The City Council approved plans to move forward with a new full-service Walmart store at 50th and Ames at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Mayor Jim Suttle said he applauds the council's approval.
The store will bring nearly 300 new jobs to the area. The new Walmart will replace the old Baker's Supermarket and the existing Family Dollar Store. It will be a part of the shopping center on the northwest corner of 50th and Ames Streets.
"This new Walmart is generating a great deal of excitement in North Omaha with job opportunities and healthy food choices for residents living in the area,” said Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle. “It fills a tremendous retail and grocery need in addition to providing new employment opportunities in an area of our community where the demand for jobs is great. We look forward to the upcoming groundbreaking on this new facility.”
“Our store is perfect for this community by providing a one-stop shopping destination where Omaha customers can find familiar brands and fresh and affordable food choices at a great value,” said Jim Canney, regional general manager for Walmart stores in Omaha.
No word when the Walmart will be open to the public.