The Visalia Staples store on South Mooney will relocate to a downsize location in the same Dick Sporting Goods-anchored shopping center according to a plan filed with the City of Visalia. The office supply retailer submitted tenant improvement plans on a smaller 17,000 sf storefront next to Dicks enabling them to vacate their larger 29,000 sf store just south.Sources say the vacated space will provide a chance for a new retailer to Visalia to locate here.
Visalia Walmart,Lemoore Walmart On Different Paths
The City of Visalia is recirculating the EIR on the expansion of the Noble Ave Walmart after the Superior Court found in favor of plaintiffs that more analysis was needed on construction impacts of the expansion that will add a groceries.The city expects the new analysis should satisfy the court and the addition of a grocery store allowed.Right now the city is awaiting comments with the final plan to be certified by city council. Also in town Walmart is building a new Neighbored Grocery Store at Demaree and Houston.
In Lemoore it appears Walmart may be throwing in the towel.After years of delay, construction of a new Walmart Supercenter near the college is stalled again after the big retailer restarted a new EIR earlier this year but has not responded to city questions for months now. City planner Holly Smyth says a month ago Walmart who owns the 21 acres, put up a For Sale sign on the parcel.