A new sign was unveiled in a brief dedication ceremony Thursday afternoon announcing that Walmart is coming soon to Suisun City.
Grading and site preparation will begin in the coming months, with construction beginning in earnest in the Spring, according to Deborah Herron, a Walmart senior public affairs manager who spoke to the assembled crowd.
When the store opens, it will provide the community with hundreds of new jobs, and the opportunity to buy many clothing, home furnishings and other products that are not currently sold by any Suisun City retailer.
Ms. Herron thanked everyone in attendance for their perseverance and determination to see the proposed store all the way from concept to construction, a process that has taken more than six years.
News that Walmart was interested in locating in Suisun City first broke in 2005. By the next year, the company had secured the commercially zoned parcel at Highway 12 and Walters Road, and began the approval process.
The City Council unanimously approved the development plans and environmental studies for the store in February 2008. In August 2010, California's First District Court of Appeal upheld the City Council's approval.
For more information about this project, please visit the Walmart Walters Road West Project page
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