Walmart Plans Moving Forward

by March 21, 2012 • 4 comments

With a ground-breaking date still having not been announced, the plans for the whole development have been released for bid.  The plans are telling as to the type of store we’ll see and it’s nothing short of exciting for me!

With the Target renovations coming online in the next few days, the new Walmart will definitely give them a run for the money, when they get opened.

Remember, the original projections for the new Walmart predict a ground breaking this spring and about a 12 month construction time.  However, as of this post, there hasn’t been any dirt moved yet.

What the plans tell us.

The plans that are available tell us everything from the orientation of the building to the types of sections that exist in side.

Looking at the plans, we have reason to expect the general look and feel will be consistent with Pier Park.  We already know the size of the store will be around 70% the size of the Walmart Super Center at the intersection of Middle Beach and Front Beach Roads, or 156,000 square feet.

Looking at the plans, we see a full bakery section, deli (with display coolers), fresh produce, garden center, and other general areas you’d expect to find in a Walmart.

So far, it is looking like an exact replica of the other Walmart, just smaller.

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1 Cathy March 22, 2012 at 8:44 am

Me being a full pledged Walmart shopper I am anticipating the “Grand” opening of this new store. I am very happy to read that with your looking at the plans it seems they will build this new store with the beauty & feel that Pier Park gives. Pier Park is a lovely place to me & I would hope anyone who builds close therein would do the same.
It’s like I’ve said before, Walmart has it’s followers and Target has it’s followers…..I well believe that this area has enough room for each & customers. Some may cross over & shop at both stores, that being a good thing!
I was hoping to visit the new store this year but now it looks like completion will be sometime in 2013.
Thanks, Cathy/Tennessee


2 Phil March 26, 2012 at 9:08 am

I’ve been to the Walmart between the west end of PCB and Destin. It’s smaller. Beautiful store but I left without a few things on my list. I hope the Pier Park WMT will have enough of an inventory that those of us on the west side of PCB won’t have to make the long drive to the original PCB Walmart too often. Maybe Winn Dixie and Publix will become a bit more price competitive too!


3 Trent April 2, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Any word on when the proposed Pier Park North section will be starting? I was really looking forward to that, but as of yet, I do not see any activity.