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August 8, 2011

Ground breaking for new Centerville Wal-Mart Tuesday

CENTERVILLE — A long talked about new Wal-Mart facility will officially break ground on South Highway 5 in Centerville Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.

The public is invited to the ceremony to witness the first step in building the new facility which has an estimated $10.5 million construction cost.

According to Wal-Mart manager, Mark McClain, the new store will be apporoximately 60 percent larger than the current Centerville location and will be more than 90,000 square feet upon completion.

The new store will include a deli, bakery, produce, meat and frozen food sections. It will include the same basic set up as the current facility but will include a full grocery store. The expanded facility is expected to hire 25-50 additional employees.

McClain said he is projected to take possession of the new facility sometime between April and June of 2012 and the store would most likely open approximately six weeks later. McClain said the current store would likely have clearance sales in the run up to the new store’s opening. He said he is unsure what will happen to the old store at this point.

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