Thursday, January 17, 2013

Second Walmart Neighborhood Market coming?

Walmart could be lining up a spot in east Charlotte for its second Neighborhood Market, following on the heels of the concept's debut here late last year.

The city's first Walmart Neighborhood Market is gearing up for a grand opening on Independence Boulevard.

But an inquisitive reader let me know that a 4.72 acre site near Albemarle Road and East W.T. Harris Boulevard was acquired by Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust in October (Deed here, Java required). Property records show the land was purchased for $1.35 million. Wal-Mart also purchased the adjacent 1.7 acre parcel for $1.45 million.

The spot used to be the site of a movie theater, but that was demolished in 2006. The parcels appear to be too small to be a Walmart Supercenter, but could be the right size for a Neighborhood Market, which are about the size of a traditional supermarket.

Perhaps the most interesting detail, this same inquisitive reader pointed out, is that the Neighborhood Market on Independence Boulevard is store #4149. Property records list the parcel on East W.T. Harris as "c/o Wal-Mart's Property Tax Department (#4148-00)." And a project listed online at the Mecklenburg building permit website shows "Charlotte (Harris), NC #4148" for the address, though no permits have been issued yet.

So, you can believe in coincidences, or believe the successive numbers (4148 and 4149) likely indicate a project linked to the existing Neighborhood Market.

Walmart didn't respond to a question about whether the land they've acquired will be a new Neighborhood Market site. They currently have about 200 Neighborhood Markets nationwide, and are looking to expand the number of stores. Expanding the number of grocery stores in Charlotte could make sense for Walmart, as the company has been aggressively targeting Harris Teeter in its price comparison ads.


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's just great.

Walmart and Walgreen needed every mile or so in the QC and espec 2-3 big box stores needed desperately downtown and/or near the stadium(s.

Damn those whinyass Dilworth punks who will shop at Walgreens in somebody elses hood but not their own. Such hippos.

Walmarts are great because they use cheap 3rd world nation labor to keep prices down and Wall St stocks higher.

If only the soap box 17 trillion debt Obama empty chair idiot grand stander would bring gas prices down to 1.50 a gallon where they should be especially after he lied about raising taxes recently only on the rich but raised them on the 53%.

Why didn't his 47% freeload welfare or food stamps or entitlement bums freebies go down too? Hippo.

Why not end all entitlements and cut the salaries of all DC politicians by at least 50% and no retirement freebies until 65.

No retired president should be paid a salary.

Also time to cut pro sports salaries by 75% or more. They only work only 25% of the year anyway if you call a day or two a week for 3 hrs as work. What a joke....

America totally screwed up and wonders why?

Anonymous said...

The story is about converting a lot that has sat empty for six years into something that will generate jobs and pay taxes.

I promise to send you a shiny new tin foil hat if you quit posting that everything is Obama's fault.

Anonymous said...

Walmart and Walgreen needed every mile or so in the QC and espec 2-3 big box stores needed desperately downtown and/or near the stadium(s.
There is no Wal-Mart near uptown or any stadiums uptown. What does wal-Mart proposing a neighborhood market have to do with Walgreens? They aren't affiliated. If it doesn't require a rezoning then who has a right to complain? they haven't even confirmed they are. It is speculation at this point.
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Damn those whinyass Dilworth punks who will shop at Walgreens in somebody elses hood but not their own. Such hippos.
- Not sure what this has to do with Dilworth. This isn't a project proposed in Dilworth. Not sure what a Walgreens rezoning has to do with a Wal-mart neighborhood market at a highway intersection that may or may not require

Walmarts are great because they use cheap 3rd world nation labor to keep prices down and Wall St stocks higher.
- Good for them. Their shareholders should be happy. people in other countries need jobs too.

If only the soap box 17 trillion debt Obama empty chair idiot grand stander would bring gas prices down to 1.50 a gallon where they should be especially after he lied about raising taxes recently only on the rich but raised them on the 53%.
_ Not sure what taxes, gas prices, or Obama have to do with Walmart building a neighborhood market in Charlotte

Why didn't his 47% freeload welfare or food stamps or entitlement bums freebies go down too? Hippo.
- I don't know why? why don't you tell us What this has to do with Wal-mart building a neighborhood market in Charlotte

Why not end all entitlements and cut the salaries of all DC politicians by at least 50% and no retirement freebies until 65.
- I don't know why? why don't you tell us What this has to do with Wal-mart building a neighborhood market in Charlotte

No retired president should be paid a salary.
- Ok what does this have to do with Wal-Mart opening a neighborhood market

Also time to cut pro sports salaries by 75% or more. They only work only 25% of the year anyway if you call a day or two a week for 3 hrs as work. What a joke....
- OK. Why don't you tell us What this has to do with Wal-mart building a neighborhood market in Charlotte

America totally screwed up and wonders why?
- Not really wondering why. Basically unproductive alcoholics sit on the internet and ramble instead of sobering up and getting a job.

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