UPDATE: Walmart Neighborhood Market set to open January 21, 2015 at 7.30 am
Original story (July 9, 2014)
For a little over a month now rumors have been swirling around the internet about a Neighborhood Walmart opening in Atascocita. I can now confirm, the rumors are true.
Construction has just started on a new Walmart Neighborhood Market at 12312 Will Clayton Parkway, near the intersection of Timber Forest Drive in Atascocita.
“The Neighborhood Market is all about convenience.” Says Anne Hatfield, Director of Communications for Walmart. “The smaller size, easy parking access, drive-thru pharmacy make this a perfect footprint for quick trips, but we’re still able to offer customers the same low prices they see at our larger format stores.”
Walmart Neighborhood Markets average 38,000 square feet – that’s about one fifth of the size of a typical Walmart Supercenter.
See the comparison graphic below to give you a better idea of the Neighborhood Markets size in comparison to a Supercenter.
While Neighborhood Markets are a smaller format, Walmart is able to offer ways for customers to access their approximately one million items by utilizing Site to Store. With Site to Store you simply visit Walmart.com, order from the website, then have those items delivered for free to the new Atascocita Neighborhood Market. Hatfield says “the top three Site to Store categories at Neighborhood Markets are TVs, outdoor play sets and tablets.”
I was curious why they would build a Walmart Neighborhood Market so close to the Walmart Supercenter on FM 1960, also in Atascocita. Hatfield explained that “it’s not uncommon to find several Walmart stores in the same community. Each store serves different parts of town and serves different needs. The Supercenter provides one-stop shopping for stock-up trips while the Neighborhood Market provides convenience for grocery shopping.”
What a Neighborhood Market Offers
- 95 New Jobs
- Full-service Pharmacy
- Fresh Produce
- Meat and Dairy
- Household Goods
- Health and Beauty aids
- Baby Items
- Pet Supplies
- Site to Store
Look for the Atascocita Neighborhood Market to open in early 2015.