Wal-Mart stores with old signage

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retailfanmitchell019 wrote: 04 Oct 2021 01:13 There is one with old signage I drove by in Rohnert Park, CA.
Can confirm through Google it still exists as of September 2021.
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Yet another "off the beaten path" Canadian example, courtesy of last weekend's 2200-kilometre Timmins trip: Kapuskasing, Ontario! This one even still has the old starless WAL-MART wordmark...although Wal-Mart's Canadian division kept the hyphen about a decade longer than their parent in the States, undoubtedly to "soften" their entrance into the market.
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I've always thought that Walmart stores that are way behind the times in terms of decor was a sign that an expansion to or replacement store as a Supercenter was in the plans.

The Abingdon, MD store that was mentioned earlier in thread was initially up for relocation as a Supercenter. When that failed Walmart started looking at expanding the existing store. Another example is the old Manassas, VA store which had "Wal-Mart" signage up until it relocated to a Supercenter at the Manassas Mall in October 2009. The Manassas, VA store was the first Walmart in the immediate DC area opening in the early 1990s. It became the first Supercenter in the immediate DC area in October 2009. The Sterling (Dulles) store was the second DC area Supercenter in November 2009. The Sterling store actually relocated in 2003 from a location along VA 28 at Waxpool Road to a new location near Dulles Town Center to become a Supercenter at that time. Loudoun County initially declined their desire to be open 24 hours and the store opened as a regular Walmart with land to the left side that became the Supercenter expansion. Lastly, the original Leesburg, VA retained the "Wal*Mart" signage and a late-2000s decor package until they relocated to a Supercenter in 2019. That old Leesburg VA store was cramped, old and not in a great location. The new Supercenter, though away from Leesburg proper, is a huge improvement.
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mjhale wrote: 20 Oct 2021 21:34 I've always thought that Walmart stores that are way behind the times in terms of decor was a sign that an expansion to or replacement store as a Supercenter was in the plans.

The Abingdon, MD store that was mentioned earlier in thread was initially up for relocation as a Supercenter. When that failed Walmart started looking at expanding the existing store. Another example is the old Manassas, VA store which had "Wal-Mart" signage up until it relocated to a Supercenter at the Manassas Mall in October 2009. The Manassas, VA store was the first Walmart in the immediate DC area opening in the early 1990s. It became the first Supercenter in the immediate DC area in October 2009. The Sterling (Dulles) store was the second DC area Supercenter in November 2009. The Sterling store actually relocated in 2003 from a location along VA 28 at Waxpool Road to a new location near Dulles Town Center to become a Supercenter at that time. Loudoun County initially declined their desire to be open 24 hours and the store opened as a regular Walmart with land to the left side that became the Supercenter expansion. Lastly, the original Leesburg, VA retained the "Wal*Mart" signage and a late-2000s decor package until they relocated to a Supercenter in 2019. That old Leesburg VA store was cramped, old and not in a great location. The new Supercenter, though away from Leesburg proper, is a huge improvement.
Prince Frederick opened in November 1991, and Waldorf opened a month prior to the Manassas location if you count that as part of the D.C. metro. Other than that I do still wonder why Walmart was late to opening Supercenters in the Washington area - perhaps the last major area in the U.S. to not have those. Meanwhile Abingdon still seems to not be expanding, when it got a remodel and new signage too.
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BatteryMill wrote: 20 Oct 2021 23:26
mjhale wrote: 20 Oct 2021 21:34 The Abingdon, MD store that was mentioned earlier in thread was initially up for relocation as a Supercenter. When that failed Walmart started looking at expanding the existing store.
Prince Frederick opened in November 1991, and Waldorf opened a month prior to the Manassas location if you count that as part of the D.C. metro. Other than that I do still wonder why Walmart was late to opening Supercenters in the Washington area - perhaps the last major area in the U.S. to not have those. Meanwhile Abingdon still seems to not be expanding, when it got a remodel and new signage too.
I know we had one here for a number of years that was like that. They wanted to build a new super store but that wasn't approved at the site they first tried for, so they kept the old one open instead. They did finally get a new store after several more years, since a former nearby mall had been mostly vacant, and that was being taken down, so they were able to build on part of that property.
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retailfanmitchell019 wrote: 04 Oct 2021 01:13 There is one with old signage I drove by in Rohnert Park, CA.
They have an unremodeled exterior and a remodeled interior.
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