Wal Mart Supercenter!!!!!

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finally

Arlington, TX

#1 Jul 14, 2011
YES!!! It's finally been confirmed that Newport is getting a Supercenter. I am sooooooo excited. Hopefully it will have a gas station too so the gas prices around here will be driven down. This is the best news for our town in a very long time.
huh

Newport, AR

#2 Jul 16, 2011
where did you hear this at?
Razorback Fan

Blytheville, AR

#3 Jul 16, 2011
huh wrote:
where did you hear this at?
Same here! I've been hearing it for the last 10 years and still don't see one.
finally

United States

#4 Jul 16, 2011
where did i hear it?

walmart announced it to all their employees in newport and sent out a memo. they purchased the land and it is supposed to be open by mid-2013.

go to walmart and ask anyone.
ex employee

Hot Springs National Park, AR

#5 Jul 16, 2011
I agree... I worked there years ago and we were always told that by 2013 they would have a supercenter opening. One of the reasons that they have not done so yet is due to the leasing of the land and building that they are currently in. I guess the lease is close to being up and they are moving on to bigger and better things! I am glad that the new store will open up so many employment possibilities for the community. I currently go to other stores to shop due to the groceries but Newport store is always my favorite.. the people are so nice and helpful!
Walnut Ridge Resident

State University, AR

#6 Jul 16, 2011
In my opinion, the Newport Walmart is the BEST one in this part of the country. When I go to other Walmart stores, I can never find anything, and the people who work there often know less than I do.

The folks at Newport have genuine smiles and are readily helpful. They have a better selection, too. I drive 45 minutes one a month to Newport to shop at Newport, despite the fact that we have one 4 miles from my house and a Supercenter 11 miles away.

It will be a shame to lose that store, but I guess they call it progress.
Somebody

Newport, AR

#7 Jul 16, 2011
Good, maybe it won't be so hot in the new one during the summer.
former-ASM

Dixon, MO

#8 Jul 16, 2011
Walnut Ridge Resident wrote:
In my opinion, the Newport Walmart is the BEST one in this part of the country. When I go to other Walmart stores, I can never find anything, and the people who work there often know less than I do.

The folks at Newport have genuine smiles and are readily helpful. They have a better selection, too. I drive 45 minutes one a month to Newport to shop at Newport, despite the fact that we have one 4 miles from my house and a Supercenter 11 miles away.

It will be a shame to lose that store, but I guess they call it progress.
Same people will work there and will be able to train the new associates.

Customers and people in the community have a big impact on Walmart associates. The super center in highland have very nice associates but the majority of their customers are abusive, loud, rude, and obnoxious. It's hard to be friendly with everyone when you get cussed daily.
Razorback Fan

Blytheville, AR

#9 Jul 16, 2011
Yeah with me living in Grubbs there are times when I really need something and I either go to Jonesboro,Batesville or even take hwy 67 to Searcy to a Walmart Supercenter that stays open 24/7 except for Christmas but I do remember like 5 or 6 years ago that the Walmart in Newport did stay open 24/7 but it didn't last very long. I just hope this Walmart Supercenter helps bring Newport back to like it use to be. I remember years ago Newport was the place to shop besides Jonesboro but now you have both Searcy and Batesville growing more and more each year.
Roseann

Blytheville, AR

#10 Jul 17, 2011
Really ??
my opinion

United States

#11 Jul 17, 2011
In my opinion I will believe it when I see it! I have heard and heard and heard that Newport is getting a super walmart. Ain't happened yet!
True

United States

#12 Jul 17, 2011
It is true we are getting a Supercenter, new car lot, and Wendys as well!! Should be by mid 2013. A close friend of mine seen the blue prints for it all!! So glad of this too!!! CANT WAIT!!
Melissa

Newport, AR

#13 Jul 17, 2011
my opinion wrote:
In my opinion I will believe it when I see it! I have heard and heard and heard that Newport is getting a super walmart. Ain't happened yet!
Agreed.
Walmart associate

United States

#14 Jul 18, 2011
We ARE getting one, it's been confirmed. And it will have the same friendly associates to provide excellent customer service to you. :)
True WalMart Employee

United States

#15 Jul 18, 2011
I work at WalMart and have not heard anything about this. I didn't get a memo, etc! This is just another one of numerous rumors that gets started in Newport! Go figure!
Guest

Arlington, TX

#16 Jul 18, 2011
I can't wait for it lol.. It will be so nice
WOW

United States

#17 Jul 18, 2011
True wrote:
It is true we are getting a Supercenter, new car lot, and Wendys as well!! Should be by mid 2013. A close friend of mine seen the blue prints for it all!! So glad of this too!!! CANT WAIT!!
So where are these new businesses supposed to be built then???
Guest

Arlington, TX

#18 Jul 18, 2011
The walmart should be out by the new school
In the know

Newport, AR

#19 Jul 18, 2011
One of the Portfest Directors confided in me today that Garth Brooks will be the headliner for next years Portfest! He said that they collected enough money from the insurance policy this year to be able to afford Garth for next year. So I guess it he will be expensive but since we can now afford him I say thank you for paying the extra money to get him here next year!
Parent

Oakland Gardens, NY

#20 Jul 18, 2011
Do we really want big businesses to be built by the new elementary school??? I think not!

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