Walmart Neighborhood Market Plans Downtown Rogers Store

Posted: April 7, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO FLIP PUTTHOFF A motel and restaurant are two of the buildings that will be torn down if the city approves plans for a Walmart Neighborhood Market at Eighth and Walnut streets in Rogers.

A Walmart Neighborhood Market planned at the Eighth and Walnut street intersection could play a part in the revitalization of downtown, some business owners and economic development professionals said.

At A Glance

Development Plan

The preliminary large-scale development plan has the Neighborhood Market sitting on 6.07 acres with the store on the south side of the property facing Walnut Street, with a large parking lot in front of the 41,117-square-foot store.

• The motel on Eighth Street and the building housing Marion’s Donut shop will be razed to make way for the store.

• The AT&T building and Smokin’ Joe’s Ribhouse on Poplar Street will remain.

• There are about 306 parking spaces for the proposed store on the north, east and west sides of the building.

• The fueling station is situated on the north side of the site near Walnut Street.

Source: Staff Report

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