Walmart rumors one step closer to being true

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While no official announcement has been made and local officials remain silent on whether a Walmart is planning to locate a store in Williamston, a website that caters to builders, contractors and others in the construction and building industry confirms that bidding for a project may be possible in February or March of this year.

According to the website, a new Shopping Center or Retail project with an estimated value of $9,691,000 is in the works.

Location for the 155,000 square foot project is East Greenville Drive and Roberts Blvd. in Williamston. The location matches the address for property that has recently been annexed by the Town of Williamston and zoned for commercial use.

General project information on the site listing states there will be a Retail Sales Floor, Grocery Store, Pharmacy, Garden Center, Auto Center, Deli, Offices, Stockrooms, Restrooms and Parking Lot.

In addition to a list of building, construction and other related items necessary for new construction, the preliminary bid information also calls for site clearing, traffic signals, manholes and other structures. Bid will be by invitation only.

According to an Architect Note, the Construction Document is in the design stage with bidding possible in February or March 2014.

The owner is listed as Walmart Corporation, 701 South Walton Blvd., Bentonville, Arkansas.