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NEARBY: Walmart Market Scheduled for July Opening

New store will employ around 95 people, create 100 new construction jobs.

Editor's Note: This article was written by Steven Nicastro.

Long Island's first Walmart Market grocery store will open sometime in July of 2013, Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes announced at the Levittown Property Owner's Association meeting.

The store, scheduled to replace the old Walbaum's on Hempstead Tpke. in the Levittown Mews shopping center, is currently under construction. A permit was issued on July 2 for work to be done on the interior alterations and building facade, with bulldozers and construction machines currently on location.

The market is about one-third the size of a typical supercenter and the store will employ about 95 people and create about 100 new construction jobs, according to Steven V. Restivo, Senior Director of Community Affairs for Walmart.

The first Walmart Market opened in 1998 and there are currently 215 locations nationwide. 

Check out the original story on Levittown Patch.
paul February 22, 2013 at 05:31 PM
Excellent idea. It will do well..... Smart move...
paul February 22, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I am sure that if it was to be in East Meadow it would have been fought tooth and nail. NIMBY, too much traffic, union issues, it is not a Whole Foods for Trader Joes, they treat their employess poorly and other made up crap..... Good for Levittown A plus from me...
Todd Weinstein February 22, 2013 at 06:35 PM
This is bad news. Wal-Mart is a bad company run by bad people. Yes, they will create jobs--low paying and without benefits. They will also hurt the local merchants around town. I've never seen a Wal-Mart sponsor a little league, give to church auction or support a PTA. All they do is demand tax breaks and flood are towns with garbage products. This is a sad day...
paul February 22, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Todd Todd Todd Todd Todd. You have no FACTS. They are a VERY VERY charitable organization. Next time do your homework....
Brent M. February 22, 2013 at 07:29 PM
Come on Paul, this is KATE MURRAY's back yard... it will go through no matter what... such classy people hang out begging in front of the Wal Mart in East Meadow.. im sure same ones will hang out there!!! ha
MG February 22, 2013 at 07:35 PM
Paul I think it's time you do YOUR homework...You can't just come on and say that someone else is wrong without your own supporting facts...I'm guessing you get your info from mainstream media, like every other uneducated fool that thinks they know everything...You comment on everything that people post on this website, have you nothing better to do than patrol EM Patch?
paul February 22, 2013 at 09:48 PM
To MG: http://foundation.walmart.com/ Think before you speak......
Frank T February 22, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Todd and MG have been brainwashed by mainstream media and unions.
paul February 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM
Just a couple of Long Islanders that live in their bubble, and have no clue what the real world is like....
Jenn February 23, 2013 at 01:17 PM
Todd - Walmart, just like most other large corporations, has an application process for donations and other support. You (the one in need) has to apply for funding or product donation. Walmart - just like all other large corporations, has a budget for the year. Once it's spent, it's gone and you have to ask next year. They operate no differently than any other big corporation.
robert February 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM
This is great news, but isn't that location a little small with limited parking? I wonder why they didn't use the K Mart location?
Jenn February 24, 2013 at 02:19 AM
It's a Walmart supermarket - not a Super Walmart, and since it was already a supermarket for many years I don't see why it wouldn't fit or have enough parking.
paul February 24, 2013 at 04:51 AM
ditto
Garee February 24, 2013 at 08:58 PM
Which way will Team Murray face when taking the obligatory photo opportunity during the Grand Opening. I am willing to take a bet their backs will not be facing the empty K-Mart across the street (its been that way for the past 8 years). Kate-Meister will say Levittown is a wonderful place for business and to raise a family. People are growing tired of you, worthless Mondello GOP puppet.
robert February 25, 2013 at 06:29 AM
Oh, right...I didn't realize that the story was for a Walmart grocery store.
Brent M. February 25, 2013 at 12:12 PM
Couldnt say it better!!! How long till we can vote her out??

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