Wal-Mart apparently can’t get enough of the Triangle, particularly Cary.
The retailer, which is getting ready to open a Neighborhood Market store in west Cary, is now planning a second for the city.
The supermarket-only store seems headed for an old Food Lion space at Northwoods Shopping Center at Northwest Maynard Road and North Harrison Avenue, according to building permits filed with the city.
Wal-Mart has not announced its plans for the second store or a timeline, but Mayor Harold Weinbrecht has made the potential plan public on his blog
Weingarten Realty, which manages the shopping center, is in talks about the future of the supermarket, but leasing executive Jimmy Conder declined to detail the potential plans.
“Once we get things finalized for the anchor space, the center will do pretty well,” Conder said.
Ten of Northwood’s 14 smaller spaces are leased, he said.
The first Neighborhood Market, which is scheduled to open Oct. 3 at the southeast corner of N.C. 55 and High House Road, will replace a former Kroger store that was empty for years. At 57,000 square feet, it is dwarfed by the retailer’s 200,000-square-foot super centers.
The Cary store will be the first Wal-Mart-branded grocery store in the state and one of about 200 nationwide. The stores are part of a broad Wal-Mart push to gain access to developed neighborhoods that don’t have space for a full-fledged store.
Gander Mountain, which sells hunting, fishing and camping gear as well as firearms, will open a 52,000-square-foot store in the Park West Village shopping center in Morrisville on Oct. 5. The store will be Gander Mountain’s first in the Triangle. The retailer also plans to open a new store in Winston-Salem this fall.
Game Day Sports Outlet is having a grand re-opening on Sept. 29 at Stonehenge Shopping Center, 7436 Creedmoor Road, in Raleigh. The store offers college, NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA products for babies, kids and adults. ... Sona MedSpa is opening at 9104 Falls of the Neuse Road, Suite 310, on Oct. 1. It offers laser hair removal, Botox and dermal fillers, sun damage treatment, laser skin resurfacing, body contouring and more. ... And in downtown Raleigh, a Subway is going into the former Port City Java space on Fayetteville Street.
Staff writers Andy Kenney, David Bracken and Amy Rue.
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