Walmart Construction Nears End
The 90,000 square-foot store will opening in early 2013. It will be a market grocery concept.
Construction is nearly complete on the new Walmart store in Greendale scheduled to open early in 2013.
Associates will begin stocking shelves in the approximately 90,000 square-foot store with a full line of groceries, and a wide assortment of merchandise in preparation for the grand opening of the new store located across the street from Southridge Mall at 5301 S. 76th Street.
“With major construction complete on this store, we are now headed into the home stretch for our grand opening,” said store manager Jason Steffen. “Next steps are to complete the landscaping and interior cosmetic touch-ups and continue associate training. We are proud of our new store and look forward to welcoming members of the Greendale community when it opens.”
This store features many energy-saving elements, part of Walmart’s overall efforts to reduce the total amount of energy used in stores and other operations, according to a release from the store. These features include LED lights in signage, freezer cases and the parking lot. This technology uses about 50 percent less energy than traditional lighting.
Approximately 200 associates will be employed at the new store, and applications are still being accepted for full- and part-time positions in all areas of the store. Interested applicants can apply online athttp://careers.walmart.com.
The Village of Greendale first approved the construction of the Walmart at the former U.S. Bowling in summer 2011.
Village officials have said that since the site is not a TIF District once development is done the value of the property would go up to about $10 million or more, which would improve the village’s tax base.