With a ground-breaking date still having not been announced, the plans for the whole development have been released for bid. The plans are telling as to the type of store we’ll see and it’s nothing short of exciting for me!
With the Target renovations coming online in the next few days, the new Walmart will definitely give them a run for the money, when they get opened.
Remember, the original projections for the new Walmart predict a ground breaking this spring and about a 12 month construction time. However, as of this post, there hasn’t been any dirt moved yet.
What the plans tell us.
The plans that are available tell us everything from the orientation of the building to the types of sections that exist in side.
Looking at the plans, we have reason to expect the general look and feel will be consistent with Pier Park. We already know the size of the store will be around 70% the size of the Walmart Super Center at the intersection of Middle Beach and Front Beach Roads, or 156,000 square feet.
Looking at the plans, we see a full bakery section, deli (with display coolers), fresh produce, garden center, and other general areas you’d expect to find in a Walmart.
So far, it is looking like an exact replica of the other Walmart, just smaller.