Business Journal: Wal-Mart May Build New Supercenter
Wal-Mart wants to demolish a former furniture store to build its fifth grocer-selling Supercenter in the Sacramento area.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The company has bought 11 acres, including the former Cargo Largo store on Watt Avenue, just north of Interstate 80. Wal-Mart wants to demolish the former Cargo Largo building and replace it with a 147,000-square-foot supercenter. Sacramento County officials are cautiously optimistic about the project, which could help jump-start development in the area along Watt Avenue. But the retailer must complete environmental and traffic reports for the site, before the project can move forward. Wal-Mart has 14 stores in the four-county region, including two less than five miles from the Watt Avenue site. That figure includes four supercenters – one on Antelope Road in Sacramento, and one each in Citrus Heights, Roseville and West Sacramento.