NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A groundbreaking was held Tuesday for a new $10-million Wal-Mart in Norfolk.
City spokesperson Lori Crouch said when the Broad Creek Walmart Marketplace is finished late this year, it will bring about 100 jobs to the area. The store will serve the Broad Creek, Ingleside, and Ballentine Place communities.
“This area is old and needs revitalization, closer stores, jobs. Wawa is coming, there’s just a need, there’s a lot of revitalization in this part of town, there’s a lot of momentum working in this part of town and its welcome,” Greg Gruszeczka, President of the Ballentine Place Civic League told WAVY.com.
This will be the city’s second Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. Crews demolished an abandoned warehouse to make room for the new store on the 8-acre site.The store will be about 41,000 square feet.