Manchester could soon have a whole lot more Walmart.
The global retail giant has a pair of separate applications pending with the town's Planning and Zoning Commission that would see it expand its existing location at 420 Buckland Hills Dr. by an additional 439 square feet, while at the same time constructing a new 158,430 Walmart Supercenter on the other side of town at 205 Spencer St.
The application to expand the existing Walmart on Buckland Street, which is currently 145,017 square feet, would see the store expanded by an additional 439 square feet, and include a modification to the existing entrance and the elimination of the one-way requirement for the northern drive aisle entrance to the property.
The second application, for the new store, would be built on the site of the former K-Mart on Spencer Street near the East Hartford townline. That building sits on 20.8 acres of property and is in the process of being torn down by the current owner, Gateway Lauren Inc.
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Walmart has an agreement in place to purchase the property from Gateway Lauren Inc. and construct a new 158,430 square foot building on the property.
Its application states that the Pep Boys and Ocean State Job Lot that current occupy the same plaza on Spencer Street would remain.