Wal-Mart to build a store in Atascadero
March 13, 2015
Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will move forward with plans to build an 118,000 square-foot shopping center in northern Atascadero.
After seven years of contentious debate, the project was approved by the Atascadero City Council in 2012. However, a group of citizens filed a lawsuit over the approval, which failed last summer.
Then corporate Wal-Mart began questioning whether or not to open multiple already approved stores including the proposed Del Rio Road and El Camino Real project.
Next, Wal-Mart will have to comply with permitting requirements before determining a construction timeline.
The Atascadero Wal-Mart will employ about 250 people and will include a grocery section, an outdoor garden center and a full-service pharmacy.