Wal-Mart is nearly ready to break ground on its Neighborhood Market off Monticello Avenue.
"We don’t have a certain grand opening date yet," said spokesman William Wertz. "We hope to start construction shortly after the new year. We’re going through the final phases of getting all the permits in order."
The new 41,785-square-foot grocery store will be the latest addition at Settler’s Market, which has restarted construction after building ceased and the site was auctioned a few years ago.
Wal-Mart dodged those troubles. It bought the eight-acre property at the corner of Monticello and Route 199 for $6 million in 2008, separately from Settler’s Market, and has been quietly sitting on its plans. This year, the company received approvals from New Town’s Design Review Board and the county’s Planning Commission Design Review Committee to move ahead.
Unlike the Wal-Mart’s, this store is mostly a grocery and will not carry clothing. Along with regular produce, it will carry locally grown produce as well as having a deli and a bakery