These days the news are all over the place in Bellevue that WalMart is going to open two new stores. Here are the detailed info:
1. WalMart Factoria Mall Location
Factoria Mall SE Bellevue, WA 98006
Comment: WalMart will take over the space formerly occupied by Mervyn's, it will be a 76,000-square-foot store.
2. WalMart Kelsey Creek Shopping Center Location
15015 Main St Bellevue WA 98007
Comment: Walmart will be the grocery tenant that take over the space previously occupied by Kmart. For this former Kmart location, the whole area has been vacant for a decade. On another note, I heard that there would be a new Ranch 99 in Bellevue, but it looks like WalMart probably outbid Ranch99 in this case.
Currently in Washington state, there are 54 Walmarts, 3 Sam's Clubs and one distribution center. In total they employ about 19,381 associates. WalMart has a tradition to crowd out nearby small businesses, so, there are quite some people concerned with their presence in Bellevue.
1. Walmart coming to Factoria
2. Walmart coming to new Kelsey Creek Center