Walmart Supercenter Opens in Randallstown, MD
- Oct 22, 2012
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
Brixmor Property Group, the second largest owner of community and neighborhood shopping centers in the United States, opened a new Walmart Supercenter in Randallstown, MD, on Wednesday, October 17. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Walmart associate, Hugh Lowery performed the national anthem.
The 160,908 square foot Walmart Supercenter at Liberty Plaza is located on the northeast corner of Liberty Road and Brenbrook Drive. I-695 is only one mile away. Discussions with Walmart for the construction of this Supercenter started as early as 2004. As a result of the development, Marshalls, another Liberty Plaza tenant, has renewed its commitment and has signed a long-term lease extension.
Brixmor has invested $16 million in the project. The entire physical plant of the property has been upgraded and a new facade, lighting, landscaping, and signage have been added. Energy-saving elements, such as LED lights in signage, freezer cases and the parking lot, are also included. They are part of Walmart’s overall efforts to reduce the total amount of energy used in stores and other operations.
The new Walmart Supercenter replaces a long-vacant grocery store. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and will include full-line groceries, a drive-through pharmacy with two lanes, a vision center and a hair salon. It will also create about 350 jobs.
Timothy Bruce, executive vice president leasing and redevelopment for Brixmor Property Group said, “Brixmor is pleased to have Walmart as a part of our center, and a part of the community. This long-awaited store opening will energize the shopping center and serve as a focal point for everyday shopping needs in the area. We have been working with Walmart for many years on this project and are pleased to celebrate this day with them.”
Headquartered in New York City, Brixmor has been a leader in redevelopment over the last decade. The company currently manages a national portfolio of more than 620 properties. Its nationwide shopping center portfolio contains 27 Walmart-branded stores, totaling over 3.3 million square feet.
Photo credits: Brixmor.