Walmart plans get OK from Surf City officials

Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 19:57 PM.

SURF CITY — Surf City’s town council on Nov. 6 unanimously approved plans for a Walmart Neighborhood Market, construction of which may begin as early as this year.

The planned 41,839-square-foot store, which is expected to bring about 90 new jobs to the community, typically takes about nine months to build, a Walmart official said last month.

Smaller than super centers, Walmart’s markets are grocery stores with pharmacies. The store in Surf City would be roughly 10,000 square feet smaller than the Harris Teeter in town.

The market will be built near the intersection of N.C. 210 and N.C. 50 on land previously intended to be the location of the Surf City Promenade, a proposed movie and family entertainment complex. The site already has infrastructure, including water, sewer and roads.

N.C. Department of Transportation is conducting a traffic study to determine whether a stoplight needs to be put on N.C. 210, town planner Todd Rademacher said during the board’s Wednesday night meeting.

Before the town council voted to approve Walmart’s plans, Mayor Zander Guy allowed residents to comment on the matter.



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