ABERDEEN, Wash. - The fence posts were up yesterday as construction gets underway at the Aberdeen Wal-mart. Rachel Wall with their corporate office tells us the 36,000 square foot expansion will add a full line of groceries, and supersize the store.
Karl Harris with the Aberdeen Parks Department told the council at last night's meeting "The pathway behind Wal-Mart where the Port of Grays Harbor's pier is located is now blocked off. So there will not be any public [access] in that area.” Fencing around the construction site blocks access to the Compass Rose, and behind the store.
Wall said they expect the construction to continue through the summer of 2014, the Super Wal-Mart will add up to 50 jobs, and 18 ADA parking spaces once complete. The store currently employs some 290 associates.
The store will be located at the existing location at 909 E. Wishkah W (Hwy. 12101 E.). The 36,000 square foot expansion will bring the final size to approximately 150,000 square feet. The store will add up to 50 quality jobs for associates once the project is complete. Additional temporary contract jobs during the store’s construction will be created during the expansion construction. The store currently employs some 290 associates.