A Walmart supermarket is slated to replace the vacant Walbaum's on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown.
The Walmart Market is different from the general Walmart store. It is a chain of grocery stores that offer a full line of groceries, health and beauty products, photo services, general merchandise and other items. There are currently 199 locations and they were founded in 1998, according to Walmart's website.
A permit was issued on July 2 for work to be done on the interior alterations and building facade, according to Hempstead Town Press Secretary Susan Trenkle-Pokalsky.
It is unknown when the Walmart market will open. Representatives from Walmart's corporate office could not be reached immediately for comment.
Levittown Chamber of Commerce President Dean Baer told Patch that he is happy to see the vacant building being filled.
“Any type of new business coming in to fill in the old buildings is a good thing,” Baer said. “We have a lot of empty stores and we really can’t have that.”
The closest Walmart department store is located in East Meadow, just two miles west on Hempstead Turnpike.
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