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Wal-Mart to Open Grocery Store In Somerville

The huge retail company will open its first Northeast grocery store in Assembly Square, according to the Boston Globe.

Wal-Mart, known for its giant mega-stores and low prices, is opening a grocery store in Somerville's Assembly Square, the Boston Globe reports.

The Somerville location will constitute Wal-Mart's first grocery store in the Northeast, according to the Globe.

The company is expected to move into the former Circuit City space on Mystic Avenue, the Globe reports.

This location is next to the Assembly Square

What's coming to Somerville is not a typical Wal-Mart store, one of those huge warehouse-like places where one can buy electronics, tools, camping gear, clothes and almost anything else.

Rather, Wal-Mart Market, as the grocery store will be called, is strictly a food store.

Read the Boston Globe article here.

Jodie Dow-Novaes July 23, 2011 at 11:37 AM
Wal-Mart is notorious for damage done to communities and terrible treatment of employees! I have boycotted all Wal-Mart stores for many years due to this. Why are they being allowed to come to Somerville at all? Jodie
joyce shortt July 23, 2011 at 01:29 PM
I agree with Jody and also note that Market Basket in Union Sq, locally owned and hiring workers from our diverse community could be adversely affected.
Carol July 23, 2011 at 02:32 PM
I just love the idea of Wal-Mart Grocery store coming to the Assembly Square area. Its about time a discounted grocery store comes to this part of the city. I cannot wait!
steve July 24, 2011 at 10:23 AM
i wish the open a wallmart store prices are good and there would be jobs kmart down there is not bad but but to check out is the worst of any store going what is wrong with it oh i forgot our mayor wont like it like he did not want olive garden put in a wallmart store period
Lisa July 28, 2011 at 03:07 AM
Wish it was a super walmart. We're stuck w/crappy Target. Have to drive all the way up to North Reading to hit Walmart from Somerville/Medford.
Cheryl August 13, 2011 at 07:41 AM
Actually!! Lisa, there's a Walmart in Lynn,Ma. I hope you find this helpful
mplo June 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Amen, Jodie and joyce! Well said! Brava to both of you!
mplo June 16, 2012 at 08:10 PM
Carol, Steve and Lisa: Wal*Mart decided not to build here in Somerville at all, because they know that they're not welcome...and with ample reason.
mplo July 20, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Wal*Mart building a grocery store in Somerville after all? That really takes the cake, and is beyond disgraceful. They'll put other grocery stores in Somerville out of Business, and screw a city and its people, with its lousy merchandise and rotten labor policies. Mayor Curtatone, as a 24-year-resident of this city, I expected better of you. That's a disgrace.
Ron Newman July 20, 2012 at 04:45 AM
You are replying to a Patch story from July *2011* -- not this year.


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