The new Wal-Mart under construction on 76th Street will not open until after Jan. 1, 2013.
Greendale Village Manager Todd Michaels said in a phone interview that the latest schedule indicates the construction will be done around Thanksgiving, but that the store will not open till 2013.
, which will include a grocery market that will make up 40% of the store, a pharmacy and two outlots for development by future tenants.
Michaels said he has not heard of any tenants being signed for the two outlots.
Wal-Mart representatives have stressed that this particular store will be a neighborhood store meant to service the community within a 2-mile radius.
The current property where Wal-Mart would be is valued at $4 million. 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.
A number of residents expressed their opposition to a Wal-Mart during the approval process. Former U.S. Bowling Congress owners, who use to occupy the building, and village officials said it took