Walmart breaks ground Wednesday on North Omaha Supercenter

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 am

Walmart will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 50th Street and Ames Avenue at 1 p.m. Wednesday to mark the start of construction on a 180,000 square-foot Walmart Supercenter.

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle, City Councilman Ben Gray, whose district includes the site, and David Brown, president and chief executive of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, are expected will join Cynthia Horning, Walmart's Market Manager at the event.

The Walmart Supercenter, which is being built on the site of a former Baker's store, will have a grocery department with fresh produce, meat and dairy, a bakery and deli, apparel, household items, electronics, a pharmacy and outdoor garden center.

The store, which is expected to open early next year, will employ 300 people.

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