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Wal-Mart in Killeen slated for $450,000 renovation

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Posted: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:30 am

Wal-Mart on Lowes Boulevard is due for a face-lift, according to city documents.

San Antonio-based contractors Better Built Enterprises Inc. filed a remodeling permit June 10 with the city for an estimated construction cost of $446,750.

City officials said the interior of the store will be remodeled, including floor finishes resurfaced, new fixtures installed and store equipment revamped.

Wal-Mart has pumped millions of dollars into Killeen-area projects in recent years.

The city soon will have two locations in Killeen with more area locations on the way.

The retail giant is building a new superstore at the corner of Stan Schleuter Loop and Bunny Trail that is set to open next year. The new store and the surrounding businesses in the complex are expected to bring about $1 million in annual taxable sales and provide 369 direct jobs.

Harker Heights also is getting a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Stillhouse Lake Road this summer. The 41,000-square-foot store will open in late summer and employ up to 95 associates. It will offer fresh produce, meat and dairy products, bakery and deli items, household supplies, health and beauty aids and a pharmacy.

A 136,000-square-foot Sam’s Club, a wholesale grocery club operated by Wal-Mart, opened in Heights last fall.

Sam’s Club created 175 local full- and part-time jobs.

Earlier this year, the Copperas Cove Wal-Mart opened a medical clinic run by the retail giant.

Wal-Mart officials did not comment for this article by press time.

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