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Real Estate: Walmart building neighborhood grocery store in Fresno

(Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Photo courtesy of Walmart.)

Walmart is known for its supercenter expansions, but the retail giant is going small with at least one of its projects in Fresno.

The company is building its first neighborhood grocery market at Willow and Herndon avenues in Fresno. The concept is similar to Fresh & Easy and the new Dollar General Markets that have popped up in town.

“We are very excited about the new Walmart Neighborhood Market,” said Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia. “Designed for convenient grocery shopping, customers will find a full line of fresh groceries, meat and dairy products, dry goods and staples, as well as household supplies, and pharmacy services.”

The 40,000-square-foot Fresno store is expected to create about 75 new jobs, Garcia said. It is scheduled to open in summer 2013.

The retailer is also building a market in Visalia on the corner of Demaree Street and Goshen Avenue, just north of Highway 198.

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