Walmart Coming to West Hartford!

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Former Adams' Supermarket Site in West HartfordIt's sort of surprising to me that Walmart will be opening a West Hartford location.  I'm not sure why, but the recent announcement that a "Neighborhood Market" by Walmart will be opening in the long-vacant Adams supermarket site at Bishops Corner in West Hartford stirred mixed emotions in me.  Don't get me wrong-- I think it will be a welcome addition to the shopping plaza, but something about the Walmart image doesn't quite jWalmart Neighborhood Market Produceive with my own notion of West Hartford as a trendy, upscale, hip locale.  However, Walmart's Neighborhood Market is promoted as not just a grocer but also a "gathering place".  And who wouldn't like another gathering spot in town?

According to the Walmart website, the "Neighborhood Market" will offer a quick and convenient shopping experience for customers who need groceries, pharmaceuticals, and general merchandise all at their famous Every Day Low Prices.  Walmart Neighborhood Markets feature a wide variety of products, including:

  • Fresh produceWalmart Neighborhood Market
  • Meat and Dairy products
  • Frozen foods
  • Dry goods and staples
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Stationery and paper goods
  • Drive-through pharmacy
  • Deli foods
  • Bakery items
  • Canned and packaged goods
  • Condiments and spices
  • Pet supplies
  • Household supplies
  • One-hour photo center

Construction will begin later this year and Walmart is scheduled to open in early 2013.  Perhaps the addition of another grocery retailer in West Hartford will spur some price competition.   And I remind myself that if Avon can be home to a Walmart, then I guess West Hartford can too.  After all, any occupied storefront will be an improvement to the blighted vacant building that exists today. 

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