Wal-Mart to break ground on Suisun City store

[caption id="attachment_90991" align="alignnone" width="500"] A 177,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter is set to open in Suisun City in spring 2015.[/caption]

SUISUN CITY -- Six years after its approval, a Wal-Mart Supercenter store is set to break ground next week on Highway 12 east of Suisun City.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the 177,535-square-foot store at Peterson and Fulmar roads is scheduled for April 24 at 4 p.m., according to a city announcement Friday.

Upon its expected opening in spring 2015, the 24-hour store will employ about 300 (www.walmartcareers.com) and is designed to carry fresh produce, baked goods, deli foods, meats and seafood, in addition to household goods, apparel, electronics and outdoor garden center.

The City Council approved the 227,000-square-foot Walters Road West store, restaurant and gas station project in 2008 to give the city a major retailer of everyday products and bolster city finances. Since the economic recession, the city said it has been propping up its finances by cutting services, freezing hiring and trimming pay, while relying on the sale of surplus property.

Soon after approval, opponents of the project, led by Suisun Alliance, challenged the environmental studies in Solano County Superior Court then appealed to the state First District Court of Appeal. In August 2010, the appellate court upheld the city's approvals. That ruling was not appealed.

Wal-Mart had been working with state and federal regulatory agencies to secure the necessary permits.

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