Greensboro, NC -- In January, WFMY News 2 first told you that the former Borders on High Point had been purchased by Walmart.
It will soon be a Walmart Neighborhood Market. The company said it should open by the end of 2013. Today, WFMY News 2 saw workers doing prep work on the building before the heavy construction begins.
Walmart spokesperson William Wertz told WFMY News 2, "We are just finishing up all the permitting required and should be going out for bids after the first of the year. We hope to have it open before the end of the year, but don't have a specific date at this point."
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What is a neighborhood markets? Walmart said the stores are a smaller version of the retail store. They are typically about a quarter of the size of a Supercenter or 40,000 square feet. Walmart Neighborhood markets are predominantly a grocery store and a pharmacy with a smaller selection of other products than you might find in a more traditional Walmart.
Most of the 215 stores nationwide employ 90-95 associates. The first one opened in 1998. There is one other Neighborhood Market in North Carolina. It's located in Cary.