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Walmart Gets One of Two Building Permits

The store is still waiting for approval on a second building permit.

Workers have gotten the OK to begin work on , but they aren't allowed to finish it yet.

The city last month approved a building permit for the business' "empty shell," but has yet to improve the permit for its "tenant improvements."

Elk Grove spokeswoman Christine Brainerd said the approved permit is for just what it sounds like–the outer shell of the 148,119-square-foot store at Bruceville Road and Whitelock Parkway, but not what's inside.

She didn't have an estimate on when the second permit would be approved.

The company the store could open in spring of 2013.

Lori May 25, 2012 at 05:17 PM
There simply is no need for 2 Walmarts blocks away from eachother! They already have one in a prime location, why tuck one into a neighborhood. I don't get it and never will. For the record I do not live over there so this isn't me saying 'not in my backyard'.
M.Legison May 25, 2012 at 09:36 PM
The new Walmart is about 2.5 miles away on the roads, not two blocks. This will be a newer,nicer store. As we're closer to the old one I wish they could have remodeled that but they had no space and we will definitely travel to the new one. Had the whiners and anti-Walmart vigilantes combined their collective IQs to reach 100 they could have seen this coming. They should have left Walmart with their original plans but I'm glad they didn't because this store is better for us.
Bwood May 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM
The 'old' one was always understocked so badly that we could never find common items there on a regular basis. Hopefully, the new one will be better in that respect. I would just as soon they close the old one. What's the point of keeping it open?
Judy Stepp May 26, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I am a bit confused, is this new store going to be a 'Superstore', or just a common Walmart? I moved here on Nov. 2010. When I checked out the Walmart, (I shop there often) , I was disappointed at the store. Outdated, not real pleasing to the eye inside as well as out. I am REALLY hoping this will be a 'Super Walmart'! We need one!
Cody Kitaura (Editor) May 26, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Judy, here's what we reported on that in March: http://patch.com/A-rJCy "Walmart is appealing that decision, while meanwhile pushing ahead with a store that, while larger, will sell a smaller range of grocery items and will not be dubbed a supercenter. ... "In addition to a pharmacy and outdoor center, the proposed 148,200-square-foot store would sell products such as household goods, electronics, and limited grocery items including dry goods, dairy products and frozen foods." Could this new store be one of the main places you shop, or would you just visit occasionally?
Bwood May 26, 2012 at 11:56 PM
I find it disappointing that it will not be a supercenter with full-blown groceries. It just ends up being a convenience store on steroids.
xpo081 May 27, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Despite how upset the community is about a 2nd Walmart, I feel we'll be shopping there anyway. It's hard not to when you want to save money and need something.
Judy Stepp May 28, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Cody, there is NO doubt, that I will be shopping there ALOT! I live within walking distance of this new store, and you can't beat Walmart prices. I just still wish that it could be a full blown Superstore*
kramos July 27, 2012 at 09:42 PM
It might as well be a super center,because we could use a full grocery store in this area

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