Walmart is in the process of building a smaller store near 172nd and Highway 99, the Everett Herald is reporting. It’s in the former location of the old Cycle Barn and more recently, City Marketplace flea market. We reported in May the flea market was closing pending the sale of the building.
The new store will be a “Walmart neighborhood market,” meaning it would be about 45,000 square feet — a fourth of the size of stores called “supercenters.”
“We want the format and the store size to reflect the community the store is in,” spokesman Steven Restivo said.
The smaller Walmarts generally employ about 95 people between managers, cashiers and sales associates, Restivo said. The store would sell fresh produce, bakery items and household supplies, among other things.
This second store is intended to bring grocery options closer to customers, Restivo said.
The Herald reports a tentative opening date could be as early as mid-2012.