by KENNETH R. GOSSELIN
February 14, 2013
Walmart will begin an expansion later this year at its Charter Oak Marketplace store in Hartford that will allow the retailing giant to add groceries to its offerings.
The expansion will convert the general merchandise store, opened in 2005, into a “supercenter” that also would have a full array of groceries, according to Walmart spokesman Bill Wertz.
The expanded store is expected to open next year, Walmart said.
At 150,000 square feet, the Walmart at Charter Oak Marketplace is the largest store in the Flatbush Avenue shopping center. Wertz said Walmart will add another 30,000 square feet.
It was expected that the store would eventually expand into a supercenter.
Walmart has supercenters in Wallingford, New Haven, Naugatuck, North Windham, Waterford and Lisbon. In addition to Hartford, others are planned in Cromwell, Bristol, East Windsor and Putnam.
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