There was a surprising announcement in the Bee today: A new Walmart store in Fresno.
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/02/04/3749886/walmart-coming-to-central-fresno.html#storylink=cpy
Walmart will open a supercenter in the former Mervyn’s that has sat empty for five years at Blackstone and Ashlan avenues in central Fresno.
The retail giant plans to open the store — which will include clothing, electronics, a full grocery department, but no auto center — this summer. At 107,000 square feet, the store is slightly smaller than a typical Walmart Supercenter, but larger than the average Walmart store.
It wasn’t so much a surprise that we’re getting yet another Wamart (Fresno sure does love them), but the location was very unexpected; it’s the last place I would have thought a Walmart would open, because it goes counter to what the company is so well known for.