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.
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
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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