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Walmart Will Open New Store in Suisun City in 2014

The 177,000-square-foot mega-retailer will bring as many as 300 new jobs to Suisun City, officials say.

Walmart has started preliminary site work for a brand new store, which could open as early as 2014, company officials announced Wednesday.

A sign on Petersen Road prompted one Suisun City Patch reader to notify editors of the imminent development, noting potential job growth as well.

"This will bring a lot of jobs to the citizens of our city," said reader David Casey.

Indeed, the 177,000-square-foot mega-store will bring approximately 300 new full- and part-time positions to Suisun City, said Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia.

"We will be hiring for all positions throughout the store including hourly, supervisory, and management," Garcia said.

According to Garcia, the Walmart Supercenter will offer customers the one-stop shopping for general merchandise shoppers have grown to expect as well as a full line of low-price groceries. 

The corporate retailer will offer customers both national, regional, and private label brands as well as local produce selections. 

"We are excited to open a store in Suisun and offer customers an option for affordable merchandise and fresh groceries," Garcia said. 

Garcia noted only preliminary grading of the property has begun and no construction timeline has been finalized.

The news of this latest Walmart development comes on the heels of news employees of the world's largest retailer may strike this upcoming Black Friday. According to a recent Washington Post story, the workers are planning the rebellion, citing the long work hours Black Friday brings coupled with disparate incentive.

Lisa Martin November 21, 2012 at 08:59 PM
This intersection is already a nightmare, people turn left from the straight lanes on Walters/Lawler Ranch, people don't yield to oncoming traffic, and big trucks are constantly running the red lights. I only see Walmart making this situation worse unless they change the traffic signals.
denny rane November 22, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I want a PUBLIC RECORD made of how OUR City Council stands on the issue of Walmart.! We NEED to KNOW who supported this sack of Dog Crap..... this blight... this Wage Cutting/Quality Of Life Cutting Machine called Walmart. We NEED to KNOW the NAMES of the City Council Members that Support this cesspool called Walmart. Then, we WILL make sure THOSE hacks never see another cent of public money again.!!! Never Push A Walmart Cart.! The job you save might be your own. ATTENTION City Council Members. We WILL be at the next town meeting. And we WILL have your stand, on the issue of Walmart, made a matter of PUBLIC RECORD. If you DO support this sack of crap, this slap in the face to Suisun City, you will NEVER touch another cent of OUR money again. Nor will you EVER give another cent of OUR tax money to a Nazi-Mart gain. God Bless the 99%. We WILL see the 1% burn in Hell for allowing Walmart to foul OUR air. We ARE coming for your names.!
denny rane November 22, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Walmart is a 4 letter word.!!!
denny rane November 22, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Walmart will hire as many as 300 jobs - what kind of jobs are they talking about? Cheap hourly wages, NO benefits, No Union to make sure these scum bags do the right thing. Look at Germany, and other countries who work for Walmart - they have a Union that makes sure they get a propper wage, BENEFITS, and a safe place to work. What the hell are we doing to our CIty? Sounds desperate - I've been here 12 years, and I don't want to spend another 12 living around the corner from shitty Walmart!! So sorry they are coming to town -
Garry Rowe November 23, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Chip, you are a little late to the party. The Walmart approval was in 2008 and withstood all legal and regulatory challenges. The council vote was 5-0 in favor and all 5 of those councilmembers were subsequently reelected.
Mom January 24, 2013 at 05:02 PM
So move! I'm sure nobody will be begging you to stay!

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