Second Springdale Supercenter Planned
Posted: December 21, 2012 at 5:27 a.m.
Leaders hope store spurs growth Officials hope a planned Walmart Supercenter on the west side of town spurs economic growth.
The planned Walmart Supercenter on Elm Springs Road west of Interstate 540 will be the second in Springdale. The store at 2004 S. Pleasant St. opened in 1972 and was remodeled in 2010.
This will be the first Supercenter built in Northwest Arkansas since the store on Pleasant Grove Road in Rogers opened in 2005.
The new Springdale store will be Walmart’s eighth in Benton and Washington counties.
Walmart has 103 Arkansas locations and the average wage for regular, full-time hourly workers in the state is $11.88 an hour.
The retailer plans to build between 220 and 240 stores in fiscal 2014, which runs from Feb. 1, 2013, through Jan. 31, 2014. Plans call for more than half of the new stores to be Supercenters.
Source: Staff Report
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