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  1. Default Walmart files permit for $1.25M remodel of I-240 SuperCenter

    Just saw that Walmart has filed a building permit with OKC to rebuild/remodel their I-240 SuperCenter to the tune of $1.25m.

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    $1.25m isn't very much for such a large space.

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    Interesting. I kept hearing that Wal-Mart wanted to close it after building the new one at 104 but the City had talked them into keeping it open for a year. It must be doing well still.

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    Never made sense to me that the one on 240 would close because of the 104th one. They serve 2 different areas, with mind you a little bit of lapse, but I shop at the one on 104th and I never shopped at the one on 240. Usually the one in Mustang, sometimes Moore. So makes sense to me that both would stay open.

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    Theft had become a huge problem at 1240 one.

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    Last year, the WalMart at I-240 and Santa fe, was the most visited site in OKC by the OKC PD.

    I don't go near that place.

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    I used to have a coworker that lived near SW 89th & May. Years ago, she told me that she would rather drive to the store at I-40 & MacArthur than the I-240 store. It was that bad.

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    i used to go to that store all the time and never had any trouble.

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    The "story" I heard was that WM did, in fact, intend to close I-240 when I-44 & SW 104 opened; however, that prospect piqued concerns of those in the area and supposedly an informal delegation of folks asked WM to keep it open. They reluctantly agreed, but not indefinitely. Looks like they're in that spot for the long haul now.

    Also heard rumors that Lowe's wanted to build a new store by/across from that new WM, but nothing ever came off it. At least so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCDrummer77 View Post
    I used to have a coworker that lived near SW 89th & May. Years ago, she told me that she would rather drive to the store at I-40 & MacArthur than the I-240 store. It was that bad.
    We went when the store first opened but it was not long until we began driving to Moore and then to Newcastle, until this one on 104th opened.

    The I=240 store averaged three police calls per day in 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midtowner View Post
    $1.25m isn't very much for such a large space.
    Think the updates they'll probably add will suit this store well

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    Default Re: Walmart files permit for $1.25M remodel of I-240 SuperCenter

    My guess Wal-Mart is updating all their older super centers.The older one in Stillwater just got threw removing all the floor tiles, leaving brightly polished concrete. It doesn't look any better than before in my opinion.

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    Would not be surprised it they are putting in something related to anti theft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emtefury View Post
    Would not be surprised it they are putting in something related to anti theft.
    They did install anti theft gate at Memorial and Penn. This could be related to that or related to eye glasses. Not a whole lot of money for a whole remodel.

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    At the Belle Isle Wal-Mart, they recently installed anti-theft gates and tore out a bunch of checkout lanes and replaced them with a lot of additional self-checkout stations. I suspect this remodel will probably be something similar.

    It's good that they are making a commitment to keeping this store open though, I think it is probably the grocery store of choice for a lot of southside OKC. (Would love to see WinCo open a store somewhere along SW 44th or SW 59th at some point.)

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    I hate going in this one, but i dont recall the last time i was in there, if they had a PickUP area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEMIweather View Post
    At the Belle Isle Wal-Mart, they recently installed anti-theft gates and tore out a bunch of checkout lanes and replaced them with a lot of additional self-checkout stations. I suspect this remodel will probably be something similar.

    It's good that they are making a commitment to keeping this store open though, I think it is probably the grocery store of choice for a lot of southside OKC. (Would love to see WinCo open a store somewhere along SW 44th or SW 59th at some point.)
    Not for this southsider. Lived in SW OKC all my life and never used this WM for groceries. Rarely went (and rarely go) north of 89th for groceries. Our primary haunts these days are Crest primarily, and sometimes WM on 104th or 134th because Crest has cut back it's selection so much to accommodate liquor sales.

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    I live close to this Walmart, and a refresh will be most welcome. I don't like shopping there - the new Walmart on 104th and I-44 is WAY nicer and the produce quality is far better - but out of necessity I do stop there somewhat often and have noticed they've already begun making some changes. Within the last month they replaced almost all of the open coolers with new units that have doors on them, as well as the freezer cases too. They already have large self-checkout areas at both ends, so unless they intend to rip out more checkstands I don't think they'll expand self-check much. They also already offer Scan-and-Go and Pickup too.

    As far as permits go, looks like they pulled two building permits: BLDC-2019-02364 on May 01 2019 (still marked "In Review"), and BLDC-2019-06394 on October 21 2019 (Marked as "Accepted"). Both still have fees pending and haven't been issued so neither permits have any construction plans attached and publicly available yet. Will be interesting to see what their plans are for this store.

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    This would be a cool site to have something like Penn Central/OAK development with an urban Walmart as an anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    This would be a cool site to have something like Penn Central/OAK development with an urban Walmart as an anchor.
    The idea is neat, for sure, but I don't think that's a good location for something like that, unfortunately. Pedestrian access totally sucks, and vehicle access isn't much better. But if someone did want to build a development like that there, I'd personally much rather see it on the collection of parcels just north of that Walmart, bounded by S Santa Fe to the west, I-240 to the south, S Shields to the east, and Webster Middle School to the north. Even if they built around the old Shields Plaza, there'd still be plenty of room for a nice development like that.

    The southside has so much raw, undeveloped land... I'd rather see infill on vacant lots first.

    Give me that and a Homeland or a Crest where the old Riviera Drive-In used to be, on the SE corner of 59th and Santa Fe, and it'd go a long way toward revitalizing this area.

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    I also think for a development like that the city or state needs to invest in the I-240 corridor. I believe MAPS 4 will have money for this but I’m skeptical that it will make real improvements. Of course anything is good at this point.

    My family has businesses at I-240 and Shields area and I’m frequently in this part of town when I’m visiting. Though the interchange project isn’t done, the section they just did already has cracked curbed, pedestrians signals that are virtually non functioning, and a damaged light pole that took out the pedestrian signal and OkDOT couldn’t be bothered to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoonerDave View Post
    Not for this southsider. Lived in SW OKC all my life and never used this WM for groceries. Rarely went (and rarely go) north of 89th for groceries. Our primary haunts these days are Crest primarily, and sometimes WM on 104th or 134th because Crest has cut back it's selection so much to accommodate liquor sales.
    Was thinking more about southside OKC north of I-240, where there are not many true "Super-Center" style grocery stores. Sorry, should have specified in my original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEMIweather View Post
    Was thinking more about southside OKC north of I-240, where there are not many true "Super-Center" style grocery stores. Sorry, should have specified in my original post.
    Yeah, inner-city Southside doesn't have a whole lot of good options for traditional full-line grocery stores. The only ones that really fit that bill are the two Walmart Neighborhood Markets at SW 44th and Western, and at SW 59th and Penn - and of course the I-240 and Santa Fe Walmart Supercenter, right on the edge. Other non-full-line options within the boundaries of I-44/I-40/I-35/I-240 are three SuperMercado Buy For Less locations, two Cost Plus gimmick stores (one Cash Saver and one Smart Saver), and a Supermercados Morelos. We desperately need more traditional full-line grocery options!

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