MERRILL (WAOW) - Walmart and the city of Merrill announced plans for the construction of a Walmart across the street from the existing store.
Plans are in the works for a new 120,000 square foot building at the corner of Pine Ridge Ave. and State Highway 64. The current store is at 3500 E. Main St.
A Walmart spokesperson says the current store employs 133 people. She says those workers will move across the street as part of 200-250 employees. The current store would stay open during construction then the building will be put on the market after the new store opens.
Construction is pending governmental approvals and would start in 2012.
Merrill Mayor Bill Bialecki announced a neighborhood meeting in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd.