For several weeks I watched as crews from Immel Construction set up blockades, silt fences, and other precautionary barriers in preparation of the demolition of the old Walmart store located at Coral Drive and Les Paul Parkway on Waukesha’s east side. The demolition is making way for a new “Walmart Neighborhood Market” that is scheduled to open in Waukesha by the holiday season this year.
The 42,000 square-foot Walmart Neighborhood Market will be one of the latest Walmart developments in southeastern Wisconsin that was unanimously approved by the town of Waukesha last October. Other new Neighborhood Markets opened in Milwaukee and Wauwatosa last year, and another is planned for Menominee Falls in the near future.
The new market will add somewhere between 65 and 100 jobs to the Waukesha area. With commercial development planned for the rest of the property, other employment opportunities may become available as other businesses are developed.
The pictures below show phases of the demolition process over the course of 4 weeks, with the latest one being on Saturday, April 13th, 2013. This last picture shows that the only thing that remains of the old Walmart are the exterior block walls.
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