall 1997 and 130,000 sq.ft. and seems to want to move nearby as a supercenter, which will be the first supercenter in nj.


No, actually the one in Turnersville, NJ became the first NJ supercenter in 2005 I believe. I think it may have been the first general Walmart in NJ too. It opened in the mid 80's according to my parents


I think the first Supercenter in NJ might have been in Old Bridge or something like that (Asbury Park area).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on September 18, 2009, 07:44:32 PM
No, it was in Turnersville, NJ. It was the first Wal-Mart discount store in NJ back in 1991, and was expanded to also become the first Supercenter in NJ in 2005.



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on October 02, 2009, 10:03:16 PM
The Walmart of Hooksett, NH is now empty. They are in their new home up on route 3A.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on October 02, 2009, 10:04:09 PM
The sign is now missing from the building.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 03, 2009, 07:44:39 AM
Remodeled Walmart in Newington NH, a former HQ (Home Quarters Warehouse).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on October 03, 2009, 10:43:49 AM
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Originally posted by gu4ever
The sign is now missing from the building.


Was that one a Zayre?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on October 03, 2009, 01:03:29 PM
Quote
Originally posted by nims57
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Originally posted by gu4ever
The sign is now missing from the building.


Was that one a Zayre?

It sure was. It was a really nice store, the entrance lobby shown in the photo originally was part of the sidewalk outside. This was changed to accomodate more space around guest service and the checkouts when Walmart took over.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JoeC2364 on November 04, 2009, 11:59:08 AM
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Originally posted by d_fife
wal-mart in hamburg ny (near buffalo)


this store just  closed and relocated to a new super center down the road and is the biggest one in the area.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on November 05, 2009, 08:54:09 AM
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Remodeled Walmart in Newington NH, a former HQ (Home Quarters Warehouse).


Was this Walmart made into a supercenter?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on November 11, 2009, 02:10:20 PM
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Originally posted by standa
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Originally posted by Zayre88
Remodeled Walmart in Newington NH, a former HQ (Home Quarters Warehouse).


Was this Walmart made into a supercenter?


nope.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on November 11, 2009, 02:11:37 PM
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Originally posted by XISMZERO
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Originally posted by Marc82...maybe they're gonna do away with the Supercenter name and just call them Walmarts regardless of the size.


My educated guess tells me they will strip stores of the "Supercenter" name in place for just "Walmart." Perhaps they will slowly phase it out. It appears to be the company strategy of fresh and new.

My question is will they keep former Supercenters open 24 hours?


they will and why are there some supercenters that are not called Supercenters


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on November 12, 2009, 09:07:32 PM
According to The Caldor Rainbow, the original New Britain WM was on the site of a former Bradlees/Stop & Shop. It then was a Price Club warehouse that was vacant for 5 years.

This new store is officially called a Supercenter. It was built on the site of a former Two Guys/Jamesway/Rickel plaza: http://walmartstores.com/FactsNews/NewsRoom/8912.aspx

But here is the actual store. It was planned before they had the new logo. Photo credit videogamer75: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nintendo85/3320973084/in/set-72157622545750612/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on November 13, 2009, 01:07:26 PM
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Originally posted by nims57
According to The Caldor Rainbow, the original New Britain WM was on the site of a former Bradlees/Stop & Shop. It then was a Price Club warehouse that was been vacant for 5 years.


Nick's website was wrong there. It was a Bradlees/Shoprite back in the day. Back when Shoprite was called "Mott's Shoprite. A lot of the CT area Shoprites were Mott's back in the day." It was a big shopping center called Stanley Plaza. Even though my parents lived in New Britain til 1983 they're unsure of when they ripped down the rest of the Stanley Plaza that was later Walmart (now a big corporate office for Webster Bank). The site was also used as a distribution warehouse for Nestle Candy Company sometime between Bradlees and Walmart. They left for Minor Street in Bristol even tho it was nowhere near I highway.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on November 13, 2009, 11:31:10 PM
The new Walmart logo at night. This logo capture is from the new store in Hooksett, NH.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on December 22, 2009, 02:14:32 PM
The produce and bakery departments at the new Walmart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on December 22, 2009, 04:36:13 PM
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow Walmart was supposed to have those stupid Zhu-Zhu hamsters for $8 beginning at 7AM each day. Talked to a friend of mine at the Southington Store yesterday and he said no one came in to buy them. :roll:


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jmcnamara96 on January 03, 2010, 03:49:48 PM
Different view of the Keene NH Walmart before second renovation


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on January 03, 2010, 03:58:53 PM
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Originally posted by jmcnamara96
Different view of the Keene NH Walmart before second renovation

A red Walmart sign?!! I've never seen one of those in my travels.......


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on January 03, 2010, 05:45:02 PM
Quote
Originally posted by gu4ever
A red Walmart sign?!! I've never seen one of those in my travels.......


I'm so mad at myself. I never took a picture of the Waterbury, CT store before the remodel. That one was different too. Before they remodeled the background behind the sign was red. Never saw that before. I've also never been in that Walmart despite being in that plaza a few times.

Walmarts I've been in - Manchester CT, Cromwell CT, New Britain CT (before and after they relocated. Now Closed), Southington CT, Bristol CT, and Hinsdale? NH. (Not sure. It's somewhere North of Keene? We went there to pick up a few things before going to our hotel in Brattleboro VT back in '01).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on February 21, 2010, 11:15:39 PM
A few PA Wal-Mart status updates:

Warminster: This is a typical early 90's store, built in 1995 on the site of a former Channel home center. Like many WMs of the era, it had a "Radio Grill" snack bar. The front was ripped off completely. This store was already repainted around the sides a while ago. Channel is not to be confused with Rickel, which there was nearby, so the Channel closed early. Warminster could use a Supercenter since the Pathmark of many years nearby closed. There also was a Food Fair/Pantry Pride that was later a Genuardi's nearby, now a Petco.

Hilltown: This store was built around the same time, but has a different exterior design. I think it was built during a "transitional" period for the company. The store is dim since the light fixtures were made more "efficient". A while ago, the Radio Grill closed for a Subway. The store smells because of this. It used to smell like cigarette smoke. A McDonald's was just built in front of the store. They are currently expanding to a Supercenter. This will be convenient since the Clemens (former Super G) closed.

Quakertown: Built in 1996, this was one of their first stores to have a "warehouse" ceiling. The store has the new paint job and logo. They plan to expand, which will be good since the Acme next door closed. The Acme was actually completed later. Yet again, the Radio Grill was replaced by Subway.

Harleysville: This was a typical early 90's WM except for the paint job and sign. It now has the new logo. Unless they drive them out, this one will not be expanding, being next to a Giant (former Clemens).  


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRJ22487 on February 22, 2010, 06:07:50 AM
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Originally posted by gu4ever
A red Walmart sign?!! I've never seen one of those in my travels.......

I'm so mad at myself. I never took a picture of the Waterbury, CT store before the remodel. That one was different too. Before they remodeled the background behind the sign was red. Never saw that before. I've also never been in that Walmart despite being in that plaza a few times.

Walmarts I've been in - Manchester CT, Cromwell CT, New Britain CT (before and after they relocated. Now Closed), Southington CT, Bristol CT, and Hinsdale? NH. (Not sure. It's somewhere North of Keene? We went there to pick up a few things before going to our hotel in Brattleboro VT back in '01).

I think the closest Walmart north of Keene is Claremont, NH Supercenter (One of the older supercenters I know of.) Hinsdale and Rindge are both closer in NH than Claremont, and both are close to Brattleboro VT, but both are South of Keene

Now the Keene Walmart last year, before they painted it brown and changed the logo, they were actually keeping it all entirely the same, and just repainting the letters blue instead of red. They had the blue letters up for no more than a week, when they tore it all down and went a completely different direction with it, painting the front brown and adding the sunburst logo. I found it strange that for that week period they repainted the old logo, simply to tear it down days later and redo the whole thing.

However I know the reason it was red in the first place, was because the owners of the plaza would not allow them to paint the building blue, but had to keep it yellow to match with Shaws next door instead. I've also read here that many former Bradlees were red Wal-Mart stores.

Riverside Plaza in Keene....what I would do for a perfect picture of the entire front of the plaza from 2000 or older, when it was still Bradlees/Brooks/Shaws/Red Lobster/Fleet Bank


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on February 23, 2010, 10:06:42 AM
A few PA Wal-Mart status updates:

Warminster: This is a typical early 90's store, built in 1995 on the site of a former Channel home center. Like many WMs of the era, it had a "Radio Grill" snack bar.. The front was ripped off completely. This store was already repainted around the sides a while ago. Channel is not to be confused with Rickel, which there was nearby, so the Channel closed early. Warminster could use a Supercenter since the Pathmark of many years nearby closed. There also was a Food Fair/Pantry Pride that was later a Genuardi's nearby, now a Petco.

I believe this store didn't open until 1997 if I remember correctly.This entire store was actually completely gutted except for the three walls. It looks nothing like it did before. Whenever I have been in this store since it reopened, it is definitely less busy. They really didn't expand the store any, so all the departments got shrunk to make room for food. (And even the grocery section was not that busy). There is lots of grocery competition in the area, so I'm guessing most never migrated over to Walmart. (There is a Giant and a Wegmans not too far away that competes very well with Walmart.) Shop Rite was also another major player in Warminster, but they are temporarily closed as they switch owners and remodel.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nims57 on February 24, 2010, 06:19:13 PM
Why the heck would they have gutted it so much? What is with the repainting of so many stores? Why are they expanding some stores and downsizing others? These are just rhetorical questions, no offense to you.

And 1995/1997 is not a big difference, but I still think it was 1995. Their new stores changed a lot around 1996. They had actually been using their "classic" prototype since about 1987. Ten years is a long time for them to stick with anything. An example of a later design is the Quakertown store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: videogamer75 on February 24, 2010, 06:55:26 PM
If they switched designs in 1996, I guess the Wal-Mart in Hammonton, NJ was one of the last few stores with it. It opened up in January 1996 (which I learned thanks to a Google news archive search).



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Marc82 on March 03, 2010, 05:06:58 PM
The Walmart in Manchester, New Hampshire will be replaced by a new Super Center built on the site of an abandoned grocery warehouse. It got the approval.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Walmart+wins+as+opponents+pack+City+Hall&articleId=e52c23d6-31fc-4ea1-80ce-3937c288b716


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: gu4ever on March 03, 2010, 09:59:24 PM
The Walmart in Manchester, New Hampshire will be replaced by a new Super Center built on the site of an abandoned grocery warehouse. It got the approval.

http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Walmart+wins+as+opponents+pack+City+Hall&articleId=e52c23d6-31fc-4ea1-80ce-3937c288b716
And this store location just finished getting it's warm brown paint colors and new interior graphic pack + the entire store got moved around and around and around... But it's done and it looks pretty good for Walmart. Funny probably next year this time it will be closed for the new mentioned location!!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRJ22487 on April 02, 2010, 02:46:25 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v41/CorporateA/more/foo025.jpg)
Walmart Supercenter in Claremont, NH taken today
I believe it was built in 1994??
My parents remodeled the food section in the early 2000's


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on September 20, 2010, 06:55:30 AM
I went to the Bristol, Connecticut Walmart on Saturday. I usually avoid that store because it's on Route 6 (Farmington Ave) and there's way too much gridlock on that street. Anyway this not-quite 10 year old store needs a remodel. Not only does the building and sign sport the old logo, the store is very cramped. I forget the actual square footage of the store (maybe 104,000?) but they scaled it down because people were complaining about it. (Even though Route 6 is the major commercial retail strip in Bristol the property Walmart is on backs up to a residential neighborhood).

 This store was originally supposed to be in Plainville on the corner of Route 177 and Northwest Drive, but the town fought and sued them for years to keep them out, so they built in Bristol instead. I should mention that Plainville has been suffering from a major budget crisis for the last several years. Me thinks they should've let the Walmart get built.

Had not this store in Bristol not been under construction when Caldor closed down in '99 they said they would've taken over the former Caldor (which became K-Mart and now Price Chopper). At 85,000 the former Caldor would've made a smaller Walmart and one wonders if Walmart moved in there would they have expanded into the vacant space next to the store.

It's interesting to think what-if. What if Walmart had moved into the old Caldor? Would Price Chopper (which is now in the old Caldor) have found a location to open a store in Bristol? What would be built on the property where the Walmart now stands? Would they still be trying to find a developer to build on the property? Or would that be where Price Chopper would've built their store? Obviously if Walmart had taken over the Caldor K-mart would'nt have been in Bristol, but they didn't even last 4 years.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on September 25, 2010, 09:57:35 AM
Walmart in Dover NH.  The former main entrance of the smaller, non-supercenter store is sealed off:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5022585059_3bc2cb1cc2.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on September 25, 2010, 05:52:34 PM
Walmart in Dover NH.  The former main entrance of the smaller, non-supercenter store is sealed off:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/5022585059_3bc2cb1cc2.jpg)

They've done this with other "add-on" locations also - since those entrances tended to be quite near one side or the other of the store, when additions are made (often to both sides of the building, depending on where space is available, of course) they usually wind up kind of in the "middle" and thus not where they want one of the two doors to be.

Most of the stores of that time (in our area, they started building them in the mid 90's, so most are from that time frame) were pretty much identical, with the exception that if you entered at the right side everything was to the left, and if you entered on the left, everything was to the right - so basically mirror images of each other.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 25, 2010, 03:13:47 PM
2 of my friends who work at the Southington, CT Walmart tell me that they will be removing the Domestics Department from the Bristol, CT store and replace it with a Produce Dept. Apparently they want to be a participant in the W.I.C. program and they can't until they add a Produce Dept because you can use W.I.C. to get some produce. W.I.C. is a government program - Women Infants Children.


Meanwhile I went to the Super Center in Wallingford for the first time the other day. I was amazed. It was the first time I had been to a Super Center. They weren't all open but including 4 self-checkouts they had 27 checkout lanes. (They're right next door to the Wallingford Shoprite where I currently work).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on November 28, 2010, 11:23:25 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the Walmart Supercenter in Saint Marys, GA
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5003/5214474731_6704acb2fd_z.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4112/5214475397_02aa6f6821_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on November 28, 2010, 11:26:25 AM
And here'sa pic of a Walmart Supercenter in Lumberton, NC:
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5083/5215068872_a8279fd333_z.jpg)
I took this pic from the parking lot of the Best Western that was across the street.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 18, 2011, 09:13:30 PM
Walmart plans on expanded and remodeling it's 10 year old Bristol, Connecticut store.

http://www.bristolpress.com/articles/2011/04/18/news/doc4dacef03585b0515272291.txt


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on April 18, 2011, 09:41:57 PM
Marc, if you ever are near the Berlin Turnpike in Newington, stop in to the Walmart. This is probably one of the most neglected, understocked, dirty and disorganized Walmarts in the central CT area. Not to mention they have many rude employees to boot. My family refuses to shop there now. The Southington one is very nice though.

For a dept. store, I go with my mom up to the Cromwell Kmart. It may be an older, outdated store, but it is neat and organized, they usually have enough of each item they sell, their sales are good, and most of the staff are pretty nice to deal with, especially at customer service. I'd say the Cromwell Kmart is one of the best Kmarts left in CT. It seems to do well enough.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on June 15, 2011, 12:17:37 PM
Per the Northeast Time this week:
Walmart will be closing its location on Franklin Mills Boulevard (which started out as a carrefour) and be moving to the vacant boscov's store (Which was Steve & Barry's for a year or 2 afterwards) in Franklin Mills Mall and will be a Super Walmart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on June 21, 2011, 10:32:15 PM
Per the Northeast Time this week:
Walmart will be closing its location on Franklin Mills Boulevard (which started out as a carrefour) and be moving to the vacant boscov's store (Which was Steve & Barry's for a year or 2 afterwards) in Franklin Mills Mall and will be a Super Walmart.


Hmm..I didn't see this until I responded in the other thread. I guess Franklin Mills is getting some life back in it. I wonder if they will have a mall entrance as well. In other cases of Walmart moving into malls, they don't always leave a mall entrance. Also, will be interesting to see if the Pathmark (former SuperFresh) goes bust in the same complex.
Not good for the strip centers that border the mall though. Now, I was real young but I remember a Service Merchandise being around the mall. Was this in the carrefour space prior to Walmart? Was there anything else there in between Carrefour and Walmart?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on June 22, 2011, 11:44:15 AM
Yea I was thinking too that the pathmark there wont have too long once the super walmart opens. Also I would say the mall is cetaonly doing good now since a couple years ago, when you would always hear rumours that the mall will close.
For the females, it has a regular victorias secret, a huge forever 21 (it took up the whole side of stores where that tropic concession stand was).
The only glaring vacancy the mall still has is that closed pharmor, and some of the main food court (where johnny rockets was, still empty).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on June 23, 2011, 05:01:47 AM
Per the Northeast Time this week:
Walmart will be closing its location on Franklin Mills Boulevard (which started out as a carrefour) and be moving to the vacant boscov's store (Which was Steve & Barry's for a year or 2 afterwards) in Franklin Mills Mall and will be a Super Walmart.


Hmm..I didn't see this until I responded in the other thread. I guess Franklin Mills is getting some life back in it. I wonder if they will have a mall entrance as well. In other cases of Walmart moving into malls, they don't always leave a mall entrance. Also, will be interesting to see if the Pathmark (former SuperFresh) goes bust in the same complex.
Not good for the strip centers that border the mall though. Now, I was real young but I remember a Service Merchandise being around the mall. Was this in the carrefour space prior to Walmart? Was there anything else there in between Carrefour and Walmart?
After Carrefour left the USA, their building was split into several stores.  Service Merchadise was located in the Boaters World location, by Raymore & Flannigan is currently.  Bradlees was the far end by Super Fresh/Pathmark.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on August 06, 2011, 11:03:00 AM
Walmart plans on expanded and remodeling it's 10 year old Bristol, Connecticut store.

http://www.bristolpress.com/articles/2011/04/18/news/doc4dacef03585b0515272291.txt

Another article: http://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-bristol-walmart-0806-20110805%2C0%2C900243.story


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on November 12, 2011, 12:38:33 AM
Walmart will be expanding into the Regal Cinemas space in Falmouth, ME after a long tussle with the Planning Board.  Still to be determined is how long the Regal will be lingering, especially with a state-of-the-air six-screen cinema set to open next week in Freeport.

http://www.theforecaster.net/content/n-falmouth-walmart-site-plan-expansion-110311
http://www.pressherald.com/news/curtain-rising-in-freeport_2011-11-11.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on November 12, 2011, 06:22:45 AM
Walmart will be expanding into the Regal Cinemas space in Falmouth, ME after a long tussle with the Planning Board.  Still to be determined is how long the Regal will be lingering, especially with a state-of-the-air six-screen cinema set to open next week in Freeport.

http://www.theforecaster.net/content/n-falmouth-walmart-site-plan-expansion-110311
http://www.pressherald.com/news/curtain-rising-in-freeport_2011-11-11.html

That store sure is small. The majority of stores in Maine are now Supercenters or larger than their original size.  The Falmouth store used to be a Kmart and the Cinemas was originally the Kmart Food store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on November 12, 2011, 09:23:48 AM
The food stores next to Kmart in Falmouth, Scarborough and Auburn (at least) were Shop 'n Save.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on January 13, 2012, 06:23:21 PM
Okay. It's been 9 or 10 month since the article about the expansion of The Bristol, Connecticut Walmart first appeared in the paper. They were supposed to have a public hearing about it, but I never heard anything. In the meanwhile they have not expanded nor have the remodeled.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 01, 2012, 06:59:35 PM
Walmart in Newington, CT will be adding a 27,000 Square foot addition. They will be demolishing a Basset Furniture Store in the plaza to accomplish this.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on February 02, 2012, 02:24:10 PM
Walmart in Newington, CT will be adding a 27,000 Square foot addition. They will be demolishing a Basset Furniture Store in the plaza to accomplish this.

U beat me to this so I assume its going to be a supercenter (if walmart even still uses those type of stores). I remember when walmart first wanted to come to newington, they wanted to build a supercenter, but the town rejected that.

I wonder what will happen to Basset.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on February 16, 2012, 06:46:13 PM
I read a Walmart Neighborhood Market will open in the former Adam's, previously Edwards store in West Hartford, CT.  There seems to be an over abundance of food stores in that town.

http://simsbury.patch.com/articles/bishops-corner-pulls-in-two-national-retailers


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on February 16, 2012, 08:35:52 PM
I read a Walmart Neighborhood Market will open in the former Adam's, previously Edwards store in West Hartford, CT.  There seems to be an over abundance of food stores in that town.

http://simsbury.patch.com/articles/bishops-corner-pulls-in-two-national-retailers

That's because all people do in that town is shop. I know, I work in one of them. Uggh!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 26, 2012, 06:15:15 PM
I don't know who the landlord is, but on April 4th there will be a Foreclosure Auction on the property in New Britain, Connecticut where Walmart operated its store until 2009 when they shut down the store. The property includes the former Walmart building, which is somewhere between 80000 and 87000 Sq. Feet and a Bank of America Branch. Both buildings were originally constructed in 1973. Starting bid is $300,000. Whoever is the winning bidder has to pay the money to the bank. The landlord stopped paying the mortgage in May 2011.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 02, 2012, 09:43:15 PM
Walmart in Newington, CT will be adding a 27,000 Square foot addition. They will be demolishing a Basset Furniture Store in the plaza to accomplish this.

U beat me to this so I assume its going to be a supercenter (if walmart even still uses those type of stores). I remember when walmart first wanted to come to newington, they wanted to build a supercenter, but the town rejected that.

I wonder what will happen to Basset.

Here's the Walmart Plaza website on the Landlord's website. It looks like they're also going to have to knock out Staples to expand Walmart. http://retail.vno.com/property_home.aspx?propid=49


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on April 13, 2012, 08:33:07 PM
This is the site of the former K-Mart/Shop 'n Save which opened in 1972. K-Mart vacated the space in 1997, and Walmart came in a year later. The vacant Shop 'n Save space was taken over by a Flagship Cinema in 1995, which was bought by Australian cinema operator Hoyts in 1997 and then by Regal in 2003 when Hoyts exited the US market. In subsequent years Cinemagic (a resurrection of sorts of the old Canad chain, which itself was bought by Hoyts in 1997 and sold to Regal in 2003) has taken the Portland area by storm and Regal has now completed its exit from the Portland market; they are down to two theaters in Maine in Brunswick and Augusta.

(http://www.theforecaster.net/files/imagecache/large/2012/04/10/regal_cinemas.jpg)

http://www.theforecaster.net/news/print/2012/04/11/regal-cinemas-goes-dark-ahead-walmart-expansion-fa/119531


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 24, 2012, 02:48:32 PM
Walmart in Newington, CT will be adding a 27,000 Square foot addition. They will be demolishing a Basset Furniture Store in the plaza to accomplish this.

U beat me to this so I assume its going to be a supercenter (if walmart even still uses those type of stores). I remember when walmart first wanted to come to newington, they wanted to build a supercenter, but the town rejected that.

I wonder what will happen to Basset.

Here's the Walmart Plaza website on the Landlord's website. It looks like they're also going to have to knock out Staples to expand Walmart. http://retail.vno.com/property_home.aspx?propid=49

Hope Not... that Staples was an old Shop and Save Supermarket... (no, not Hanniford!)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on May 23, 2012, 02:06:12 PM
The walmart I frequent here in NE Philly near Grant Ave on the Roosevelt blvd, has changed!
Before
(http://img542.imageshack.us/img542/4111/grantwalmartb4.png)
After
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/588/grantwalmartnow.png)
I have a feeling the green awnings are probably gonna get changed.
update: nah they stayed after all lol.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nysw3636 on May 26, 2012, 07:19:42 AM
Thought I'd share this...

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120524/NEWS/120529848


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 04, 2012, 03:36:43 PM
Walmart Neighborhood Market is looking to take the former Shaw's in Bristol, Connecticut.

http://www.bristolpress.com/articles/2012/06/04/business/doc4fcd0a249f5fd248750973.txt

I guess that means plans for the expansion of their regular store in Bristol fell through.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nysw3636 on June 12, 2012, 02:21:15 PM
More info on the Monticello, NY Walmart possibly shutting down...

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120612/NEWS/206120337


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on June 18, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
About time...they expanded the grocery section of the existing WMT a few years ago but it was rather underwhelming. The store is seriously undersized and doesn't offer the variety that most WMT shoppers expect. Between this and Market Basket possibly coming to town, things are about to get interesting for Hannaford and Shaw's.

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/90591-walmart-060712


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on June 18, 2012, 07:49:47 PM
About time...they expanded the grocery section of the existing WMT a few years ago but it was rather underwhelming. The store is seriously undersized and doesn't offer the variety that most WMT shoppers expect. Between this and Market Basket possibly coming to town, things are about to get interesting for Hannaford and Shaw's.

http://www.conwaydailysun.com/index.php/newsx/local-news/90591-walmart-060712

I've read that Walmart would now be the anchor store at the proposed shopping center in Seabrook.  A Supercenter would replace the initially proposed Target store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on June 18, 2012, 08:20:26 PM
http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1901564061/Super-Walmart-possible-anchor


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on June 18, 2012, 08:30:17 PM
http://www.boston.com/businessupdates/2012/06/15/walmart-abandons-plans-for-stores-somerville-watertown/qxuVe4YamCi8LhUlt8TutO/story.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: nysw3636 on July 14, 2012, 01:42:31 PM
After a LONG battle, Napanoch, NY store breaks ground. You have about a week to get your pictures of the former Ames and Grand Union buildings...

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120714/NEWS/207140314


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on December 06, 2012, 01:49:26 AM
Finally, we are getting another Walmart in Vermont.

http://www.wcax.com/story/19219489/wal-mart-breaks-ground-in-st-albans


And one of the smallest walmarts in the country is expanding (Berlin, Vermont)

http://www.wcax.com/story/20150297/berlin-wal-mart-to-expand


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on December 06, 2012, 02:47:51 PM
A hearing will be held in January regarding the building of a 2nd Walmart in Manchester, CT on Spencer Street on the site of the former KMART. The new store will be a Supercenter. A hearing the other night went until Midnight without a final decision. The owner of Shoprite Plaza across the street is looking at suing Walmart.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-zoning-meeting-1204-20121203,0,4641333.story


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on December 06, 2012, 09:53:30 PM
Finally, we are getting another Walmart in Vermont.

http://www.wcax.com/story/19219489/wal-mart-breaks-ground-in-st-albans


And one of the smallest walmarts in the country is expanding (Berlin, Vermont)

http://www.wcax.com/story/20150297/berlin-wal-mart-to-expand

Did they actually ever expand the store in Bennington?  I know they got approval via a town referendum quite some time ago, but it hadn't been done (or at least it didn't look like it was) the last time I was in the area (which was, admittedly a while back now).

I would have thought that one was in the same range as the quoted 65,000 Sq Ft for Berlin, maybe even less than that given it was an old 5&10 building they reused.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on December 18, 2012, 05:34:59 PM
So I have heard plans for the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, Connecticut have fallen through.

Meanwhile the Walmart in Cromwell, Connecticut is undergoing a remodel. Rumor has it it's going to become a super center.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on December 18, 2012, 05:52:09 PM
So I have heard plans for the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, Connecticut have fallen through.

Meanwhile the Walmart in Cromwell, Connecticut is undergoing a remodel. Rumor has it it's going to become a super center.

I sure hope the Cromwell Walmart will not put Kmart out of business.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on December 18, 2012, 06:08:02 PM
So I have heard plans for the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, Connecticut have fallen through.

Meanwhile the Walmart in Cromwell, Connecticut is undergoing a remodel. Rumor has it it's going to become a super center.

how big is that store anyways? isnt just expanding to add the grocery part? I know whats what there doing in Newington. Once Bassett leaves, they will be knocking that part down to expand the Newington Walmart (another 20,000 FS) to add the grocery part.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Jstar1994 on December 19, 2012, 01:45:41 AM
The walmart in cromwell is expanding to about 160,000 sq ft. and will be like wallingford. It will be complete by july 2013


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on January 05, 2013, 08:55:00 PM
Our local Walmart here in Avon, Ohio, is expanding. From the looks of things right now, they're actually matching the "50 shades of beige" exterior that the building currently has (it matches the across-the-highway Avon Commons plaza's design) instead of redoing the entire exterior in the Walmart-Brown that most other Walmarts get during their expansion/renovation.

Here's what it looked like originally:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/74434630.jpg)

And, here's an artist's rendering of what it should look like when it's completed in July:

(http://o4.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/PATCH/resize/600x450/http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/patch/1ef219fea82054e6934d2b17390a7417)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on January 22, 2013, 07:58:12 PM
Quote
Wal-Mart continues Canadian expansion ahead of Target launch

Chain will have added 73 locations within a year by the end of January

Walmart Canada will continue to expand its presence over the next year, which will mark the arrival of its main U.S. rival — Target.

Walmart plans to complete at least 36 additional Supercenter projects by the end of next January — bringing the total number of locations by then to 388.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2013/01/22/business-walmart-canada.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on January 23, 2013, 02:50:21 AM
A Walmart coming to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has drawn a mixed response
http://vtdigger.org/2013/01/22/margolis/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on January 24, 2013, 07:56:03 PM
A Walmart coming to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has drawn a mixed response
http://vtdigger.org/2013/01/22/margolis/

That is the stuff that really makes me hate my fellow Vermonters.

"It’s a familiar rallying cry, one used for years by locals campaigning to get a big box chain store to move in. It paints a bleak scene. Picture the thousands in Orleans, Essex, and perhaps Caledonia counties forced to spend hours and burn gallons to cross the Connecticut River."

Hate to break it to the writer, but this already happens.  Go to Walmart in either Littleton NH or Woodsville NH and half the cars in the parking lot are going to be from Vermont.

Instead, he writes, they should go to Pick & Shovel, because they sell clothes too.  Sorry, but just because a Hardware store sells pants and socks doesn't mean it's a viable clothing store.  If the only two places to buy clothes are Pick & Shovel and Tractor Supply Co, you know something is wrong.  The writer claims Walmart will make people poorer.  So your only option for clothes is to buy $45 jeans and an $8 pair of socks locally, or drive 100 miles round trip to JC Penny or 130 miles to a Walmart.

Is a low income family of five going to drop $400 on clothes or spend $25 in gas to go to Walmart and buy clothes there?  People will, and do, drive the 130 miles to walmart.

_____________________________


"Also along that road, and in danger of extinction, are three drug stores, a stationery supply store, a carpet store, a farm implement dealers, two auto parts stores, two sporting goods stores, a small supermarket and an Agway.

Even closer are two supermarkets, a Shaw’s and a Price Chopper, either or both of which could be put out of business by a new Walmart."


Three Drug Stores - Two Rite Aids and a Kinney Drug
Stationary Supply Store - ???
Carpet Store - ???
Farm Implement Dealer - Tractor Supply Co (or the tractor dealership???)
Two Auto Parts Stores - (three actually) Advanced Auto, Bond Auto Parts, and Sanel Auto Parts
Two Sporting Goods Stores - Olympia Sports and ???
Small Supermarket - Vista Foods



First of all, Advanced Auto Parts is sandwiched right between Bond and Sanel. All three stores are right in a row. Advanced Auto didn't put either of them out of business.  Walmart certainly doesn't sell enough auto parts to put any of them out.

Tractor Supply Co, really.  They think Walmart would put Tractor Supply in danger of going out of business?

And Walmart putting chain Drug Stores out of business?  How many Walmarts have Drug Stores next to them?  How many chain drug stores has walmart forced out of business?

The Small Supermarket - Vista Foods seems to be doing quite well despite there being both a Shaws and a Price Chopper just up the street. 

Shaws and Price Chopper - Oh please.  See my comments above about drug stores.

And about the Carpet store, since when does walmart sell carpet?


_____________________________


Lastly, many people know that Canadians often come to the USA to shop for the cheaper prices and lower taxes.  Has anyone thought that maybe building a Walmart 4 miles past the Canadian border could potentially attract Canadian shoppers?  Canadian Shoppers already come to the USA, they just bypass Derby and head south to areas with actual stores. Might Walmart get Canadians to stop in Derby?  Perhaps while they are in Derby they will venture down into town and shop at some of the locally owned stores.

Whats better, being unemployed and paying exorbitant prices, or having a minimum wage job and access to cheap goods?



I love this quote from the NYT about Dollar General wanting to go to Chester VT.

“Most of the people in Chester now are people who have come from someplace else,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s like a lot of Vermont. Why come to a place like this only to have it turn into the kind of place you were trying to leave?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/us/dollar-store-plans-divide-vermont-residents.html?_r=0

That's the flatlander attitude we all love to hate. The 'we came here from out of state, we know what's better for the state than you do' attitude.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 14, 2013, 05:50:51 AM
The Hartford, CT store is being expanded into a Supercenter.

http://courantblogs.com/ct-real-estate/walmart-to-expand-hartford-store-into-supercenter/

Of course there's some mis-information in the article. Bristol's Walmart is not becoming a Supercenter. They're getting a Neighborhood Market.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on February 14, 2013, 06:13:14 AM
The Hartford, CT store is being expanded into a Supercenter.

http://courantblogs.com/ct-real-estate/walmart-to-expand-hartford-store-into-supercenter/

Of course there's some mis-information in the article. Bristol's Walmart is not becoming a Supercenter. They're getting a Neighborhood Market.

The Hartford store is a mess to begin with. How are they going to support a supercenter with such unsanitary conditions. Are they also trying to put every store out of business? Newington is getting a supercenter too. That better not prevent a good grocery store from coming in to the old Foodmart when that day comes. Go away Walmart!!!!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 14, 2013, 08:49:35 AM
There is a need in Hartford for a Supercenter. There is a serious lack of supermarkets in Hartford. They have Stop & Shop. They 2 locations of the discount chain Save-a-Lot (I think). And the have several locations of Hispanic Chains Bravo Supermarket and C-Town. That's all aside from the small little bodegas.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on February 16, 2013, 12:23:45 PM
A Walmart coming to Vermont's Northeast Kingdom has drawn a mixed response
http://vtdigger.org/2013/01/22/margolis/

That is the stuff that really makes me hate my fellow Vermonters.

"It’s a familiar rallying cry, one used for years by locals campaigning to get a big box chain store to move in. It paints a bleak scene. Picture the thousands in Orleans, Essex, and perhaps Caledonia counties forced to spend hours and burn gallons to cross the Connecticut River."

Hate to break it to the writer, but this already happens.  Go to Walmart in either Littleton NH or Woodsville NH and half the cars in the parking lot are going to be from Vermont.

Instead, he writes, they should go to Pick & Shovel, because they sell clothes too.  Sorry, but just because a Hardware store sells pants and socks doesn't mean it's a viable clothing store.  If the only two places to buy clothes are Pick & Shovel and Tractor Supply Co, you know something is wrong.  The writer claims Walmart will make people poorer.  So your only option for clothes is to buy $45 jeans and an $8 pair of socks locally, or drive 100 miles round trip to JC Penny or 130 miles to a Walmart.

Is a low income family of five going to drop $400 on clothes or spend $25 in gas to go to Walmart and buy clothes there?  People will, and do, drive the 130 miles to walmart.

_____________________________


"Also along that road, and in danger of extinction, are three drug stores, a stationery supply store, a carpet store, a farm implement dealers, two auto parts stores, two sporting goods stores, a small supermarket and an Agway.

Even closer are two supermarkets, a Shaw’s and a Price Chopper, either or both of which could be put out of business by a new Walmart."


Three Drug Stores - Two Rite Aids and a Kinney Drug
Stationary Supply Store - ???
Carpet Store - ???
Farm Implement Dealer - Tractor Supply Co (or the tractor dealership???)
Two Auto Parts Stores - (three actually) Advanced Auto, Bond Auto Parts, and Sanel Auto Parts
Two Sporting Goods Stores - Olympia Sports and ???
Small Supermarket - Vista Foods



First of all, Advanced Auto Parts is sandwiched right between Bond and Sanel. All three stores are right in a row. Advanced Auto didn't put either of them out of business.  Walmart certainly doesn't sell enough auto parts to put any of them out.

Tractor Supply Co, really.  They think Walmart would put Tractor Supply in danger of going out of business?

And Walmart putting chain Drug Stores out of business?  How many Walmarts have Drug Stores next to them?  How many chain drug stores has walmart forced out of business?

The Small Supermarket - Vista Foods seems to be doing quite well despite there being both a Shaws and a Price Chopper just up the street. 

Shaws and Price Chopper - Oh please.  See my comments above about drug stores.

And about the Carpet store, since when does walmart sell carpet?


_____________________________


Lastly, many people know that Canadians often come to the USA to shop for the cheaper prices and lower taxes.  Has anyone thought that maybe building a Walmart 4 miles past the Canadian border could potentially attract Canadian shoppers?  Canadian Shoppers already come to the USA, they just bypass Derby and head south to areas with actual stores. Might Walmart get Canadians to stop in Derby?  Perhaps while they are in Derby they will venture down into town and shop at some of the locally owned stores.

Whats better, being unemployed and paying exorbitant prices, or having a minimum wage job and access to cheap goods?



I love this quote from the NYT about Dollar General wanting to go to Chester VT.

“Most of the people in Chester now are people who have come from someplace else,” Mr. Cunningham said. “It’s like a lot of Vermont. Why come to a place like this only to have it turn into the kind of place you were trying to leave?”

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/us/dollar-store-plans-divide-vermont-residents.html?_r=0

That's the flatlander attitude we all love to hate. The 'we came here from out of state, we know what's better for the state than you do' attitude.

This journalist is a typical LIBERAL Wal-Mart hater.  It will make people poorer??? How, Mr. Margolis?

Sorry to bring politics into here...but that journalist is Wal-Mart bashing...bet he never to one...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 23, 2013, 04:29:43 PM
Confirmed: Walmart has started construction on a Supercenter in Waterbury, Connecticut near the Kohl's on East Main Street. Rumor unconfirmed: Their existing store on Wolcott Street will become a Sam's Club.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on March 16, 2013, 12:16:19 PM
Newington CT Walmart is 132,263 SF. When bassett furniture leaves, they will plan on knocking that part down and expanding Walmart to add another 20,000 SF to add their grocery part of it sometime this year.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on March 20, 2013, 05:33:51 PM
An update on our Walmart's conversion: The second entrance is officially open for business. The "new food side entrance" is still there, but leads right into a now-outset "Clearance Wall" that extends out from the temporarily-closed Regal Nails to hide work on the food side. Customer Service is moving to behind the Pharmacy (in an inset room right next to the second entrance), with the new Vision Center right across the way. Subway should be coming back at some point - it's been closed for months now, and its old home has been demolished in the work for the food side - along with the addition of the standard Super Walmart fare of a bank, hair salon, and whatever else is up front. Everything's in random places right now, but I think that things are starting to come together. I highly doubt that the Garden Center will remain the home of "Paper and Cleaning" and whatever else is over there right now. Toys & Games has moved to that side, and is in the process of being set. Sporting Goods has a nice new counter, as does the new Paint Center.

The big reopening is slated for the end of July. Once they get the new side wall finished, it shouldn't take too long to get everything situated. The only obstacle remaining on that side is Customer Service, which will likely be moved to its new home within the next month. They'll demolish that whole side and open it up, then they'll set up the new aisles/coolers, and it'll be open before we know it!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on March 22, 2013, 10:10:21 AM
An update on our Walmart's conversion: The second entrance is officially open for business. The "new food side entrance" is still there, but leads right into a now-outset "Clearance Wall" that extends out from the temporarily-closed Regal Nails to hide work on the food side. Customer Service is moving to behind the Pharmacy (in an inset room right next to the second entrance), with the new Vision Center right across the way. Subway should be coming back at some point - it's been closed for months now, and its old home has been demolished in the work for the food side - along with the addition of the standard Super Walmart fare of a bank, hair salon, and whatever else is up front. Everything's in random places right now, but I think that things are starting to come together. I highly doubt that the Garden Center will remain the home of "Paper and Cleaning" and whatever else is over there right now. Toys & Games has moved to that side, and is in the process of being set. Sporting Goods has a nice new counter, as does the new Paint Center.

The big reopening is slated for the end of July. Once they get the new side wall finished, it shouldn't take too long to get everything situated. The only obstacle remaining on that side is Customer Service, which will likely be moved to its new home within the next month. They'll demolish that whole side and open it up, then they'll set up the new aisles/coolers, and it'll be open before we know it!

That how they did it when the made an old Wal-Mart into a supercenter here in Tampa.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on March 25, 2013, 09:36:06 PM
I figured that was the standard "Walmart layout," since most other supercenter stores are laid out in that same format. (I visited the location in Steelyard Commons outside of Cleveland last week. They have a Subway/Auntie Anne's hybrid cafe!)

As far as the "second entrance" is concerned, it's now the "main entrance," and the old entrance is now fenced off from the outside. On the inside, the entire front and left side of the store (where the old Customer Service, nail salon, Subway, and the Vision Center were) is boarded up for further renovation. They'll probably redo the 'old entrance' in order to be able to house carts down there. The registers are still in the same place right now. They'll likely be replaced when the remodel gets closer to completion, because it looks strange with the old "express registers" butting right up against the construction wall.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: IGA/Kmart Is Forever! on March 26, 2013, 01:33:10 PM
This journalist is a typical LIBERAL Wal-Mart hater.  It will make people poorer??? How, Mr. Margolis?
What this journalist states is very true. Wal*Mart's #1 goal is no competition and they will kill every job just to get no competition. I read on www.yahoo.com on their news page one day that Wal*Mart's #1 goal is absolutely no competition. What I read about Wal*Mart in this news article is that they pretty much target what competitors it is that they want to permanently shut down. The way that they target their competitors to permanently shut them down is that they take a certain percentage of every sale that they make from the consumer and they put this percentage of money that they make from every sale from the consumer and use it to target their competitors so that they can permanently shut them down. Once Wal*Mart gets rid of one competitor they target another and will continue to do this process over and over repeatedly until there are no competitors left which is why you will see that Wal*Mart is moving these Neighborhood Markets of theirs into small towns so that they can begin to target the small businesses in small cities and shut them down permanently like they currently do with their Supercenters against corporation chains in big cities. Like I stated up above, the Wal*Mart consumer is where Wal*Mart gets the money from which pretty much means that it is the Wal*Mart consumer that is giving their money to Wal*Mart so that Wal*Mart can use a percentage of it that they make from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end is killing just as many jobs that we have here in the U.S.A combined with this recession that we are currently in.

Having said that, the decision is up to the consumer. You can support your local and family owned business as well as other corporation chains or you can go to Wal*Mart where they will use a percentage of every sale that they make from you to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will result in a decrease of even more jobs being lost. What is more important to the consumer, varies by each and every person. I understand that saving money is important especially in this day and age. But at the same time each person needs to think about what is more important to them. Shopping at Wal*Mart to save money where in the end they will use a certain percentage of the money that they make off of you from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will just decrease jobs that we have here in our country or shopping elsewhere which will give Wal*Mart less money, preventing them from targeting competitors while at the same time will save jobs allowing the jobs that are saved to be here for future generations.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on March 26, 2013, 03:41:48 PM
I noticed that while visiting a Walmart store in Hudson NH and in Epping NH...

Stores were in a bad shape, empty shelves and hooks all around the store.  The small Walmart store in Hudson was a real mess, small, dirty, noisy, crowded, not a good shopping experience....

-------------------------
Read this article:

http://business.financialpost.com/2013/03/26/empty-shelves-plague-wal-mart-stores-in-u-s-as-employees-customers-disappear

Empty shelves plague Wal-Mart stores in U.S. as employees, customers disappear
Renee Dudley, Bloomberg News | 13/03/26 | Last Updated: 13/03/26 1:23 PM ET


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on March 30, 2013, 03:41:24 AM
This journalist is a typical LIBERAL Wal-Mart hater.  It will make people poorer??? How, Mr. Margolis?
What this journalist states is very true. Wal*Mart's #1 goal is no competition and they will kill every job just to get no competition. I read on www.yahoo.com on their news page one day that Wal*Mart's #1 goal is absolutely no competition. What I read about Wal*Mart in this news article is that they pretty much target what competitors it is that they want to permanently shut down. The way that they target their competitors to permanently shut them down is that they take a certain percentage of every sale that they make from the consumer and they put this percentage of money that they make from every sale from the consumer and use it to target their competitors so that they can permanently shut them down. Once Wal*Mart gets rid of one competitor they target another and will continue to do this process over and over repeatedly until there are no competitors left which is why you will see that Wal*Mart is moving these Neighborhood Markets of theirs into small towns so that they can begin to target the small businesses in small cities and shut them down permanently like they currently do with their Supercenters against corporation chains in big cities. Like I stated up above, the Wal*Mart consumer is where Wal*Mart gets the money from which pretty much means that it is the Wal*Mart consumer that is giving their money to Wal*Mart so that Wal*Mart can use a percentage of it that they make from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end is killing just as many jobs that we have here in the U.S.A combined with this recession that we are currently in.

Having said that, the decision is up to the consumer. You can support your local and family owned business as well as other corporation chains or you can go to Wal*Mart where they will use a percentage of every sale that they make from you to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will result in a decrease of even more jobs being lost. What is more important to the consumer, varies by each and every person. I understand that saving money is important especially in this day and age. But at the same time each person needs to think about what is more important to them. Shopping at Wal*Mart to save money where in the end they will use a certain percentage of the money that they make off of you from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will just decrease jobs that we have here in our country or shopping elsewhere which will give Wal*Mart less money, preventing them from targeting competitors while at the same time will save jobs allowing the jobs that are saved to be here for future generations.


What do you know, Family Dollar has built a store just a mile away from where this walmart is proposed, and not even three miles away from the nearest Family Dollar.


Must be Family Dollar is trying to get a little piece of this market before Walamrt shuts them down in a year or two.  Right?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 03, 2013, 07:28:03 PM
If Walmart on Wolcott Street in Waterbury does not become a Sam's Club, I think that would be a good spot for a Lowe's. Lowe's at one time wanted to  build a store in Waterbury. Near Exit 24 I think but couldn't get the approval.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 08, 2013, 01:33:00 PM
This journalist is a typical LIBERAL Wal-Mart hater.  It will make people poorer??? How, Mr. Margolis?
What this journalist states is very true. Wal*Mart's #1 goal is no competition and they will kill every job just to get no competition. I read on www.yahoo.com on their news page one day that Wal*Mart's #1 goal is absolutely no competition. What I read about Wal*Mart in this news article is that they pretty much target what competitors it is that they want to permanently shut down. The way that they target their competitors to permanently shut them down is that they take a certain percentage of every sale that they make from the consumer and they put this percentage of money that they make from every sale from the consumer and use it to target their competitors so that they can permanently shut them down. Once Wal*Mart gets rid of one competitor they target another and will continue to do this process over and over repeatedly until there are no competitors left which is why you will see that Wal*Mart is moving these Neighborhood Markets of theirs into small towns so that they can begin to target the small businesses in small cities and shut them down permanently like they currently do with their Supercenters against corporation chains in big cities. Like I stated up above, the Wal*Mart consumer is where Wal*Mart gets the money from which pretty much means that it is the Wal*Mart consumer that is giving their money to Wal*Mart so that Wal*Mart can use a percentage of it that they make from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end is killing just as many jobs that we have here in the U.S.A combined with this recession that we are currently in.

Having said that, the decision is up to the consumer. You can support your local and family owned business as well as other corporation chains or you can go to Wal*Mart where they will use a percentage of every sale that they make from you to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will result in a decrease of even more jobs being lost. What is more important to the consumer, varies by each and every person. I understand that saving money is important especially in this day and age. But at the same time each person needs to think about what is more important to them. Shopping at Wal*Mart to save money where in the end they will use a certain percentage of the money that they make off of you from every sale to target competitors, permanently shut them down, which in the end will just decrease jobs that we have here in our country or shopping elsewhere which will give Wal*Mart less money, preventing them from targeting competitors while at the same time will save jobs allowing the jobs that are saved to be here for future generations.

Sorry, but you will never have WAL-MART get 100% of the market. You might think that, but if a mom & Pop store can make it, it needs to provide better services than the BIG GUYS.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 11, 2013, 09:57:43 PM
Could Walmart be in trouble?
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-27/wal-mart-situation-getting-worse-new-leaks-reveal


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 11, 2013, 10:34:39 PM
More on Walmart
http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=482ad53f-46bb-4b0e-9a19-97a6cf7c99fc


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on April 12, 2013, 06:28:22 PM
More on Walmart
http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=482ad53f-46bb-4b0e-9a19-97a6cf7c99fc

And more:

http://business.time.com/2013/04/09/the-trouble-lurking-on-walmarts-empty-shelves



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on April 12, 2013, 06:28:45 PM
A slow death from Walmart may mean a retail renaissance for small businesses and smaller chains like Meijer, Target, Shopko, and numerous supermarket chains like IGA and SuperValu.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on April 13, 2013, 06:43:05 AM
A slow death from Walmart may mean a retail renaissance for small businesses and smaller chains like Meijer, Target, Shopko, and numerous supermarket chains like IGA and SuperValu.

These articles do mention that customers are switching to Target when they can't find what they need at Walmart, even if it's slightly more expensive.

Walmart is in trouble.  The Walmart of today with these stories is no longer the efficient company of Sam Walton.

True story: In December, I was shopping for a Coffeemaker for a Christmas gift.  The model I wanted was available at Zellers on sale but the regular price at Walmart was lower.  So I went to Walmart.  At the store, the whole shelf was empty.  I was able to find an assistant manager and requested the coffeemaker. She was  hesitant and almost sighed but she finally asked someone else to look it up in the hand-held device.  They had some in the back but she kinda felt reluctant to have to go there...  That was odd.

So finally she did go in the backstore.  I waited 10 minutes, she got back with a box and dropped it on the floor right in front of me!  She then opened it with her keys and handed me one of the coffeemakers in the box...

I see a few problems:
1) Empty shelves
2) Lack of willingness to help (even to get 1 more sale and to satisfy a customer)
3) No smile
3) No care in handling merchandise


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 13, 2013, 07:08:44 AM
I noticed the same things, which is one of the many reasons I quit shopping there.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 13, 2013, 10:22:45 AM
In Star Trek terms Walmart has engaged the Auto Destruct Sequence and we all have a front row seat to watch it implode!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on April 14, 2013, 12:23:26 AM
It looks as if the Walmart stores had shot themselves in the foot, efficiency-wise. I really hope their competition can learn from Walmart's mistakes. (Yes, I'm talking to you, Kmart, Meijer and Shopko!)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 14, 2013, 08:40:39 PM
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-wal-mart-destroying-america-20-facts-about-wal-mart-that-will-absolutely-shock-you


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: IGA/Kmart Is Forever! on April 14, 2013, 09:39:04 PM
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-wal-mart-destroying-america-20-facts-about-wal-mart-that-will-absolutely-shock-you
Very good topic Kmart4life. This proves that what I have put in past posts here on the forum is true. Wal*Mart does want 100% of the business here in America and worldwide given the fact that Wal*Mart is worldwide and it is the Wal*Mart consumer giving them the money to do this because the Wal*Mart consumer is who pays Wal*Mart the money for their products and services. This is why I refuse to shop there, because I do not want to give them my hard earned money for them to use to contribute trying to gain 100% percent of the marketplace as well as kill jobs.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 14, 2013, 09:43:57 PM
I agree


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 15, 2013, 12:52:52 PM
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-wal-mart-destroying-america-20-facts-about-wal-mart-that-will-absolutely-shock-you

Personally I can't stand Wal-Mart..especially at Christmas Time...we need to go to mom and pop stores...(even if it is more expensive!)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: IGA/Kmart Is Forever! on April 15, 2013, 07:49:03 PM
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-wal-mart-destroying-america-20-facts-about-wal-mart-that-will-absolutely-shock-you

Personally I can't stand Wal-Mart..especially at Christmas Time...we need to go to mom and pop stores...(even if it is more expensive!)
I go to my local IGA Stores and I love shopping at them for groceries. I've been shopping at my local IGA Stores almost my entire life except for July of 2001 through March of 2012. I tried giving my Giant Eagle Stores a try after they took over most of the IGA Stores in my area. They were nice at first, but went downhill quickly after just eight years. By April of 2012, I started going back to my local IGA Stores even if I do have to travel 15-20 miles just to go to one. That's why I agree with you completely JimSawhill. Shop at your locally family owned and operated stores. They offer better quality and customer service. Last, but not least at least family owned and operated stores put their customers first which is something Sam Walton's kids' have never done since taking over their father's Wal*Mart chain which is why I believe they are going downhill so quickly here all of a sudden. You reap what you sow and what Sam Walton's kids' have been sowing is finally what they are starting to reap.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 16, 2013, 04:31:07 AM
Just saw a Walmart commercial and it's funny because they can't keep product on the shelves and now they are hyping their newest product line, Snapper Mowers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 16, 2013, 08:36:32 AM
http://business.time.com/2013/04/09/the-trouble-lurking-on-walmarts-empty-shelves/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 16, 2013, 11:48:16 AM
Just saw a Walmart commercial and it's funny because they can't keep product on the shelves and now they are hyping their newest product line, Snapper Mowers.

They got Snapper Mowers now?? Snapper are good mowers...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 16, 2013, 11:50:46 AM
http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/is-wal-mart-destroying-america-20-facts-about-wal-mart-that-will-absolutely-shock-you

Personally I can't stand Wal-Mart..especially at Christmas Time...we need to go to mom and pop stores...(even if it is more expensive!)
I go to my local IGA Stores and I love shopping at them for groceries. I've been shopping at my local IGA Stores almost my entire life except for July of 2001 through March of 2012. I tried giving my Giant Eagle Stores a try after they took over most of the IGA Stores in my area. They were nice at first, but went downhill quickly after just eight years. By April of 2012, I started going back to my local IGA Stores even if I do have to travel 15-20 miles just to go to one. That's why I agree with you completely JimSawhill. Shop at your locally family owned and operated stores. They offer better quality and customer service. Last, but not least at least family owned and operated stores put their customers first which is something Sam Walton's kids' have never done since taking over their father's Wal*Mart chain which is why I believe they are going downhill so quickly here all of a sudden. You reap what you sow and what Sam Walton's kids' have been sowing is finally what they are starting to reap.

Sam Walton must be rolling over in his grave... He wanted AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS... in his old stores, he used to promote American made products, not Chinese JUNK!!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on April 16, 2013, 01:40:53 PM
Yeah, I wonder what the "Everyday Low Price" those will be!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 12, 2013, 12:06:46 PM
They will begin the expansion of the Newington, Connecticut store soon. They acquired The Basset Furniture Building adjacent to the store and will knock it down in order to expand the Newington store into a Supercenter. Basset is moving to a new plaza near Sam's Club and Stew's.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on June 12, 2013, 03:56:30 PM
They will begin the expansion of the Newington, Connecticut store soon. They acquired The Basset Furniture Building adjacent to the store and will knock it down in order to expand the Newington store into a Supercenter. Basset is moving to a new plaza near Sam's Club and Stew's.

They were just waiting or Bassett to move and try finally did. That's going to be a nightmare over there since they are going to knock down the old Bassett building to add another 25,000 sf


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on June 13, 2013, 09:12:27 AM
Walmart vows to get more American made products on their shelves this year:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcvPsrSlI2I

Walmart to Spend $50 Billion on Products Made in America:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkG9AfEn_dQ


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on June 13, 2013, 08:13:06 PM
Our local Walmart was getting the new logo put on two nights ago. When I stopped in after work, they were fastening the "W" of the new logo to the front of the building, and had put a new facade over the existing entrance, hiding the labelscar of the old "WAL*MART Always" sign that it used to have.

The grocery side has been opened up, in such that the ugly fake wall has been taken down, but it's just a shell at this point.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on July 02, 2013, 08:47:41 PM
Our Walmart (Avon, OH) is coming along nicely. The food side is slowly transitioning into being operational. They're likely going to take out that one remaining freezer case from the old food section (which is now Shoes), since they started filling the new cases with product. The Dairy coolers are operational. The Bakery area is actually where the baked goods are. The "Food Entrance" is open, as is the rest of the parking lot AND the back entrance. All 26 register stations are up and running. The back restrooms (by the old Layaway counter) are closed off to the public "temporarily", but we'll see if they reopen.

All that's missing, besides the majority of the food and employees to run that side, is the full new interior sign package, and they'll be set. The planned opening is August 2nd, but it will likely open sooner than that.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on July 09, 2013, 12:58:40 AM
I can confirm, the Walmart in Bennington, Vermont really is tiny.  Really tiny.  It seemed to be so much smaller than even the tiny Walmart in Berlin, VT.

The first Super Walmart in Vermont should be opening soon in St. Albans, and hopefully another soon in Derby.



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on July 09, 2013, 11:50:40 AM
I can confirm, the Walmart in Bennington, Vermont really is tiny.  Really tiny.  It seemed to be so much smaller than even the tiny Walmart in Berlin, VT.

Maybe soon it won't be quite so small - I knew that the voters in Bennington had approved several years ago to allow them to expand - apparently there were several appeals by other groups in the area, but I founf this story from May (2013) which looks like they are OK to go:

http://www.wcax.com/story/22268994/bennington-wal-mart-cleared-to-expand


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on July 11, 2013, 01:08:08 PM
I can confirm, the Walmart in Bennington, Vermont really is tiny.  Really tiny.  It seemed to be so much smaller than even the tiny Walmart in Berlin, VT.

Maybe soon it won't be quite so small - I knew that the voters in Bennington had approved several years ago to allow them to expand - apparently there were several appeals by other groups in the area, but I founf this story from May (2013) which looks like they are OK to go:

http://www.wcax.com/story/22268994/bennington-wal-mart-cleared-to-expand

Yeah, I had to make sure I went before they expanded it.  ;)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on July 19, 2013, 04:38:49 AM
America's Largest Walmart Supercenter
Location: Crossgates Commons (near Crossgates Mall), Albany, New York
Size: 260,000 square feet (a typical 'Supercenter' is 187,000 square feet)
1st floor: Market & Pharmacy floor (previously Sam's Club)
2nd floor: Home & Living floor
Snack bar tenant (1st floor): Dunkin' Donuts

Pictures:
(http://alloveralbany.com/images/worlds_largest_walmart.jpg)(http://alloveralbany.com/assets_c/2008/02/walmart_cartscalator-thumb-225x168.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6a/WalMart_Supercenter_Albany.jpg/800px-WalMart_Supercenter_Albany.jpg)(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3293/2535627826_77c596c6cf_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on August 01, 2013, 09:47:44 AM
Growing hostility to big box stores in tony Portland suburb might have been a factor
(http://bdnpull.bangorpublishing.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/10006761_H10965717-600x407.jpg)
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/01/business/wal-mart-cancels-expansion-in-falmouth/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on August 01, 2013, 04:12:25 PM
Growing hostility to big box stores in tony Portland suburb might have been a factor
(http://bdnpull.bangorpublishing.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/10006761_H10965717-600x407.jpg)
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/01/business/wal-mart-cancels-expansion-in-falmouth/

why?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on August 15, 2013, 10:24:32 PM
Growing hostility to big box stores in tony Portland suburb might have been a factor
(http://bdnpull.bangorpublishing.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/10006761_H10965717-600x407.jpg)
http://bangordailynews.com/2013/08/01/business/wal-mart-cancels-expansion-in-falmouth/

why?
The reasoning behind all this opposition to big box stores like Walmart in the suburbs is obvious. Walmart has been known to kill off smaller business in the past. I also think groups like Sprawl Busters are behind this hostility as well.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on September 04, 2013, 06:16:20 PM
http://money.msn.com/now/post--why-a-minimum-wage-hike-would-help-wal-mart


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Ames Newington on September 16, 2013, 01:34:19 PM
I guess the expansion of the Walmart store in Newington is not happening?

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18358104/3164-Berlin-Turnpike-Newington-CT/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on September 16, 2013, 06:07:00 PM
Wow. I bet Basset Furniture is pissed.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Ames Newington on September 16, 2013, 06:40:25 PM
Why would LoopNet post this if Walmart was supposed to take the Bassett building over? I hadn't heard any new developments with Walmart expanding, so maybe this is true. Nevertheless, Bassett has a nice new showroom down the Pike.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on September 16, 2013, 09:16:27 PM
I wondered what happened? I haven't heard anything from the town of Newington regarding it.

As for Bassett, they are still in town and located in a new building/plaza that has become very popular now.

If you look at the Loopnet website, they state the building was built in 1990, lol... Which is incorrect.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on October 13, 2013, 09:10:08 PM
I guess the expansion of the Walmart store in Newington is not happening?

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18358104/3164-Berlin-Turnpike-Newington-CT/

http://retail.vno.com/siteplan.aspx?id=Newington

According to the property owners, Vornando, it's still going to happen. Wal-Mart is expected to be over 178,000 SF.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 31, 2013, 12:18:44 PM
They're finally going to remodel the Bristol, Connecticut Walmart after the first of the year. It was four years ago when Walmart began the remodel process in Connecticut. Not counting stores that are going to be converted to the Supercenter Concept I believe Bristol is the last store to get remodeled. The reason they waited so long to do the Bristol store is because they had a mini-remodel about 2 years before they began remodeling the other stores. Bye-bye Blue exterior, Hello Brown Exterior. Bye-Bye to the old Walmart logo with the  Star in-between the words Wal and Mart, Hello to the new logo with the Walmart Spark. 


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on November 10, 2013, 03:14:42 PM
They're finally going to remodel the Bristol, Connecticut Walmart after the first of the year. It was four years ago when Walmart began the remodel process in Connecticut. Not counting stores that are going to be converted to the Supercenter Concept I believe Bristol is the last store to get remodeled. The reason they waited so long to do the Bristol store is because they had a mini-remodel about 2 years before they began remodeling the other stores. Bye-bye Blue exterior, Hello Brown Exterior. Bye-Bye to the old Walmart logo with the  Star in-between the words Wal and Mart, Hello to the new logo with the Walmart Spark. 

Scratch that. From what I heard at Orientation yesterday the remodel will include a conversion to the Supercenter format. It should be interesting with the Neighborhood Market they just opened 2.3 miles down Route 6 from the store. The building is also 122,737 square feet  which is small by Supercenter standards.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on November 13, 2013, 10:08:54 PM
So to update, they knocked down the building that was steve & barrys last (and before that boscovs) at franklin mills mall to make way for the walmart supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Kmart4life on December 04, 2013, 07:56:41 PM
Kids tried to burn down one of our 3 local Walmart stores!
http://www.wfla.com/story/24117791/multiple-fires-inside-lakeland-walmart-under-investigation


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on December 08, 2013, 05:40:37 PM
Kids tried to burn down one of our 3 local Walmart stores!
http://www.wfla.com/story/24117791/multiple-fires-inside-lakeland-walmart-under-investigation

WTF?? Why did they do that?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on December 10, 2013, 09:52:36 PM
Can someone who actually lives in the Newington area tell me what's going on with The Newington Walmart? I'm hearing conflicting stories from different co-workers of mine at the Bristol store. Some say the expansion hasn't begun yet, some say it's complete, and someone said it's on hold indefinitely because of a lawsuit Staples filed against both Walmart and Vornado Properties.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on December 10, 2013, 09:56:09 PM
There was a small electrical fire at the Walmart in Ware, Massachusetts last Thursday.

http://www.wggb.com/2013/12/05/fire-in-ware-walmart-causes-power-outages/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Ames Newington on December 10, 2013, 10:03:35 PM
Can someone who actually lives in the Newington area tell me what's going on with The Newington Walmart? I'm hearing conflicting stories from different co-workers of mine at the Bristol store. Some say the expansion hasn't begun yet, some say it's complete, and someone said it's on hold indefinitely because of a lawsuit Staples filed against both Walmart and Vornado Properties.

As far as I know, it hasn't started yet. Walmart just puts out bikes, outdoor merchandise, etc in front of the former Bassett where the expansion is going to be. Didn't know about the Staples lawsuit. I do know that many real estate websites have a listing for the former Bassett which would indicate a third tenant is being sought out. I heard Walmart was supposed to go ahead with the project, too, so I don't know. They have until next year I think.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on January 04, 2014, 03:24:33 AM
Is walmart still building "Regular Walmarts" anyhwere other than Vermont?

The Walmart in St. Albans that was finished in 2013 is a "regular Walmart".  Only one entrance into the main store, and the groceries don't have their own side of the store.  No Deli, no fruit, just a plain old Walmart.


Saw a post on the internet of an abandoned Walmart that was built in 2006 and "probably one of the last non-super walmarts built."  Snickered when I read that.  ;)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on January 04, 2014, 12:53:35 PM
Is walmart still building "Regular Walmarts" anyhwere other than Vermont?
The Walmart in St. Albans that was finished in 2013 is a "regular Walmart".  Only one entrance into the main store, and the groceries don't have their own side of the store.  No Deli, no fruit, just a plain old Walmart.
Saw a post on the internet of an abandoned Walmart that was built in 2006 and "probably one of the last non-super walmarts built."  Snickered when I read that.  ;)

Probably not, unless they run into another area that has the same kind of rules that Vermont does.
In some ways it's not bad - the stores just need to be a bit more creative (see Home Depot in Bennington, combining a former Ames and old Price Chopper to make a store - it's fairly similar to a normal store, just short and wide - like taking a "normal" store, splitting it in half and putting the two halves side by side).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on January 04, 2014, 01:45:21 PM
Can someone who actually lives in the Newington area tell me what's going on with The Newington Walmart? I'm hearing conflicting stories from different co-workers of mine at the Bristol store. Some say the expansion hasn't begun yet, some say it's complete, and someone said it's on hold indefinitely because of a lawsuit Staples filed against both Walmart and Vornado Properties.

As far as I know, it hasn't started yet. Walmart just puts out bikes, outdoor merchandise, etc in front of the former Bassett where the expansion is going to be. Didn't know about the Staples lawsuit. I do know that many real estate websites have a listing for the former Bassett which would indicate a third tenant is being sought out. I heard Walmart was supposed to go ahead with the project, too, so I don't know. They have until next year I think.

There website states Wal-Mart is taking up both spaces. The town approved it back in December 2012 and originally were waiting for Bassett to relocated (which they did around May). Didn't hear anything about problems with Staples. I read the monthly town stuff and nothing has been mention about Wal-Mart backing out.

Only thing is to ask the town of Newington what is going on with the project.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on January 04, 2014, 03:34:57 PM
Probably not, unless they run into another area that has the same kind of rules that Vermont does.
In some ways it's not bad - the stores just need to be a bit more creative (see Home Depot in Bennington, combining a former Ames and old Price Chopper to make a store - it's fairly similar to a normal store, just short and wide - like taking a "normal" store, splitting it in half and putting the two halves side by side).

Another Walmart is going to be built in Derby, VT soon.  This one is going to be the states first supercenter.


Believe it or not, Vermont's liberal governor is actually supporting Walmart.  I guess he can see that when people have to drive 40 miles to get to a clothing store (JCPenny), and either 20 miles into Canada or 65 miles into New Hampshire to get to a Box Store, that there is a problem.

Hopefully he can convince Target to come next.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 17, 2014, 05:40:28 PM
A fire broke out tonight (2/17) in the Paint Department at the Newport, Rhode Island Walmart.

http://wpri.com/2014/02/17/fire-breaks-out-inside-newport-wal-mart/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: d_fife on February 18, 2014, 02:50:23 PM
Probably not, unless they run into another area that has the same kind of rules that Vermont does.
In some ways it's not bad - the stores just need to be a bit more creative (see Home Depot in Bennington, combining a former Ames and old Price Chopper to make a store - it's fairly similar to a normal store, just short and wide - like taking a "normal" store, splitting it in half and putting the two halves side by side).

Another Walmart is going to be built in Derby, VT soon.  This one is going to be the states first supercenter.


Believe it or not, Vermont's liberal governor is actually supporting Walmart.  I guess he can see that when people have to drive 40 miles to get to a clothing store (JCPenny), and either 20 miles into Canada or 65 miles into New Hampshire to get to a Box Store, that there is a problem.

Hopefully he can convince Target to come next.

I Beleive that as after Ames closed that CREATED A HUGE HOLE in the state, esp around Derby. They had an Ames in Derby. Why didnt WAlmart just take that over? it took them 20 years to get in ST albans.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: vwnut13 on February 18, 2014, 04:01:05 PM
Probably not, unless they run into another area that has the same kind of rules that Vermont does.
In some ways it's not bad - the stores just need to be a bit more creative (see Home Depot in Bennington, combining a former Ames and old Price Chopper to make a store - it's fairly similar to a normal store, just short and wide - like taking a "normal" store, splitting it in half and putting the two halves side by side).

Another Walmart is going to be built in Derby, VT soon.  This one is going to be the states first supercenter.


Believe it or not, Vermont's liberal governor is actually supporting Walmart.  I guess he can see that when people have to drive 40 miles to get to a clothing store (JCPenny), and either 20 miles into Canada or 65 miles into New Hampshire to get to a Box Store, that there is a problem.

Hopefully he can convince Target to come next.

I Beleive that as after Ames closed that CREATED A HUGE HOLE in the state, esp around Derby. They had an Ames in Derby. Why didnt WAlmart just take that over? it took them 20 years to get in ST albans.

Because... Hmmm, well, I can't seem to find a way to put it nicely.


The Walmart in the Belin Mall has started their expansion.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: zonemad96 on February 20, 2014, 09:30:06 AM
Food Stamp Cuts and Bad Weather Hinder Walmart Profit

http://nytimes.com/2014/02/21/business/Walmart-reports-fourth-quarter-and-yearly-earnings.html?_r=0&referrer=

All I can say is good I hope their profits keep going down until bankrupcy.... We could never be that lucky though.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on February 20, 2014, 12:35:07 PM
All I can say is good I hope their profits keep going down until bankrupcy.... We could never be that lucky though.
'
You think the country is in the frickin stuffter now? If Walmart goes under the whole F!!!ing country is in more trouble than it already is.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: zonemad96 on February 21, 2014, 02:59:58 PM
All I can say is good I hope their profits keep going down until bankrupcy.... We could never be that lucky though.
'
You think the country is in the frickin stuffter now? If Walmart goes under the whole F!!!ing country is in more trouble than it already is.

You do realize half of the reason our economy is frickin stuff now is because of massive corporations like Walmart as it is right? If Walmart crashed our economy would take a massive hit sure but as fast pace as the retail market changes it would only be a matter of years before new stores would replace it and bring more new jobs with it as well.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: buzz86us on February 25, 2014, 06:47:22 AM
walmart should take over the old Barnes and Noble (started life as shoprite) by colonie center for their Neighborhood market in Albany since their main store is a pain in the ass to get to with traffic and the lack of convenient transit.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on February 25, 2014, 01:04:12 PM
walmart should take over the old Barnes and Noble (started life as shoprite) by colonie center for their Neighborhood market in Albany since their main store is a pain in the ass to get to with traffic and the lack of convenient transit.

Sounds interesting - keeping more of the stores in close proximity.

Just one minor edit though - the former ShopRite is the current Bed Bath & Beyond.  Where B&N sits was at one point, Herman's Sporting Goods, I believe but I don't remember if B&N remodeled the building or replaced it entirely (though the newer small store strip in front was added at some point).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on February 25, 2014, 07:07:33 PM
http://www.walmart.com/cp/American-Jobs/1104053


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on February 25, 2014, 08:53:02 PM
What about Canadian jobs? Are they making any effort to generate those? I'm not being sarcastic, I really am offended that they would make an effort to give back to the US economy but not the Canadian economy, despite Walmart having a huge presence up north.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on February 25, 2014, 09:57:41 PM
http://jobs.walmart.com/ca/canada-jobs


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: zonemad96 on February 26, 2014, 05:40:13 PM
You can't ignore the facts.

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/12/wal-mart-pay-raise/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6j02QS0EaM


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on February 27, 2014, 05:06:31 AM
I'm pretty sure that whatever jobs that return to the USA will spread like wildfire to Canada and Mexico, where some of our American companies have branches. It's kind of like how Detroit, Michigan, USA's General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler automotive assembly plants have branches across the Detroit River, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on March 08, 2014, 01:28:06 AM
The Walmart supercenter at Franklin Mills Mall, Philadelphia, PA (on the old Ports Of The World-Boscov's Outlet/Steve's & Barry's site) is coming along.  should be open by the middle of the year when the old Walmart (Former Carrefour/Bradlees) closes.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 17, 2014, 03:54:45 PM
They're finally done with the conversion of the Walmart on Flatsbush Avenue in Hartford, CT. It took them a long tine. I wonder if Bristol, CT will be next. When I worked there for 7 weeks during the Christmas Season of 2013 they said sometime in 2014 they would begin converting the store to a SuperCenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on March 17, 2014, 05:28:22 PM
Does Walmart plan to convert all their stores to the current logo? Not too surprisingly their last stores built before the newest logo was launched (about five years ago) haven't been updated yet. But I don't get why some stores from circa 2005 have been updated but not stores from circa 2000, which most certainly will NOT be relocating anytime soon.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: buzz86us on March 17, 2014, 05:38:35 PM
walmart should take over the old Barnes and Noble (started life as shoprite) by colonie center for their Neighborhood market in Albany since their main store is a pain in the ass to get to with traffic and the lack of convenient transit.

Sounds interesting - keeping more of the stores in close proximity.

Just one minor edit though - the former ShopRite is the current Bed Bath & Beyond.  Where B&N sits was at one point, Herman's Sporting Goods, I believe but I don't remember if B&N remodeled the building or replaced it entirely (though the newer small store strip in front was added at some point).
well either that or the old jiffylube/valvoline (can't remember which) store near target the walmart in albany is a huge pain in the ass to get to..


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on March 17, 2014, 05:41:34 PM
Lately Walmart has been experimenting with stores called Walmart Express in Chicago and maybe a few other places. Interestingly they are about the same size as the five and dime stores (such as Woolworth) that evolved into the Walmart/Kmart category of stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on May 02, 2014, 03:12:26 PM
I guess they're not going to convert the Bristol, Connecticut store into a Super center after all. Work was supposed to start in January and as of April 29th no work has been done.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on May 17, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
Here are 2 pics of the Walmart in St. Marys, GA.  First is from 11/2010:
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5214475397_02aa6f6821_z.jpg)
2nd is from 5/2014:
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14207207464_908faa03c6_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on June 15, 2014, 08:56:15 PM
Why did the former Walmart in Freehold, NJ relocate around 2006 but the new store wasn't a Supercenter? It has become one sometime in the past year or two, after an expansion. Could the old store have had a fire or maybe have been deemed structurally unsound, forcing an evacuation, but not one that would require demolition of the building? I also am wondering if because this store is on the outlot of a fairly upscale mall, maybe the mall owners (the same landlords of the old Walmart property?) kicked Walmart out of this site so that more upscale stores could be opened at the spot? Raymour & Flanigan Furniture and Christmas Tree Shops now share the old Walmart building, so both new tenants definitely seem like a step up.

But what seems very odd is that Linens N Things and Marshalls were next to the Walmart when it was open, but both have since closed. Linens N Things and Marshalls were once both part of Melville Corporation. Perhaps a supermarket (Pathmark or maybe Grand Union?) was once next to the Walmart and ended up as the LNT and Marshalls? It does look like both the LNT and Marshalls spaces here could have once been one store that was split in half after closing.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JoshAustin610 on June 16, 2014, 08:08:51 AM
According to this article (http://nt.gmnews.com/news/2005-12-07/front_page/001.html), only Sam's Club was near the mall, not Walmart; the Walmart on W. Main St was built new.  When it opened around 2006-07 it was still difficult to open Supercenters in NJ due to the supermarket opposition, but they were eventually able to expand in 2012.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on June 16, 2014, 10:50:18 AM
Interesting. The Christmas Tree Shops/Raymour & Flanigan building has the exact same shape as most early-mid 90's Walmart stores (I admit I assumed a Walmart and not Sam's was here), but most Sam's Club stores of the same era were shaped very differently. Perhaps this Sam's was planned as a standard Walmart, but the plans had to be changed at the last minute for some reason? I can name several examples of an early-mid 90's Walmart next to a Sam's Club where the Walmart building was identical to the Sam's building in Freehold, yet the Sam's looked very different.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Stork of The Weak on June 16, 2014, 12:28:29 PM
If my theory is correct might the Sam's have looked exactly like a Walmart of the 90's, with the standard 90's Walmart facade? That would have been really neat to see when it was open, especially because Sam's stores used to look so dingy, but they have improved a lot over the years.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on June 17, 2014, 11:40:59 PM
The 2 Sam Club's near me are an unique contrast.  The Sam's Club at Franklin Mills Mall is clearly a Sam's Club building, but the Sam's club in Langhorne/Levittown/Middletown Township, Pa is a PACE Membership Club building that is built to a now-shuttered Kmart, both which were built on the site of the former Langhorne Speedway auto racetrack.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on June 18, 2014, 12:41:51 AM
Why split up Walmart? There happens to be some competition already. Here's a list of competitors:

Discount stores/Supercenters:

National competitors:
*Kmart
**Kmart Supercenter
*Target
**Super Target

Regional competitors:
*Shopko
*Meijer
*Fred Meyer

------------------------
Supermarkets:
International competitors:
*ALDI

National competitors:
*SuperValu
*IGA
*Piggly Wiggly
*Save-A-Lot

Regional competitors:
*Sendik's
*Sentry
*Roundy's
**Copps Food Center
**Pick 'n Save
**Rainbow Foods
**Metro Market
*Winn-Dixie
*Woodman's
*Festival Foods
*Jungle Jim's International Market
*A&P
*Fresh & Easy
*Jewel-Osco
*Dominick's
*Schnuck's
*Safeway
*Kroger
*Meijer
*Pat's Foods
*Shaw's
*Hannaford
*Publix

---------------
Hardware/home improvement stores:

*True Value
*Ace
*Do It Best
*The Home Depot
*Lowe's
*Menards

--------------
Farm and fleet stores:

*Mills' Fleet Farm
*Blaine's Farm & Fleet

--------------
Closeouts/overstock/bargains:

*Big Lots


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on June 18, 2014, 07:30:55 AM
Out of all of those the only one which I think is genuine competition to Walmart in the General Merchandise
category is Meijer.  And then only in Michigan, where the locals are extremely loyal to Meijer.

Kmart is basically roadkill at this point.

In the grocery category it's a different story.  Lots of grocery chains out there
giving them a run for their money.  Grocers adapted long ago to surviving on much smaller margins.



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: standa on June 19, 2014, 07:43:02 AM
Do the Walmart Neighborhood Markets have service departments (floral, deli, bakery and seafood)?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 19, 2014, 10:55:48 AM
The one in Bristol, CT has a deli dept. I'm told they have a bakery, but I've never seen it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jamesway_95 on September 05, 2014, 09:59:41 PM
Wal-Mart Supercenter in Williamstown, NJ. This store opened up about two years ago. This picture is from September 2012. I remember being shocked when I saw the ''Coming Soon'' sign for this store prior to its construction; since there was already a relatively close Wal-Mart Supercenter in Turnersville. Down the road from this store is the Williamstown Shopping Center; which once contained a Jamesway and an Acme supermarket. The Jamesway closed in 1993 and the Acme closed in early 1995. Part of the old Acme is now a Dollar General, while the rest remains vacant (almost 20 years later!). The old Jamesway is currently a big gym called ''Rush Fitness''.



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on September 06, 2014, 07:04:40 AM
Part of the old Acme is now a Dollar General, while the rest remains vacant (almost 20 years later!).

Sometimes that happens. It could be because of many different factors - poor economic conditions in the area, or the wrong demographics, or maybe ACME still had a lease even though they closed.

Here in Connecticut ACME's sister store Shaw's closed in New Britain in October 2006 and still sits empty partially because Shaw's still has a lease until 2016 and the other reason is poor demographics in the area.

In the town I live in Southington Shaw's closed in 2006 and immediately signed a 10 year lease. Wakefern's lawyers were able to terminate Shaw's lease so The Drust Family could open a Shoprite there.

In Bristol, CT Shaw's Closed in 2009. They had a lease until 2014. Walmart's lawyer's were able to terminated Shaw's lease and started turning the building into a Walmart Neighborhood Market in 2012, which opened in 2013.

Also in Bristol, CT Waldbaum's Foodmart closed their small store in the West End around 1998. It sat empty for a few years and became an IGA store. They closed after a couple of years and sat vacant until 2013 when Dollar General opened. Reasons? Poor demographics. This is the only retail building along that strip. The building was run-down. The rest of the building remains empty. 2 spaces remain - the rest of the old Walbaum's and a former Brook's Pharmacy.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on September 06, 2014, 09:04:23 AM
It makes some sense that Acme would want to keep other stores from opening in their space, as there are probably other Acme stores in a reasonably close area that they hope customers who used to go to the closed store will go to instead.

However, the Shaw's ones don't make sense at all - since they completely left CT, why keep unused stores - it's not likely that people will be trekking to MA or RI to go to another Shaw's, so they don't seem to benefit any by keeping a "competitor" out of CT, since they didn't seem interested in competing there.

Part of the old Acme is now a Dollar General, while the rest remains vacant (almost 20 years later!).

Sometimes that happens. It could be because of many different factors - poor economic conditions in the area, or the wrong demographics, or maybe ACME still had a lease even though they closed.

Here in Connecticut ACME's sister store Shaw's closed in New Britain in October 2006 and still sits empty partially because Shaw's still has a lease until 2016 and the other reason is poor demographics in the area.

In the town I live in Southington Shaw's closed in 2006 and immediately signed a 10 year lease. Wakefern's lawyers were able to terminate Shaw's lease so The Drust Family could open a Shoprite there.

In Bristol, CT Shaw's Closed in 2009. They had a lease until 2014. Walmart's lawyer's were able to terminated Shaw's lease and started turning the building into a Walmart Neighborhood Market in 2012, which opened in 2013.

Also in Bristol, CT Waldbaum's Foodmart closed their small store in the West End around 1998. It sat empty for a few years and became an IGA store. They closed after a couple of years and sat vacant until 2013 when Dollar General opened. Reasons? Poor demographics. This is the only retail building along that strip. The building was run-down. The rest of the building remains empty. 2 spaces remain - the rest of the old Walbaum's and a former Brook's Pharmacy.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jamesway_95 on September 06, 2014, 09:48:05 AM
It makes some sense that Acme would want to keep other stores from opening in their space, as there are probably other Acme stores in a reasonably close area that they hope customers who used to go to the closed store will go to instead.

Acme did hold the lease to the closed Williamstown store for a while after closing. Monroe Township actually offered Acme tax cuts in order to entice them to keep the store open; but that effort failed, obviously.

In 1991, an Acme opened up in Turnersville alongside the Wal-Mart I mentioned earlier. The lease stipulated that as long as Acme was located within the shopping center, Wal-Mart couldn't expand into a Supercenter. Acme ended up relocating to a larger store in nearby Sicklerville in the early 2000s; and Wal-Mart expanded its store not long after that. The Sicklerville store seems to do reasonably well, though; even with all the competition around it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on September 06, 2014, 11:14:15 AM
Do the Walmart Neighborhood Markets have service departments (floral, deli, bakery and seafood)?

I went to the one on West Hartford center and they have a deli and bakery.  It was tiny and in the corner.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on September 06, 2014, 11:16:58 AM
I guess the expansion of the Walmart store in Newington is not happening?

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18358104/3164-Berlin-Turnpike-Newington-CT/

So Wal-Mart does own the former Bassett store and I don't know if they want to expand, they are looking to sublease. The windows don't have for lease signs anymore though.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on September 06, 2014, 05:06:56 PM
It would seem to me that Walmart is slowing its expansion plans. When I was working in Bristol for the Christmas Season in 2013 they told us Bristol and Newington were the 2 stores that were becoming Super Centers in 2014. That has not happened.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on September 06, 2014, 06:25:24 PM
It would seem to me that Walmart is slowing its expansion plans. When I was working in Bristol for the Christmas Season in 2013 they told us Bristol and Newington were the 2 stores that were becoming Super Centers in 2014. That has not happened.

This must've been due to local opposition.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on September 23, 2014, 08:35:41 PM
Today should be the last day Walmart across the street from the newly renamed Philadelphia Mills (Formely Franklin Mills) will be opened.
I was there sunday. The building started as a Carrefour then apparently was a Bradlees, became Walmart in 1998. Was the first walmart I was in back then.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5585/15317810301_d48d09576c_c.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/w06c8tO.jpg?1)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/15140730420_c60a985dce_c.jpg)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/15334373981_ac8e6fcf46_c.jpg)

and heres a pic of the new walmart
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/15327330085_26fe314284_c.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on September 29, 2014, 07:25:54 PM
Was in the new Walmart at Philadelphia Mills yesterday, here is some pics.

(http://i.imgur.com/pT1krcE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/T6yoC3p.jpg?1)

The connecting hallway from the philadelphia malls connecting to the entrance.
(http://i.imgur.com/GOajSJs.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/g8Wte1d.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/zPSlUS2.jpg?1)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on October 08, 2014, 02:45:32 PM
Here's the Walmart on Dix-Toledo Highway near Eureka Road in Southgate, Michigan. It opened on September 14, 2011 on the former site of the dead Southtowne Crossing Shopping Center (which itself replaced the former Michigan Drive-In Theater in the mid-1980's). It is store #5842, according to a receipt from a Christmas album I purchased there today.

(http://i.imgur.com/naNfHFY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Kj4EMhy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/tgKQenF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/vMQXQLm.jpg)

There is also a Liquor Store inside this one-is this the only Walmart with it's own in-store liquor store?
(http://i.imgur.com/1fIhyDe.jpg)


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on October 08, 2014, 03:12:12 PM
There are other Walmart locations with liquor stores, including DePere, Wisconsin for example. That's the closest Walmart store to me that has its own liquor store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: buzz86us on October 18, 2014, 01:09:13 PM
I sort of get the feeling that in the next few years the rotterdam mall is going to become a big box center with the walmart on altamont ave becoming a super walmart in Rotterdam NY or atleast relocating to the mall


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: MikeRa on October 22, 2014, 06:37:02 AM
Was in the new Walmart at Philadelphia Mills yesterday, here is some pics.

(http://i.imgur.com/pT1krcE.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/T6yoC3p.jpg?1)

The connecting hallway from the philadelphia malls connecting to the entrance.
(http://i.imgur.com/GOajSJs.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/g8Wte1d.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/zPSlUS2.jpg?1)
I was there this past Monday, and the new Philadelphia (Franklin) Mills Walmart is awesome.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on October 29, 2014, 07:34:16 PM
Here's a question: are there any Walmart stores out there that have a restaurant tenant other than Checkers, McDonald's, Subway, Sonic, Auntie Anne's, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's, Wendy's or Dunkin Donuts? I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Walmart out there with a Burger King as the restaurant tenant-if that's the case, then they've covered the "big 3" fast-food hamburger chains.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on October 31, 2014, 06:42:12 PM
I thought Walmart/Subway was the one-and-only partnership now? Although, of the four 'Super' Walmarts that we have, the largest of the four - Chestnut Commons, Elyria, OH - has a McDonald's inside. Avon and Lorain both have Subways, and Oberlin - a smaller supercenter format store - doesn't have any snack bar. If I remember correctly, Sandusky's super-huge Walmart has a Subway inside.

I didn't know all of those other restaurants took up shop there. Heck, I thought Walmart/McDonald's was a partnership that died, since - when they renovated it - North Olmsted's McDonald's became a Subway.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jamesway_95 on November 17, 2014, 04:09:13 PM
The Wal-Marts in Hammonton, NJ and Williamstown, NJ have both a Subway and an Auntie Anne's. The Wal-Mart in Mays Landing, NJ has both a Subway and a Philly Pretzel Factory.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on December 15, 2014, 07:38:30 PM
It would seem to me that Walmart is slowing its expansion plans. When I was working in Bristol for the Christmas Season in 2013 they told us Bristol and Newington were the 2 stores that were becoming Super Centers in 2014. That has not happened.

According to the property management group that owns the Wal-Mart plaza in Newington, the Bassett part is back on as being available to lease again. Looks like Wal-Mart their will not becoming a supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on January 06, 2015, 08:59:06 PM
Here's a question: are there any Walmart stores out there that have a restaurant tenant other than Checkers, McDonald's, Subway, Sonic, Auntie Anne's, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's, Wendy's or Dunkin Donuts? I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Walmart out there with a Burger King as the restaurant tenant-if that's the case, then they've covered the "big 3" fast-food hamburger chains.

I've never seen a Walmart with a  Burger King or Wendy's inside it, maybe because of Walmart's exclusive contracts with McDonald's, Subway, or Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Kmart did however try opening Wendy's in some of their stores in the 1980s, and Jamesway had Burger King.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on January 06, 2015, 09:36:22 PM
Here's a question: are there any Walmart stores out there that have a restaurant tenant other than Checkers, McDonald's, Subway, Sonic, Auntie Anne's, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's, Wendy's or Dunkin Donuts? I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Walmart out there with a Burger King as the restaurant tenant-if that's the case, then they've covered the "big 3" fast-food hamburger chains.

I've never seen a Walmart with a  Burger King or Wendy's inside it, maybe because of Walmart's exclusive contracts with McDonald's, Subway, or Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins. Kmart did however try opening Wendy's in some of their stores in the 1980s, and Jamesway had Burger King.

Actually, there is a Walmart in the Reno, Nevada area that has always had a Wendy's inside, even when it converted to a Supercenter.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on January 13, 2015, 11:34:46 AM
Another thing all big 3 hamburger chains have in common:
They all serve Coca-Cola products.

McDonalds always has, not sure about the others.  I know one thing Coke did was around the time Pepsi started owning places (Taco Bell, KFC etc.) was going to other chains and pointing out that their beverage supplier was also now a competitor, which did cause some to switch to Coke products.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on January 13, 2015, 11:36:18 AM
Is it me or does every Wal Mart store look dumpy. You think with the money they make they could make the inside look nice.

Probably why they are as profitable as they are - make money, spend as little as possible.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on January 13, 2015, 12:53:10 PM
IMO, Walmarts started to look a whole lot dumpier when they started
trying to make the stores "green" in order to make nice with the
environmentalists 7 or 8 years ago.

Mine cut a bunch of skylights in the roof and went with low-wattage bulbs.
Unless there is full-on sunshine the interior of the store always seems to
be dark.  Don't even get me started on the restrooms.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Bdubs on January 14, 2015, 05:34:59 PM
Is it me or does every Wal Mart store look dumpy. You think with the money they make they could make the inside look nice.

I think its the clientelle that contributes to that problem as well. Trash everywhere, from the parking lot into every aisle of the store. Just disgusting.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TRU7536 on January 14, 2015, 07:04:48 PM
I never been a fan of Wal-Mart, their recent resigns of the outside of their stores are nice, but it ends there.

When you walk inside, its so bland and boring looking with all that blue and cheap and cheesy signs all over the place. Their stores are so dim looking and just downright depressing.

When you walk into Target, its the opposite,  their bright with a lot of color. Also the clientele is very difference bw both stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: EddieJ1984 on January 14, 2015, 08:11:28 PM
I never been a fan of Wal-Mart, their recent resigns of the outside of their stores are nice, but it ends there.

When you walk inside, its so bland and boring looking with all that blue and cheap and cheesy signs all over the place. Their stores are so dim looking and just downright depressing.

When you walk into Target, its the opposite,  their bright with a lot of color. Also the clientele is very difference bw both stores.

What about Kmart, the 3rd largest discount retailer behind Walmart and Target? What happens when you walk into Kmart?

You turn around and walk back out and go "Why'd I come here again?"


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on January 14, 2015, 08:30:12 PM
I never been a fan of Wal-Mart, their recent resigns of the outside of their stores are nice, but it ends there.

When you walk inside, its so bland and boring looking with all that blue and cheap and cheesy signs all over the place. Their stores are so dim looking and just downright depressing.

When you walk into Target, its the opposite,  their bright with a lot of color. Also the clientele is very difference bw both stores.

What about Kmart, the 3rd largest discount retailer behind Walmart and Target? What happens when you walk into Kmart?

You step into a time machine, unless it's a Super Kmart, then you'll still be stepping into one.

And if you walk into Meijer, at least they put a lot of planning and detail into their stores, plus, they're still a family-run company.


Title: Judge dismisses lawsuit against planned new Walmart Manchester, Connecticut
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on January 17, 2015, 06:47:42 AM
It only 2 years, but a judge has dismissed Waverly Market's (Shoprite) lawsuit against Walmart for a proposed super center on Spencer Street in Manchester on the site where KMART once stood. Waverly Market was concerned traffic issues were not adequately addressed when the city approved the store 2 years ago and about competition.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-walmart-0117-20150116-story.html

Marc's thoughts: Plan originally called for leave the Buckland Hills store open. If that's still the case I don't understand why a town the size of Manchester needs 2 Walmart stores. As for Waverly Market's concerns about competition? They need to call Don Drust at Shoprite in Wallingford. They're doing just fine even with a Walmart Super Center right next door. (Ironically also where a KMART used to be). Shoprite in Wallingford has been thriving in that spot for almost 5 years and is still doing more sales than the Shaw's that used to occupy the building Shoprite is in. There's also a nearby Stop & Shop. I don't know how they're doing.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: HannafordHearts on January 18, 2015, 08:57:30 PM
I sort of get the feeling that in the next few years the rotterdam mall is going to become a big box center with the walmart on altamont ave becoming a super walmart in Rotterdam NY or atleast relocating to the mall

The Rotterdam Mall isn't doing well, especially with the coming closure of Macy's. I wouldn't be surprised if something did happen to it in the next decade or so.

Here's a question: are there any Walmart stores out there that have a restaurant tenant other than Checkers, McDonald's, Subway, Sonic, Auntie Anne's, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's, Wendy's or Dunkin Donuts? I wouldn't be surprised if there's a Walmart out there with a Burger King as the restaurant tenant-if that's the case, then they've covered the "big 3" fast-food hamburger chains.

There is a Burger King inside a Walmart in Newport News, VA (source: https://flic.kr/p/nyTVs7)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14155750518_ee5ce05913.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanrules/14155750518/)

I have never seen Checkers, Sonic, Papa John's, Papa Murphy's, or Wendy's inside a Walmart. :/  However, I know a couple of Walmarts have/had Blimpie sandwich shops. There was one at the store in Clifton Park, NY, but it's now a Subway.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on January 20, 2015, 04:10:23 PM
Another thing all big 3 hamburger chains have in common:

They all serve Coca-Cola products.

Yes, but with a few exceptions:

* At one time, Wendy's served Pepsi products before making the big switch to Coke in the early '00s.
* Burger King switched to Pepsi products in 1984, only to switch back to Coke in 1990.
* McDonald's has a long-standing contract with Coca-Cola, but they do sell Pepsi products at a few locations (examples include a McDonald's in one of the Mall of America's food courts, and the McDonald's at Fenway Park.).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on January 20, 2015, 08:18:34 PM
There is a Burger King inside a Walmart in Newport News, VA (source: https://flic.kr/p/nyTVs7)
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/14155750518_ee5ce05913.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanrules/14155750518/)

And a brand-new one as well, just opened last year.

And even more interesting, one of the past tenants of that space was a McDonald's, according to the comments.

Also according to the comments, I've heard that a few other Walmarts are supposed to be getting BKs too, so apparently their exclusive deal with Subway has lapsed and Walmart is just now allowing pretty much any restaurant to open in their stores.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on February 11, 2015, 12:21:58 AM
That BK looks like it'd already been there & done, and is a sign removal away from becoming another front-end junk storage room, as Super Kmart is known for doing with their failed store-within-a-store spaces.  :(


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on February 11, 2015, 11:05:20 AM
That BK looks like it'd already been there & done, and is a sign removal away from becoming another front-end junk storage room, as Super Kmart is known for doing with their failed store-within-a-store spaces.  :(

Actually, that was taken as finishing work was taking place. It doesn't even look like it's closing, then again, this is Walmart we're talking about here.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on February 23, 2015, 01:41:07 PM

Actually, that was taken as finishing work was taking place. It doesn't even look like it's closing, then again, this is Walmart we're talking about here.

I took the bakery around the side and the fenced/cordoned off all-dark entrance to mean that it'd already been there and done, and was now being consumed by the bakery area. If it's just getting ready to open, that's great, although aren't Walmarts only set up one of two ways anymore (restaurants/everything in the front by the registers, or the old way with Customer Service next to the restaurant leading toward men's clothing)? I thought they were all made uniform with the various renovations.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 04, 2015, 11:01:56 AM
Today I was at the Walmart in Bristol, Connecticut. They had a For Lease Sign in the spot where the photo studio was until a couple of years ago when Picture Me decided to close. During TAX Season they let Jackson Hewitt operate in that spot. Other times of the year Walmart has merchandise there for sale.  The sign said Walmart In-Store Leasing Opportunity Available and it had a phone number with a 479 area code, which is the area code for corporate in Bentonville, Arkansas.

It should be interesting to see what ends up leasing space there. They already have an in-store Subway next to it. (Not that the space is big enough for another eatery, unless they have it set up like a Food Court Space at the mall. Some Walmarts have hair salons in them. Others have banks. The one in Waterbury, Connecticut has space leased to a nail salon.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on April 04, 2015, 08:42:15 PM
Today I was at the Walmart in Bristol, Connecticut. They had a For Lease Sign in the spot where the photo studio was until a couple of years ago when Picture Me decided to close. During TAX Season they let Jackson Hewitt operate in that spot. Other times of the year Walmart has merchandise there for sale.  The sign said Walmart In-Store Leasing Opportunity Available and it had a phone number with a 479 area code, which is the area code for corporate in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Sounds similar to the signs Meijer posts for their vacant in-store alcoves and exterior outlot parcels. They post a link to their real estate site and a phone number with the area code 616, which is the area code for their headquarters in Walker, Michigan (a northwestern suburb of Grand Rapids).


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: buzz86us on April 05, 2015, 11:12:58 AM
the Wal-Mart in Latham NY is literally the pits they have displays still up for the Nook Color, they have a Zune HD too..it is like Raiders of the lost Wal-Mart over there


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on April 06, 2015, 05:52:23 PM
the Wal-Mart in Latham NY is literally the pits they have displays still up for the Nook Color, they have a Zune HD too..it is like Raiders of the lost Wal-Mart over there

Probably not doing much knowing it will be moving to the mall as soon as they get that built.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on April 07, 2015, 11:56:51 AM
I dunno.  As a hardlines manager my DM would have reamed me but good for that.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: HannafordHearts on April 17, 2015, 11:00:50 AM
the Wal-Mart in Latham NY is literally the pits they have displays still up for the Nook Color, they have a Zune HD too..it is like Raiders of the lost Wal-Mart over there

Huh, I was in that store back in December and I didn't notice that. I was in electronics too. Guess I must have not been paying attention :/

But if that's the case then that would mean it hasn't been updated since 2010, which is when the store was last remodeled. I know Walmart has been trying to get a Supercenter in Latham since at least 2009, and that they usually stop remodeling stores when a Supercenter is planned, but I didn't think that would go as far as to still have a Zune HD on display. :/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on April 17, 2015, 01:46:40 PM
Speaking of Walmart, what do you make of this?

http://consumerist.com/2015/04/16/walmart-raises-suspicions-after-closing-4-stores-in-same-day-for-plumbing-problems/



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: store215 on April 17, 2015, 08:35:24 PM
Speaking of Walmart, what do you make of this?

http://consumerist.com/2015/04/16/walmart-raises-suspicions-after-closing-4-stores-in-same-day-for-plumbing-problems/



I don't buy 'plumbing issues' one bit. Sounds like there was a lot of union activity in/around the stores they closed.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 18, 2015, 07:28:57 AM
I too call BS. I worked at a store where they remodeled the entire store including the restrooms. It was a small store, so they only had one set of restrooms. For about 3 weeks they had 2 trailers outside the store with fully functioning restrooms. And those who did not want to use the trailers were welcome to use the restrooms at the liquor store in the same plaza.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on April 18, 2015, 09:36:37 PM
I'm just taken aback by the phrase "5-hour store closing sale." Did they immediately slash everything to 90% off and say, "go to town, folks"?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on April 19, 2015, 06:42:38 AM
I'm just taken aback by the phrase "5-hour store closing sale." Did they immediately slash everything to 90% off and say, "go to town, folks"?

Sounds like that really happened.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 04, 2015, 07:27:20 AM
The Subway in the Southington, CT Walmart is closed. I don't know what they're plans are. My Mom told me the sign is down and the whole thing is covered with plastic.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 04, 2015, 08:50:49 AM
The Subway in the Southington, CT Walmart is closed. I don't know what they're plans are. My Mom told me the sign is down and the whole thing is covered with plastic.

Update. Right after I posted this my Mom and I went to Walmart. I talked to someone I know who works at the store and he said the Subway was under-performing and the owner closed one in Waterbury too. (I don't know if he meant the one inside the Walmart or not).


Title: Changes at Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 06, 2015, 04:40:54 PM
Walmart is changing their dress code again on July 1st. Last September they made the dress code Khaki Pants (same as it's been for several years), navy blue or white polo shirts (changed from Blue T-Shirts), and a vest. Starting July 1st employees have the option of wearing Black Denim Jeans or Khaki Jeans.

Walmart has a new CEO. His name is Doug McMillon.

By February 1st all new entry-level employees will start at $10/HR and obviously entry level employees who currently make less than that will be bumped up. Obviously in states where the minimum wage is more than $10/HR the pay will have to be adjusted accordingly. Connecticut for example has its minimum wage going up to $10.10 in January 2017.

They're also going to be revamping the music they play in their stores. Eliminating such artists as Justin Beaver (SIC) and Celine Dion.

They're also going to be adjusting the heating and cooling in the stores which is controlled from corporate in Arkansas.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/thanks-boss-walmart-warms-stores-nixes-celine-dion-allows-jeans-n369671


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on June 08, 2015, 08:58:11 AM
How is ditching Celine Dion supposed to increase sales?   ???


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JoshAustin610 on June 08, 2015, 01:01:02 PM
It's supposed to improve employee morale: many chains use a satellite system for their music, meaning the songs are shuffled, Walmart apparently still uses CDs, which means they hear the same songs over and over in a 4 hour loop, in the exact same order.  It's not specifically Celine Dion that's the problem, it's the repetition that gets on employees' nerves.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on June 08, 2015, 02:37:32 PM
It's supposed to improve employee morale: many chains use a satellite system for their music, meaning the songs are shuffled, Walmart apparently still uses CDs, which means they hear the same songs over and over in a 4 hour loop, in the exact same order.  It's not specifically Celine Dion that's the problem, it's the repetition that gets on employees' nerves.

The world's largest retailer-still using CDs in 2015??!


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on June 09, 2015, 02:02:00 AM
I remember years ago Walmart in-store music came via satellite and they had live DJs and even played requests for workers at individual stores. In more recent years, at 24-hour stores overnight stockers would blast boomboxes in place of the nonexistent satellite-fed music.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on June 09, 2015, 09:54:44 AM
ahhh....I totally get that.  It's why I have an aversion to Christmas music to this day.
Too many 80+ hour weeks where I had to endure the same loop of Christmas tunes
over and over and over and over....


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Caldor1999 on June 19, 2015, 02:50:11 AM
I don't get why they play music in stores? I find it annoying and hard to drown out. It was worse when i use to work retail and having to hear the same annoying songs over and over and over and over again.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 20, 2015, 07:21:11 PM
This was Walmart's first location in New Britain, Connecticut. It was at 436 Slater Road. It was 112,000 Square Feet and was there 1997-2002 which is when they moved into the 84,000 Square Foot former Caldor on Farmington Ave. Webster Bank bought the building in 2003 and operates some corporate offices there. The building built in 1990 was home to a Price Club then a warehouse for Nestles. Then it became Walmart. Until the 1980s there was a shopping center there called Stanley Plaza which had Bradlee's, Shoprite, and several other stores.

(http://images.vgsi.com/photos/NewBritainCTPhotos//%5C00%5C02%5C10/56.JPG)

Photo courtesy: Vision Government Solutions. P.S. VGSI has the address as 490 Slater Road.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on August 15, 2015, 08:38:53 PM
Did some of Walmarts in Connecticut cut back their hours, because of issues of dirty stores?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on September 28, 2015, 01:43:31 PM
The Walmart Neighborhood Market on the corner of Farminngton Ave and Oakland Street in Bristol, CT cut their hours. Previously a 24 hour store as of September 26th they're hours are 6AM-Midnight.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on September 29, 2015, 06:35:07 AM
The Walmart Neighborhood Market on the corner of Farminngton Ave and Oakland Street in Bristol, CT cut their hours. Previously a 24 hour store as of September 26th they're hours are 6AM-Midnight.

WoW...the grocery stores here are still 24/7, just wondering about the regular Wal-Mart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 02, 2015, 09:56:05 PM
The Southington, CT Walmart is now using the former Subway space for Halloween Candy. Several shelves of it are in there. Along with 2 coolers filled with Soda and Juice. The back area of the "kitchen" is covered with a curtain.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on October 03, 2015, 12:48:54 AM
Did some of Walmarts in Connecticut cut back their hours, because of issues of dirty stores?

You have to do a certain amount of business to cover your costs for 24/7 operation. For example, in 2009 a certain McDonald's franchisee in Michigan calculated that he had to do $100 per hour at the drive-thru just to break even. He ended up doing only $15-$20 per hour, so he gave up. Now imagine how much volume a supermarket or discount store would have to do to justify staying open around the clock.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on October 03, 2015, 12:01:45 PM
Did some of Walmarts in Connecticut cut back their hours, because of issues of dirty stores?

You have to do a certain amount of business to cover your costs for 24/7 operation. For example, in 2009 a certain McDonald's franchisee in Michigan calculated that he had to do $100 per hour at the drive-thru just to break even. He ended up doing only $15-$20 per hour, so he gave up. Now imagine how much volume a supermarket or discount store would have to do to justify staying open around the clock.

The only possible difference with a store (rather than a restaurant like McDonalds) is that if they have people in the store overnights doing other work, like stocking and cleaning, there may not be a huge additional cost to being open.

For example, in this area, the Hannaford stores (or at least many) used to be open 24 hours.  They didn't, however, have a dedicated cashier, just that someone would come up and check you out when they saw someone.  So that person would be paid anyway to stock or clean or whatever if they weren't open to customers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on October 03, 2015, 04:35:32 PM
Hannaford stores (or at least many) used to be open 24 hours.  They didn't, however, have a dedicated cashier, just that someone would come up and check you out when they saw someone.  So that person would be paid anyway to stock or clean or whatever if they weren't open to customers.

I imagine increased shrinkage would be an issue without a dedicated cashier.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 15, 2015, 05:25:53 PM
What's going on with Walmart?  Discuss!

-------------

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s stock just had its biggest crash in 25 years after investors warned on profit 

http://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/wal-mart-stores-incs-stock-just-had-its-biggest-crash-in-15-years-after-investors-warned-on-profit

The four members of the Walton family controlling more than half the shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had $11 billion of their combined net worth evaporate Wednesday as shares of the retailer plunged on a lower earnings outlook for the coming fiscal year.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-14/wal-mart-heirs-see-9-billion-vanish-in-a-day-as-shares-plummet


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on October 15, 2015, 06:18:28 PM
Could this mean Walmart could soon-do what they've never done before-announce that they are closing a triple-digit amount of stores?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on October 16, 2015, 11:58:33 AM
The biggest problem is that everyone seems to think that every company will grow constantly.  Since the overall inflation is tiny (small enough to not trigger any rise in Social Security payments this year), if any company maintains it current level of profits that should be fine but then those who invest seem to jump off thinking it's something bad.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on October 16, 2015, 12:34:28 PM
The biggest problem is that everyone seems to think that every company will grow constantly.  Since the overall inflation is tiny (small enough to not trigger any rise in Social Security payments this year), if any company maintains it current level of profits that should be fine but then those who invest seem to jump off thinking it's something bad.

Wow! You have nailed one of the MAJOR frustrations I had with corporate management throughout
all of my years in retail.

Namely that whoever did our sales projections was smoking crack.

They would plan double-digit increases for stores that were humming along at full throttle
where literally you did not have the shelf space to get one more piece of merchandise out the door.
They honestly thought that the sales graph would keep going up.....and up....and UP....forever.

I knew a store manager who got canned for not achieving a double-digit increase (he was +9.5%
in a building that was busting at the seams)

You'd try to explain to them the mathematical theorem that "all curves level out eventually".
They'd look at you like you were speaking Greek.  And then scowl at you like you were some
sort of Communist.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 17, 2015, 08:19:43 AM
What's going on with Walmart?  Discuss!

-------------

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s stock just had its biggest crash in 25 years after investors warned on profit 

http://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/wal-mart-stores-incs-stock-just-had-its-biggest-crash-in-15-years-after-investors-warned-on-profit

The four members of the Walton family controlling more than half the shares of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had $11 billion of their combined net worth evaporate Wednesday as shares of the retailer plunged on a lower earnings outlook for the coming fiscal year.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-14/wal-mart-heirs-see-9-billion-vanish-in-a-day-as-shares-plummet

This is weird. Wednesday Morning their CEO was on CNBC talking about how things were going so well, sales are up, etc. Then later that day they reduce their sales forecast and their stock crashed. Then again what's stock didn't crash on Wednesday?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on October 17, 2015, 09:53:56 AM
So, if they announce a major round of store closures soon as a result of this, which ones do you think will probably close? I sure can't think of any around here...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 17, 2015, 11:51:04 AM
Maybe the two Neighborhood Markets in Connecticut. They're struggling still more than 2 years after they opened.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: AmesNewington on October 17, 2015, 12:28:17 PM
So, if they announce a major round of store closures soon as a result of this, which ones do you think will probably close? I sure can't think of any around here...

I can see Walmart not opening any new stores. I'm not sure they would close any in Connecticut. The Neighborhood Markets maybe, but I'm not even sure about that. Does anyone know if the second Manchester store planned is going to happen?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Zayre88 on October 17, 2015, 03:19:09 PM
I don't expect store closures, but they need to fix things up.

I still see several smaller, older Walmart store that are cramped, packed and way too small, they need to be expanded or relocated.

Many other stores are a mess, unkept, with empty shelves, merchandise is scattered and no attention to have it fully stocked and properly displayed.

And at any store lines at the registers feel way too long.

Not always a good shopping experience.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 17, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
Does anyone know if the second Manchester store planned is going to happen?

The city approved it, but Waverly Markets (Shoprite) is suing Walmart and the City of Manchester.



Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 18, 2015, 10:17:47 AM
In Southington, CT they lease their store in Walmart Plaza. It's around 96,000 square feet. They bought Caldor's lease after they closed in 1999 and after over $1 million in renovations they opened on April 19, 2000. They did a major remodel in 2009. Back in 1996 they were pursuing a store on Meriden-Waterbury Road in the Milldale section of town. They got the approval from the town, they got approval from the state (MW Road is a state road), they were welcome with open arms and then Walmart backed out. In 2006 Home Depot opened a second store on the MW Road site where Walmart wanted to build). Would they close this location when their lease expires? Who really knows?

In Bristol, CT they own their main store on Farmington Ave. It is around 122,000 square feet and opened in 2001. There was a lot of opposition to this store and it was fought in courts many times If this location hadn't been going through the courts they would've pursued Caldor's lease which KMART got ultimately. (Ironically in 2013 a Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in the old Shaw's adjacent to the old Caldor). If they had bought Caldor's lease they would've ended up with a much smaller store only around 86,000 Square feet. In 2013 Walmart purchased land adjacent their main store in hopes of building an addition onto their store, but they city wouldn't allow this. Much like the wouldn't allow them to build a larger store in first place. In 2006 they did a minor remodel. As of October 2015 they haven't done any further remodeling. The building still has a blue front and sports the old Walmart logo. Would the close this location? I seriously doubt it. It's  the only department store in Bristol aside from TJMAXX.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on November 07, 2015, 06:53:39 AM
Does anyone know if the second Manchester store planned is going to happen?

They officially bought the property for $9 million.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-walmart-1107-20151106-story.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on December 10, 2015, 01:06:25 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxjHhI1X-2E/VEr0hkgkUCI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/LcXDSAA6JQM/s1600/Wal-Mart%2B(former%2BKmart)%2BHuntsville%2C%2BAL%2B1.JPG)
Yes, this is a Walmart operating out of a 1960s-era Kmart store in Huntsville, Alabama.

More pictures and story here:
http://www.deadanddyingretail.com/2014/10/the-story-of-wal-mart-inside-kmart-in.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: HannafordHearts on December 10, 2015, 08:11:23 PM
I'm surprised nobody brought this up yet, but Walmart just came out with a brand new decor package a couple of months ago. Yup, after six long years of Project Impact, Walmart decided it was time for something new. It debuted at a store in Rogers, AR in October, and the five stores that closed for plumbing problems back in April also reopened with the new decor.

You can see some of it in the video shown here: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-east-hillsborough/brandon-walmart-ready-to-re-open-friday-november-13-at-8-am

I personally think it's very interesting. It almost looks like the second coming of the 2004 "black" decor with the symbols for each department, mixed with the "pole" signs from the 2006 decor. Quite a change from six years of Project Impact, but I'm not complaining, considering the 2004 decor was my favorite. I wonder if it was intentional to make this new decor similar in style.

I also can't tell if the walls are white or not in that video, but if they are, then that's my only complaint. I wish they had gone with brown walls like in 2006, or went with a different color. The white walls are too bland to me.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on December 11, 2015, 11:01:16 AM
The Bristol, Connecticut Walmart needs to be remodeled. They were supposed to convert it to a Super Center in 2014, but didn't. Then they were supposed to build an addition onto the store, but the city of Bristol wouldn't allow it. The store still features the old Walmart logo on the building.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on January 15, 2016, 08:35:35 AM
Walmart has announced the closings of 269 stores.   154 in the U.S.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/15/wal-mart-to-close-269-stores-as-it-retools-fleet.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on January 15, 2016, 09:00:40 AM
I saw this too and it said a lot of the stores closing in the US were Walmart Express stores. What's a Walmart Express Store?  ??? I did two tours of duty with that company and never heard of it.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Hudsons81 on January 15, 2016, 10:01:47 AM
I saw this too and it said a lot of the stores closing in the US were Walmart Express stores. What's a Walmart Express Store?  ??? I did two tours of duty with that company and never heard of it.

I believe there's one somewhere near downtown Chicago.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on March 16, 2016, 12:03:39 AM
If Sam Walton were still alive today, he would've been disgusted with Wal-Mart's current practices, that he would've shut half of the stores in the United States down. He would also be disgusted by the fact that a lot of the goods being sold in his stores are made in China (Sam Walton always sold mostly American-made goods alongside some imports in his stores before Wal-Mart went corporate). Sam's business model has been ruined by modern-day corporate Wal-Mart.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Patrick Boots CEC on March 16, 2016, 04:48:17 AM
^


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on March 16, 2016, 09:02:03 AM
Sam Walton was still alive when I was working in retail.

Trust me, there were PLENTY of Chinese goods in Walmart at that time.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on March 17, 2016, 07:30:30 AM
Sam Walton was still alive when I was working in retail.

Trust me, there were PLENTY of Chinese goods in Walmart at that time.
Ok. 80-90% of the goods are made in China (The other 10-20% are made in other countries like the USA, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, etc.). Sam Walton died in 1992, so you were working in retail that time.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on March 17, 2016, 10:01:29 AM
Sam Walton died in 1992, so you were working in retail that time.


Yup.  1985-1997.  Left cause my knees were getting bad, plus I was assigned to a Hills store
in a really bad part of town where, after firing so many thieving employees and busting so many
shoplifters, I had fears for my physical safety.

Walmart had no stores in my part of the country when I worked retail (Ohio, Michigan, Western PA).
It was widely rumored amongst longtime Ames managers that Ames and Walmart had a gentleman's
agreement to stay out of each other's way and then link-up into a single chain at some future date.
Reportedly Sam Walton became angry and nixed the deal when Ames acquired G.C. Murphy and did
not close their stores in Louisiana.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: danfifepsu on March 18, 2016, 07:47:25 AM
DERBY CT ONE IS CLOSING JULY 29


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on March 18, 2016, 08:32:43 AM
Yeah it's posted in the store closing section.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on April 13, 2016, 09:26:05 PM
Don't believe the lies that anyone tells you about that bullcrap about Walmart turning their closed stores in to FEMA camps for martial law. That is just a bunch of supermarket tabloid hooey.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: danfifepsu on April 19, 2016, 11:45:58 AM
why did Walmart close in thse small towns where there was no store for 25 miles: winnsboro SC, Raymondville TX and Kimball WV


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on April 19, 2016, 12:19:15 PM
Don't believe the lies that anyone tells you about that bullcrap about Walmart turning their closed stores in to FEMA camps for martial law. That is just a bunch of supermarket tabloid hooey.

Besides, if you REALLY wanted to punish somebody you'd hold them in a closed Kmart store.   ;D


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on April 19, 2016, 05:50:16 PM
why did Walmart close in thse small towns where there was no store for 25 miles: winnsboro SC, Raymondville TX and Kimball WV
Overexpansion, maybe?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: danfifepsu on April 19, 2016, 07:04:04 PM
why did Walmart close in thse small towns where there was no store for 25 miles: winnsboro SC, Raymondville TX and Kimball WV
Overexpansion, maybe?

but those towns have no store for 25 miles, how did Walmart not make it in those? walmart closing stores and opening, its like going on a diet.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on April 23, 2016, 04:44:53 PM
If Sam Walton were still alive today, he would've been disgusted with Wal-Mart's current practices, that he would've shut half of the stores in the United States down. He would also be disgusted by the fact that a lot of the goods being sold in his stores are made in China (Sam Walton always sold mostly American-made goods alongside some imports in his stores before Wal-Mart went corporate). Sam's business model has been ruined by modern-day corporate Wal-Mart.

Very true...When I worked for them, I went to Wallingford's store and they had on the entrance wall a listing of Wal-Marts Connecticut made products...with a picture of Sam saying American Made Products sold by an American owned Company. A few months later, they painted the wall...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on April 24, 2016, 02:10:21 PM
If Sam Walton were still alive today, he would've been disgusted with Wal-Mart's current practices, that he would've shut half of the stores in the United States down. He would also be disgusted by the fact that a lot of the goods being sold in his stores are made in China (Sam Walton always sold mostly American-made goods alongside some imports in his stores before Wal-Mart went corporate). Sam's business model has been ruined by modern-day corporate Wal-Mart.

Very true...When I worked for them, I went to Wallingford's store and they had on the entrance wall a listing of Wal-Marts Connecticut made products...with a picture of Sam saying American Made Products sold by an American owned Company. A few months later, they painted the wall...
I guess Sam Walton must be rolling in his grave now...


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JSIDA17 on April 24, 2016, 03:43:15 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxjHhI1X-2E/VEr0hkgkUCI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/LcXDSAA6JQM/s1600/Wal-Mart%2B(former%2BKmart)%2BHuntsville%2C%2BAL%2B1.JPG)
Yes, this is a Walmart operating out of a 1960s-era Kmart store in Huntsville, Alabama.

More pictures and story here:
http://www.deadanddyingretail.com/2014/10/the-story-of-wal-mart-inside-kmart-in.html

Why does it still have the pre-2009 Walmart logo on it? All the Walmart's I know of have the newer "sunburst" logo on them.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Pikapower on April 24, 2016, 03:52:16 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxjHhI1X-2E/VEr0hkgkUCI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/LcXDSAA6JQM/s1600/Wal-Mart%2B(former%2BKmart)%2BHuntsville%2C%2BAL%2B1.JPG)
Yes, this is a Walmart operating out of a 1960s-era Kmart store in Huntsville, Alabama.

More pictures and story here:
http://www.deadanddyingretail.com/2014/10/the-story-of-wal-mart-inside-kmart-in.html

Why does it still have the pre-2009 Walmart logo on it? All the Walmart's I know of have the newer "sunburst" logo on them.

I don't know maybe Walmart had a surplus of the old signs.  ???


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JSIDA17 on April 24, 2016, 04:02:15 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lxjHhI1X-2E/VEr0hkgkUCI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/LcXDSAA6JQM/s1600/Wal-Mart%2B(former%2BKmart)%2BHuntsville%2C%2BAL%2B1.JPG)
Yes, this is a Walmart operating out of a 1960s-era Kmart store in Huntsville, Alabama.

More pictures and story here:
http://www.deadanddyingretail.com/2014/10/the-story-of-wal-mart-inside-kmart-in.html

Why does it still have the pre-2009 Walmart logo on it? All the Walmart's I know of have the newer "sunburst" logo on them.

I don't know maybe Walmart had a surplus of the old signs.  ???

I just read the article and looked at all the pictures, and my god, that looks like the inside of a 2005 Walmart instead of a 2014 one! I remember the Walmart in Putnam, CT before the Super Walmart conversion and it looked really close to this store in size and looks. It's really odd that this store was time warped for so long before it closed.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Bdubs on April 25, 2016, 06:34:28 PM
Groton CT still has the old logo on the building, and roadside sign is still the blue scheme with old logo. I thought this was odd as this store has been repainted with the new colors, but the sign has stayed unchanged. I know WalMart has been blocked from putting a Supercenter at this location because there is a Stop & Shop in the front of this. S&S has successfully blocked WalMart from expanding at this current location.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: danfifepsu on May 07, 2016, 07:38:08 AM
Just as I thought:

http://realorsatire.com/empirenews-net/

That was fake, although the article did look convincing at first.

walmarts too big for that. and somehow bigger than Kmart was in Kmarts glory days, when then Walmart was a regional.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on May 08, 2016, 05:33:06 PM
Walmart has been known to recover quickly.


Title: Re: Wal-Mart Supercenter
Post by: JSIDA17 on May 12, 2016, 07:05:31 PM
Pretty much extinct, as basically all the regular Walmart stores are indeed in the Super center format like Target.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on June 01, 2016, 07:20:25 PM
Why Walmart is Bringing Back the Smiley Face
Posted: Jun 01, 2016 2:51 PM EST
Updated: Jun 01, 2016 2:51 PM EST
By Christie Green

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (CBS NEWS)- Walmart (WMT) is reviving its yellow smiley image to be the face of its low-price marketing.

The nation's largest retailer is emphasizing customer service and aiming to reinforce a price leadership claim that's been chipped away at by increased competition from online leader Amazon.com and other rivals. The smiley, dormant for ten years, has returned to some digital advertising and will be in TV ads and some store signs starting next week. From there it's likely to expand.

Walmart, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, announced the move Wednesday at a gathering of about of 2,600 mostly hourly U.S. workers that's tied to this week's annual shareholders meeting. The rally featured speeches from top executives about how to serve customers, including the importance of putting on a happy face.

"Put that smile on. People notice that," said "Family Feud" host Steve Harvey, who played the game with a few executives along with a cashier and driver. Workers also received "smiley" buttons to wear.

Nearly 70 percent of Walmart's customers still associate the smiley with saving at the stores, even though it has been largely absent for a decade, Chief Marketing Officer Tony Roger said on Walmart's blog.

The discounter initially gave out "Smiley" stickers to store shoppers in 1990, and the image later became the face of what the company calls "rollbacks" -- discounts for a set period on key items. The face was then incorporated into characters like Zorro and Robin Hood. But it virtually disappeared in 2006 as the company shifted its marketing focus.

It will be the face of Walmart's low-price marketing again as the company tries to increase sales at its namesake U.S. business. Walmart's U.S. discount division just reported its seventh straight gain for a key measure as its efforts on basics like cleaning up its stores and increasing customer service are helping business.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on June 02, 2016, 06:54:26 AM
More important than the smiley is the fact that Walmart is NOT necessarily the Lowest Price any longer.
I frequently find the same items for less elsewhere.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on June 16, 2016, 01:47:41 PM
Walmart has announced that they are eliminating a large number of invoicing jobs.
Essentially doing away with the in-store backoffice operation in a number of locations.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wal-mart-cutting-hundreds-accounting-221619629.html

Employees will be offered more "customer facing" jobs.
Not sure how that will work out.  In my experience many of the associates who were
working in the backoffice were assigned there specifically because their personalities
were not well-suited to dealing with customers.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on June 17, 2016, 09:54:43 AM
Walmart has announced that they are eliminating a large number of invoicing jobs.
Essentially doing away with the in-store backoffice operation in a number of locations.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wal-mart-cutting-hundreds-accounting-221619629.html

Employees will be offered more "customer facing" jobs.
Not sure how that will work out.  In my experience many of the associates who were
working in the backoffice were assigned there specifically because their personalities
were not well-suited to dealing with customers.

Although if they are bad, it could be something like putting stuff on shelves where it helps the customer but doesn't require a lot of interaction with them.  That would get rid of some of the complaints about things being out of stock that seem to appear fairly often.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on June 21, 2016, 07:03:19 PM
I saw the Walmart smiley face commercial recently.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: scottw73 on July 02, 2016, 08:30:37 PM
DERBY CT ONE IS CLOSING JULY 29

Was in the Derby store tonight, not many deals (except for my $2.50 sneakers) not a lot left on the shelves. My theory is they will not reduce any more, they'll probably distribute the remaining inventory to other stores, the pharmacy is sending their scripts to Shelton. Sad indeed


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jamesway_95 on September 04, 2016, 02:52:28 PM
I saw the Walmart smiley face commercial recently.

I'd like to see the smiley face on in-store signage again.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: dmx10101 on September 04, 2016, 04:41:27 PM
I saw the Walmart smiley face commercial recently.

I'd like to see the smiley face on in-store signage again.


It already is on the in store signage at the walmarts I've been to recently.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on September 17, 2016, 03:13:13 PM
Renovations have been completed in Bristol, Connecticut. Grand Reopening was today. Not sure when I can get pictures seeing that I don't have a car.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on September 30, 2016, 05:25:04 AM
Renovations have been completed in Bristol, Connecticut. Grand Reopening was today. Not sure when I can get pictures seeing that I don't have a car.

I went to the newly remodeled Walmart yesterday. - A quick unplanned trip to buy a watch on my way to work at Stop & Shop on Pine Street. The outside of the building has been painted Industrial Grey and the area where the new Walmart sign is is painted blue. For industrial grey it doesn't look bad. Inside the former Portrait Studio which at one time they were trying to lease out is gone - replaced by a wall with a door. Jackson-Hewitt used to set up in their during tax time. Wonder what's gonna happen with that now. Some things have been moved around and they expanded the grocery section. There's also new signage. I didn't have time to see the entire store.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: JimSawhill on October 01, 2016, 06:45:54 AM
Renovations have been completed in Bristol, Connecticut. Grand Reopening was today. Not sure when I can get pictures seeing that I don't have a car.

I went to the newly remodeled Walmart yesterday. - A quick unplanned trip to buy a watch on my way to work at Stop & Shop on Pine Street. The outside of the building has been painted Industrial Grey and the area where the new Walmart sign is is painted blue. For industrial grey it doesn't look bad. Inside the former Portrait Studio which at one time they were trying to lease out is gone - replaced by a wall with a door. Jackson-Hewitt used to set up in their during tax time. Wonder what's gonna happen with that now. Some things have been moved around and they expanded the grocery section. There's also new signage. I didn't have time to see the entire store.

They had a portrait studio? What happened to it?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on October 01, 2016, 04:14:32 PM
Renovations have been completed in Bristol, Connecticut. Grand Reopening was today. Not sure when I can get pictures seeing that I don't have a car.

I went to the newly remodeled Walmart yesterday. - A quick unplanned trip to buy a watch on my way to work at Stop & Shop on Pine Street. The outside of the building has been painted Industrial Grey and the area where the new Walmart sign is is painted blue. For industrial grey it doesn't look bad. Inside the former Portrait Studio which at one time they were trying to lease out is gone - replaced by a wall with a door. Jackson-Hewitt used to set up in their during tax time. Wonder what's gonna happen with that now. Some things have been moved around and they expanded the grocery section. There's also new signage. I didn't have time to see the entire store.

They had a portrait studio? What happened to it?

Closed 4 or 5 yrs ago.


Title: Walmart to slow new store openings
Post by: retailisking on October 07, 2016, 01:50:16 AM
They're plowing cash into online, as with their recent acquisition of Jet.com
http://www.seattletimes.com/business/wal-mart-plans-to-slow-new-store-openings-invest-in-online/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on October 07, 2016, 07:09:26 AM
Makes sense.  The threat today is no longer Target or Kmart, but Amazon.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on October 07, 2016, 07:18:52 AM
The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, CT cut their hours again. Last year they ceased being open 24/7 and changed their hours to 6AM-12AM. Now their hours are 6AM-10PM.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on October 17, 2016, 04:37:40 AM
You often hear stories of communities against Walmart being built. Here's a group in favor of Walmart building a Supercenter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

https://www.facebook.com/woodlawncrossing/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on October 17, 2016, 10:33:44 AM
You often hear stories of communities against Walmart being built. Here's a group in favor of Walmart building a Supercenter in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

https://www.facebook.com/woodlawncrossing/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED&fref=nf

Makes sense they'd have to move it, since the current Walmart is in a plaza with the first re-done Market 32 in MA.
Also one of the few smaller "regular" Walmart stores left around.


Title: Walmart opens its second fuel/pickup location
Post by: retailisking on December 02, 2016, 05:20:34 PM
Despite the failure of Express, Walmart hasn't entirely given up on smaller formats.
http://www.denverpost.com/2016/12/01/walmart-opening-pickup-with-fuel-thornton/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on January 02, 2017, 06:20:30 PM
The Wal*Mart store in Round Lake Beach, Illinois

1987:
(http://www.district116.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Old-WalMart.jpg)

2009:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonrev/3993873481/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/jonrev/3993873481/)

The store has since relocated to a "Supercenter", leaving this store vacant. The store has since been demolished for a Meijer.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on January 11, 2017, 01:53:46 PM
Walmart is slashing 1000 corporate jobs from it's HQ in Bentonville, AR

https://www.thestreet.com/story/13950541/1/walmart-eliminating-1-000-jobs-blames-rising-wages.html?puc=_htmlmdb_pla12&cm_ven=EMAIL_htmlmdb&tstmem=60918040&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MDB&utm_term=Walmart+Eliminates+1%2C000+Jobs%2C+


Title: Walmart pulls the plug on ShippingPass
Post by: retailisking on January 31, 2017, 11:32:41 PM
Instead, it will offer free two-day shipping with a $35 minimum purchase
http://www.retaildive.com/news/wal-mart-scraps-prime-like-shippingpass-membership/435121/


Title: Walmart debuts convenience store in small Texas town
Post by: retailisking on February 17, 2017, 04:17:08 PM
Trying again with a small format
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/02/16/wal-mart-debuts-convenience-store-small-town-texas


Title: Amazon lowers minimum for free two-day shipping to match Walmart
Post by: retailisking on February 21, 2017, 12:47:44 PM
Amazon blinks - but will Walmart take an e-commerce hit?
http://www.retaildive.com/news/amazon-lowers-free-two-day-shipping-minimum-for-non-prime-members/436550/


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on February 21, 2017, 02:13:52 PM
I just got free two-day shipping from Walmart on a vacuum cleaner.
That was NOT a small box.   Almost too good to be true.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: ShopKoFan on February 26, 2017, 07:07:13 PM
I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: retailisking on February 27, 2017, 02:28:08 AM
I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.
Walmart is a discount retailer; Dillard's is too far out of their core competency. And besides, the last thing Walmart is interested in is more bricks-and-mortar; they are only buying online businesses these days. Sycamore Partners would be a more likely suitor, though there's (I assume) quite a bit of overlap with Belk. Another possibility is HBC, especially if the Macy's pursuit doesn't work out. There were rumors of a HBC buyout of Dillard's back in 2014. Dillard's is struggling with weak comps at the moment, though that's hardly unique in the department store space.
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/dillards-dds-misses-q4-earnings-135901608.html


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on February 28, 2017, 09:54:45 AM
I hope Walmart merges with fellow Arkansas-based retailer Dillard's in the future.

Sorry bro. That's the stupidest idea I've heard since I heard KMART and Sears were getting married 12 years ago. Albeit it's a stupid idea for a different reason.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on February 28, 2017, 02:17:20 PM
The thought of those "Walmart People" showing up at a Dillards is quite
amusing though.


Title: Walmart canceling plans for Manchester, CT Supercenter
Post by: Brammy on April 18, 2017, 01:59:15 PM
Walmart has canceled their plans to build a Supercenter on Spence Street in Manchester, CT. The property was once home to a KMART. The Buckland Hills Store remains open.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-no-walmart-0419-20170418-story.html


Title: Walmart touches off new grocery price war
Post by: retailisking on April 21, 2017, 09:55:33 AM
http://www.retaildive.com/news/wal-mart-ignites-grocery-price-war-as-competition-intensifies/440979


Title: Re: Walmart canceling plans for Manchester, CT Supercenter
Post by: Bdubs on April 27, 2017, 08:13:43 PM
Walmart has canceled their plans to build a Supercenter on Spence Street in Manchester, CT. The property was once home to a KMART. The Buckland Hills Store remains open.

http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-no-walmart-0419-20170418-story.html
While it's smart of WalMart not to over saturate a market, their traditional store across town is the busiest WalMart in the state, even out pacing their Suoercenter counterparts.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on April 29, 2017, 01:38:47 PM
The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, CT cut their hours again. Last year they ceased being open 24/7 and changed their hours to 6AM-12AM. Now their hours are 6AM-10PM.

They changed their hours back to 6AM-Midight. I think they also change some things around since I was last there in October 2016.


Title: Former New Britain, CT Walmart likely to become Storage Facility
Post by: Brammy on May 10, 2017, 10:58:32 AM
Like the former Shaw's on West Main Street the former Walmart (formerly Caldor) on Farmington Avenue in New Britain is likely to become a self-storage facility.

http://www.newbritainherald.com/NBH-General+News/282473/longvacant-walmart-may-become-selfstorage-facility


Title: Walmart Neighborhood Market Bristol, CT closing
Post by: Brammy on May 15, 2017, 07:42:37 PM
The Walmart Neighborhood Market in Bristol, CT cut their hours again. Last year they ceased being open 24/7 and changed their hours to 6AM-12AM. Now their hours are 6AM-10PM.

They changed their hours back to 6AM-Midight. I think they also change some things around since I was last there in October 2016.

Well s h i t. The Bristol, CT Walmart Neighborhood Market is closing on June 9th. That concept failed in Connecticut. Both locations have now closed. It was never busy. I guess people in CT couldn't grasp the concept of a Walmart that just sells groceries and a little bit of General Merchandise.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/35431279/walmart-neighborhood-market-in-bristol-to-close-its-doors


Title: Re: Walmart Neighborhood Market Bristol, CT closing
Post by: BillyGr on May 16, 2017, 10:43:57 AM
Well s h i t. The Bristol, CT Walmart Neighborhood Market is closing on June 9th. That concept failed in Connecticut. Both locations have now closed. It was never busy. I guess people in CT couldn't grasp the concept of a Walmart that just sells groceries and a little bit of General Merchandise.

http://www.wfsb.com/story/35431279/walmart-neighborhood-market-in-bristol-to-close-its-doors

Same for the one (and only) location in upstate NY, in Niskayuna (in a newer plaza built across from the former Mohawk Mall site, for those who know the area).

As was pointed out on local sites, all three of the supermarket chains in the greater Albany area have locations fairly close by to this store (one being in the plaza across the street on the old mall site), plus a Target with the PFresh in that plaza across the street as well may have had something to do with it never taking off.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on May 16, 2017, 12:08:12 PM
I'm sure it didn't help in Bristol that Price Chopper is right next door in the neighboring (but separately owned) Bristol Commons Plaza. Price Chopper bullied their way into that former KMART (formerly Caldor and WT Grant) when Shaw's still occupied the spot where the Neighborhood Market is located. - PC threatened to sue the city of Bristol if they weren't allowed to open in the former KMART. (It should be mentioned in another nearby city they actually have an ordinance that prohibits 2 grocery stores from locating next one another).

Until June 9th Along the stretch of Route 6 that goes from Price Chopper to The Farmington Town-line there is Price Chopper, Walmart Neigborhood Market, Stop & Shop, Shoprite, and a regular Walmart. (It's a 2.3 mile stretch). Plus there is another Stop & Shop on the other side of Bristol on the Bristol/Plainville line. And there is an Aldi at the corner of Mountain Road and Route 229.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: scottw73 on May 17, 2017, 06:35:28 AM
I'm sure it didn't help in Bristol that Price Chopper is right next door in the neighboring (but separately owned) Bristol Commons Plaza. Price Chopper bullied their way into that former KMART (formerly Caldor and WT Grant) when Shaw's still occupied the spot where the Neighborhood Market is located. - PC threatened to sue the city of Bristol if they weren't allowed to open in the former KMART. (It should be mentioned in another nearby city they actually have an ordinance that prohibits 2 grocery stores from locating next one another).

Until June 9th Along the stretch of Route 6 that goes from Price Chopper to The Farmington Town-line there is Price Chopper, Walmart Neigborhood Market, Stop & Shop, Shoprite, and a regular Walmart. (It's a 2.3 mile stretch). Plus there is another Stop & Shop on the other side of Bristol on the Bristol/Plainville line. And there is an Aldi at the corner of Mountain Road and Route 229.


Isn't it odd that a Neighborhood Market and a regular Walmart would be so close to each other?? No wonder the neighborhood market concept failed in Bristol


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: BillyGr on May 17, 2017, 09:38:48 AM
Until June 9th Along the stretch of Route 6 that goes from Price Chopper to The Farmington Town-line there is Price Chopper, Walmart Neigborhood Market, Stop & Shop, Shoprite, and a regular Walmart. (It's a 2.3 mile stretch). Plus there is another Stop & Shop on the other side of Bristol on the Bristol/Plainville line. And there is an Aldi at the corner of Mountain Road and Route 229.

Isn't it odd that a Neighborhood Market and a regular Walmart would be so close to each other?? No wonder the neighborhood market concept failed in Bristol

Might depend what is meant by "regular" Walmart.  If it's one that has never been expanded to a superstore size (we found one of those out in Western NY, a small plaza with that and a Tops supermarket) maybe they were trying to offset that by having the grocery side in a separate location but nearby?


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on May 17, 2017, 09:58:21 AM
They put the Neighborhood Market in Bristol because they weren't allowed by the city of Bristol to build an addition onto their 122,000 Square Foot Store. That was Walmart's Plan B.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on May 28, 2017, 11:33:13 AM
Most of the stuff at The Bristol Neighborhood Market is 25% Off. A lot of the shelves are bare (probably shipped the stuff to the other Walmart). Hours have been cut to 7AM-7PM seven days a week. The Deli closed as of May 20th. They have deli meat for sale the full "blocks" of meat and cheese. (Tho the sell by dates have been blacked out it many cases). The 25% off come off at the end much like the "Bonus Buys" at Stop & Shop/Giant, but unlike those "bonus buys" it doesn't tell you what you paid for each item. It just says "Discount Given" and the amount.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: Brammy on June 10, 2017, 03:36:39 PM
The Neighborhood Market in Bristol, Connecticut is now closed. The last day was supposed to be yesterday June 9th. They already took the sign off the building and the 3 roadside signs one on Route 6 and the other 2 - one in back of The Bristol Commons Annex. And another by the Oakland Street Exit/Entrance to the store. The only sign that remains is the one for Nutmeg Credit Union, which had a branch in the store and also closed. I guess they're clearing out the store today as there were a few cars and tractor trailers on the property. There were a couple people sitting at the picnic table outside the store.

A friend of mine from this forum and I were discussing future use of this building on Facebook Messenger and he thinks (and I agree) the Price Chopper should open a small Market 32 in this location. (Instead of at their existing location in the adjacent Bristol Commons Plaza). He just doesn't know if Bristol would embrace the Market 32 concept. I don't know either as I have never been in a Market 32.


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: jason83080 on November 08, 2017, 10:46:26 PM
One of the Urban Explorer folks on YouTube got into the old Walmart at the failed City View Center in Garfield Heights, Ohio. First, some info about CVC for the unaware:

http://www.deadanddyingretail.com/2012/05/city-view-center-in-garfield-heights.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBlmAfSOlak


Title: Re: Walmart
Post by: TheFugitive on December 07, 2017, 12:50:02 PM
As of February 1, 2018, Walmart will be changing its official corporate name from
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. to Walmart, Inc.

This will reflect both the dropping of the hyphen in their logo several years ago,
and the company's increased emphasis in online sales.

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-changes-its-name-2017-12


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