Walmart Neighborhood Market coming to Quaker Village in Greensboro

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Credit: Walmart

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Walmart Neighborhood Market will be built at Quaker Village.

The former Fresh Market building, the vacant Mix Martini Bar Night Club and a portion of several other vacant buildings will be demolished to allow for the new Walmart location.

Construction will begin in April. The store is expected to open by the end of this year.

A similar store opened last year in High Point.

According to the company’s website, “Neighborhood Markets were designed in 1998 as a smaller-footprint option for communities in need of a pharmacy, affordable groceries and merchandise.”

“They are part of a more flexible approach we are taking to communities that includes both the large and small store format,” said William C. Wertz, director of Communications East for Walmart.

The market will offer fresh produce, meat and dairy products, bakery and deli items, household supplies, health and beauty aids and a pharmacy.

20 comments

  • Becky Cowan

    Just received notification from Bounce U that they are closing because of the new Walmart Express. The landlord sold their building- so at least one building was not vacant.

  • Will Grant

    outstanding news…not only will i have another shopping option, but i’ll get to watch a bunch of mental midgets melt down over “wal-marK”

  • NotAfraidOfChange

    I do not see this as a positive opportunity for a small quiet college community. Yes I know some businesses have struggled at this location but this is not the right answer. Now the businesses that flourished here are being run out. This will quadruple traffic on neighborhood roads.

    • its my business

      I agree with you on the neighborhood roads. But it will give Guilford College options within walking distance. It will take a great deal of planning. It’s so easy for me to hit Bryan BLVD and go to Lowe’s and be there in 2 minutes. No traffic issues, no muss, no fuss. I do use the CVS there on Friendly and when I do, I hop over to Harris Teeter. Like I said before, I avoid Wally World like the plague. I would be curios to see a scaled-down version if it. But I think parking and the roads will be a big deal if they don’t plan carefully. Wells Fargo will take a hit, too with traffic, as will McD’s. Oh, well we’ll just have to stay posted.

    • Ell Ess

      I completely agree. Why not just cut to the chase and speed up the process; we’re all gonna end up shopping at giant corporations, buying modified foods while using our tracking device phones, lining up to get out flu-control shots, and taking mind control meds that big pharma has pushed on us…..and if we practice a lot we can all say OBEY in unison while we are waiting for our chip implants! OR……

  • EL

    I’m super excited about this! Not only will it provide more reasonable prices compared to Harris Tetter, it will also increase traffic flow for surrounding small businesses like Reflections on the Court Hair Salon and Carolina’s Diner. It’s about time they did something with all the vacant space that’s been there for years!!!

    • FaithC

      Do you really think that the majority of people who frequent Wal-Mart will also shop at Reflections on the Court Hair Salon and Carolina’s Diner?

    • anarchywritings

      Uh, yea – cause that’s what we need ANOTHER Wal-mart to lower the property values of the surrounding area. Why not just cut to the chase and speed up the process; we’re all gonna end up shopping at giant corporations, buying modified foods while using our tracking device phones, lining up to get out flu-control shots, and taking mind control meds that big pharma has pushed on us…..and if we practice a lot we can all say OBEY in unison while we are waiting for our chip implants! OR……

  • Anthony

    It will be like any other Walmart shopping center, just on a smaller scale. How many Walmart shopping centers do you see that 90% of the businesses aren’t thriving?

  • its my business

    When Fresh market was there, I visited them every day on my way home form work. Parking was a biotch, but it was OK. they just better plan for impervious space. Note to responders, I try to avoid Wally World like the plague. Wonder what Harris Teeter and CVS is thinking about all this? I’d be curious to know.

  • ML

    Walmart will be a positive addition to the shopping center. Part of the existing center will be removed for parking space and Walmart will be in the rear of the area opening the centre up like it should have been forever! Parking has been horrible. Exposure for other business will be better. I’m very happy about the change.

      • its my business

        Love you Jam’s Deli. But what about the parking and the traffic? Also my favorite gardening shop and my favorite Florist, Jordan’s House? What does it mean to them? I would love to put in a shop and piggy back on this expansion. But I’m not quite sure I would do that at this point. Quaker Village use to be a great place for grocery, eatery, boutiques and a myriad of other unique establishments. if anyone knows who to call on this, let me know. I would like to see a planogram and put a shop in there!

  • The Rockwood's

    It’s about time they did something big at this shopping center. It will be nice to get affordable prices on things I buy all the time at more expensive grocery stores in the area. Parking should be resolved with leveling the MIX and it will certainly attract attention to that area for businesses that are in the center. I’m looking forward to not having to drive across town to Battleground to get Walmart grocery prices because the Wendover one is a beast! Change is good!

    • The Rockwood's

      Also this shopping center is so vacant now that things have been moved or shoved out it should be filled with things that we in the area can benefit from!

    • its my business

      Agreed. I can’t have a pity party over it. I just hate when someone moves my cheese. I suppose this expansion of the Quaker Village will be a good thing. I’m on the fence though. I want my Fresh Market back, even though it has tucked itself into the New Garden expansion. Whenever anyone sees the initial planogrma for this property, let us know!

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