People in North and East Lubbock including the Texas Tech community now have closer access to shopping.
The new Wal-Mart that opened at 1911 4th Street created about 400 new jobs for Lubbock. One thing that makes this Wal-Mart unique from the other two in Lubbock, is the design of the building. It actually matches the architecture of Overton Park. Both developers and Overton residents tell us they are happy to see growth in the area.
"They have already brought additional businesses here that are now under construction and I think it's something that will flow over into downtown for a total revitalization of North Lubbock," says Delbert McDougal, president of McDougal Companies.
"The whole neighborhood is excited, it's been waiting for the Wal-Mart for a while, it's way over do we just give thanks to who ever was involved in pulling it together to give us this opportunity to have our own Wal-Mart in our own neighborhood," says Overton Resident Olga Riojas Aguero.
A shopping center is being built just South of the Wal-Mart. We're told Payless Shoes and Cato women's clothing are among the stores that will open there.
But the new Wal-Mart won't have the title of "newest super center in Lubbock" for much longer. Three new major retail stores will be opening here in the Hub City in the coming months.
In West Lubbock, Target Greatland is just months shy of opening at Milwaukee Avenue & Marsha Sharp Freeway. Also in West Lubbock, another Wal-Mart Super Center is under construction at 82nd & Milwaukee. And in Southwest Lubbock, a United Supermarket at 98th and Quaker is almost finished and is scheduled to open this fall.
We will continue to follow the openings of these stores as well as other growth in the city.
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