UPDATE Walmart store coming to former WinCo site

first_imgBentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. operates three stores in Vancouver. They are:o A 208.846-square-foot Walmart SuperCenter that opened in 1998 at 221 N.E. 104th Ave., Vancouver, near Interstate 205 off Southeast Mill Plain Boulevard.o A smaller Hazel Dell store opened in 2001 and a third store — a SuperCenter — off 192nd Avenue and Mill Plain Boulevard opened in 2005.In addition, Wal-Mart long ago announced plans for a Clark County store at Birtcher Business Center’s planned Eastgate Plaza shopping center, near Fourth Plain Road and 143rd Avenue.Wal-Mart is rumored to be considering plans for a 42,000-square-foot grocery store to replace the vacant Fred Meyer at Fourth Plain and Grand boulevards.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to bring its smaller grocery store concept to a long-vacant WinCo Foods store off state Highway 500 and Thurston Way in the Vancouver Plaza shopping center.The planned Walmart Neighborhood Market will be much smaller than the Bentonville, Ark.-based company’s big-box supercenters. At 43,000 square feet, the planned Walmart store won’t even take up the footprint of its predecessor, WinCo Foods, which operated in about 70,000 square feet at that location before it closed the site and moved to another location in 2008.“The remainder of the space will be for another tenant,” which has not been announced, said Joe Bell, a spokesman for Ohio-based Cafaro Co., which owns Vancouver Plaza.last_img read more