|New Walmart store is on its way to opening day|
New Walmart store is on its way to opening day (originally published 3-05-09)
The new Walmart supercenter on US Highway 125, east of Beardstown, has been under construction since last June. The 98,000 square-foot store will replace a much smaller 54,962 sq. foot store that reflected the outdated store design. But, it has served Beardstown and surrounding communities for 20 years.
The old store will close at 6 p.m., March 17, and the new store will open on Wednesday, March 18.
The supercenter has been under construction since June 2008. It will have 36 general merchandise departments, an expanded lawn and garden center, and a pharmacy, just like the old store provided. But, as in the company’s new stores, the supercenter will include a full-service grocery area with a bakery, delicatessen, frozen foods, meat, fresh produce and a dairy department.