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January 16, 2012

Walmart confirms that Royse City store will be built

ROYSE CITY — A corporate official confirmed last week that, yes, Walmart still has plans to build a store in Royse City.

Kellie Duhr, director of public affairs and government relations for Walmart, e-mailed the following statement in response to a Herald-Banner inquiry:

“I can confirm that we will be building in that location, but we’re still in our due diligence phase on the property. The size and timeline for construction are not yet finalized, however, I can tell you that the new store will be between 150,000 and 180,000 square feet. Hopefully, we’ll have more details to share soon.”

The long-awaited Walmart store was announced last June when a “coming soon” sign was erected at the site of the planned construction — the northwest corner of Interstate 30 and Erby Campbell Boulevard.

The only change made to the property over the last six months is the addition of a second sign — one providing information about retail space.

The city has received Walmart’s initial submission for building plans, but site plans have not been received. City Manager Bill Shipp said he doesn’t have a timeline on the project.

Because of the inactivity, some local residents have questioned whether Walmart really is coming to Royse City.

The Herald-Banner e-mailed questions to Walmart’s corporate communications officials when the “coming soon” was erected. Walmart did not respond to the questions.

The Herald-Banner left a telephone message Friday and received the e-mailed response the same day from Duhr.

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