Walmart approved

Gravette Planning Commission gives new concept store its stamp of approval

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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There was standing room only at the Monday night meeting of the Gravette Planning and Zoning Commission when it took up plans related to a new Walmart store on the south side of the city.

There was standing room only at the Monday night meeting of the Gravette Planning and Zoning Commission when it took up plans related to a new Walmart store on the south side of the city.
Photo by Dodie Evans

It took just slightly more than 20 minutes Monday evening for the Gravette Planning Commission to give its stamp of approval for a new Walmart Express store to be built in Gravette.

More than 50 interested people jammed the city hall as the Commission members voted unanimously to approve construction of the building to be located on the site of the old Gravette Medical Center, along Highway 59 south.

Elliott Reed, P.E., project manager with Cochran Engineering of Union, Mo., described the proposed structure and its probable completion date.

It will house groceries and general merchandise departments, have a four-pump gasoline island, and a small pharmacy he said. It will employ about 50 people, he added.

Reed said the ...


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