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Walmart in Riverdale

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The Arkansas Times reported in November that Walmart had firmed up plans to take over the former Harvest Foods building in the Riverdale shopping center, but it delayed a move on the project as it puzzled over exactly what type of Walmart to put there.

The existing footprint is largely to be retained. It will be branded as a Neighborhood Market, but will be more than 50 percent larger than the usual 40,000-square-foot model. It will have some 20,000 square feet of general merchandise, sort of a mini-Supercenter. Time line: Property close perhaps by end of July, with construction going out for bids in early fall.

And speaking of Supercenters: Look before long for news of a timeline for converting the closed former Walmart on Bowman Road, next to the Sam's Club, into a new Supercenter.

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