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Walmart Market to Replace Vacant Walbaum's in Levittown

Supermaket offers groceries, general merchandise and other products.

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.

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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.

What do you think about a Walmart supermarket opening in Levittown? Tell us in the comments below.

Big Man September 17, 2012 at 07:36 PM
If the employees said anything bad about Walmart when interviewed, they would be fired,,,,,,wake up and smell the coffee.
Debbie Hickman Webb September 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Robert: I guess they are in a special sanitation district just like we in Levittown are in a special Park district, right? Look at your tax bill, we DO pay more money for this "special" district AND we still have to pay more money when we go to a TOH park like Echo & Bellmore's skating rink! Do they pay more money???
Robert Demarco September 18, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Hi, Debbie, I only know about the sanitation district from another Patch story. I really have not studied it or formed an opinion. Most of the posters on that story seem to be workers in the special district who feel they will lose their jobs if it is voted out. I do know that special districts are controversial, and one wonders why we need this extra layer of government.
Mickey January 04, 2013 at 07:25 AM
Any update on the Walmart Grocery Store and when they expect to open? I see they are now working on the interior!! Can't wait for a Waldbaum's replacement! Shopping in King Kullen is tough if you live on the North side of the turnpike!! With the NO LEFT TURN signs coming out of King Kullen onto Gardners Ave. there is no options for those who need to go North on Jerusalem Ave. Can't cross 3 lanes of traffic to get to the intersection from the KK parking lot!!
Kat March 05, 2013 at 02:37 AM
Why didn't they just try the old vacant K-Mart building across the street? More parking & there's only 1 other store they would be sharing space with. I just can't see them having enough space to park currently.

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