Update September 12, 2012:
Well today is the September 12th was the Haymarket Walmart Grand Opening! Go get your Walmart on!
Like it or not big box discounter Walmart is coming to Haymarket, VA in a development called Haymarket Village Center. The long delayed construction site that sits at the busy intersection of Route 15 and Route 55 is getting a new Walmart Supercenter, Kohl’s and a Home Depot scheduled to open in 2012. The original planned development was going to include a Safeway but that project was cancelled several years ago.
Below is a Google Map of the construction site:
This pdf file from Metropolitan Partnership, Ltd in Reston, VA has a great overview of the layout of Haymarket Village Center but no businesses are named yet aside from the anchors of Walmart, Kohl’s and Home Depot. The document does show space allocated for 20,000 square feet of dining and 6,500 square feet of quick serve food. What restaurants will fill these spaces? We’ll soon see.
Of interest to commuters that use this stretch of 55 are the 3 additional traffic lights that are shown on page 4 of the plan. Though if you’re lucky enough to get a job in the planned Midwood Center 2.5 million sf business park on the other side of 55 you won’t have to join the commuters on 66.
As of June 14th 2012 a couple of pharmacy positions were open for the Walmart in Haymarket.
So ready or not Walmart Store #3077 will bring jobs, traffic and the famous “people of Walmart” to Haymarket, VA.
Update July 2012:
Walmart will be hiring around 300 associates for the new Walmart Supercenter scheduled to open early this fall in Haymarket. A temporary hiring center has opened at 14945 Washington St., in Haymarket. The hiring center is accepting applications Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., and by appointment only on Saturdays. Those interested can also apply online at http://careers.walmart.com. Those applicants chosen for the available positions will start work at the new Walmart location in Haymarket, Virginia this August to get the store ready for the grand opening in Fall 2012.
Walmart Contact information:
Walmart Media Relations, 800-331-0085
Bruno Tager, (202) 466 – 6040 Bruno@walkermarchant.com