New Walmart opens at Metrocenter Mall in Phoenix

Friday, 13 October 2017, 07:57:41 PM. A Walmart Supercenter that has been in the works at Metrocenter Mall since 2014 is now open for business in northwest Phoenix.

A Walmart Supercenter that has been in the works at Metrocenter Mall since 2014 is now open for business in northwest Phoenix.

The new 148,000-square-foot store, which opened Wednesday morning, employs up to 300 full- and part-time associates and represents an effort by Phoenix to turn Metrocenter Mall into an urban center.

Online grocery ordering will be coming to the new location soon, which will allow shoppers to order Walmart groceries online and pick them up in their car at the store.

"The opening of the new Walmart Supercenter has not only created hundreds of jobs for Arizonans, but is also a part of a larger effort to revitalize this landmark shopping complex," said Jennifer Mellor, vice president of economic development for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, in a statement.

"This is exciting because it will be a major piece of the mall's transformation into a multi-use, urban center."

The Walmart, which is located at 9600 N. Metro Parkway West, is open from 6 a.m. to midnight daily.

The project represents the largest investment at the shopping complex in decades, with community officials hoping it will help revitalize the area. The store was built on the site of a former Broadway Southwest department store that was demolished and has been vacant since 2006.

Metrocenter opened in 1973 as the largest shopping center in Arizona. In 1989, the mall was featured in the Joan of Arc scenes in "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." It's now owned by Carlyle Development Group.

The Phoenix City Council in June approved zoning changes in and around Metrocenter that allow for new uses, including offices, senior housing, multifamily housing and health-care facilities.

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Godfreynew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 35 No. 67: Kohl's Corp. | Department stores | 2017 employees: 2,600 | 2016 employees: 2,500 | Ownership: Public | Headquarters: Menomonee Falls, Wis.  Associated Pressnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 36 No. 66: Harkins Theatres | Movie theaters | 2017 employees: 2,739 | 2016 employees: NL | Ownership: Private | Headquarters: Scottsdale  The Republicnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 37 No. 65: QuikTrip Corp. | Gasoline stations, convenience stores | 2017 employees: 2,772 | 2016 employees: 2,772 | Ownership: Private | Headquarters: Tulsa, Okla.  The Republicnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 38 No. 63: Fox Restaurant Concepts | Full-service restaurants | 2017 employees: 2,800 | 2016 employees: 2,500 | Ownership: Private | Headquarters: Phoenix  Fox Restaurant Conceptsnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 39 No. 63: CenturyLink Inc. | Voice, cable 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Craig Andersonnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 40 No. 62: Verizon Communications Inc. | Wireless communications | 2017 employees: 2,820 | 2016 employees: 2,820 | Ownership: Public | Headquarters: New York  Associated Pressnew-walmart-opens-at-metrocenter-mall-in-phoenix photo 41 No. 61: W.L. 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