A new 176,290 square foot Walmart Supercenter is going in just north of Hard Road on Sawmill in what used to be the Olde Sawmill Square retail center that’s been mostly empty and decaying for years.
The sale for the 13 acres closed in August 2013, and the Walmart is expected to open for business next summer with construction to begin in September. Plans were approved on August 8th and building permits on August 22nd.
True the NIMBYs were very upset as they are anywhere anytime, but I believe this will be a positive contribution versus a half occupied decaying retail center.
The NIMBYs also fought off Walmart for almost a decade here in Westerville, but I think most would now agree that the opening of the Walmart and reconstruction of the Westerville Square retail center has been a big positive for the south side of Westerville.