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Brick Walmart Store Set to Expand

Route 88 location will be expanded, reworked to include supermarket

Brick's Walmart store will expand to accommodate an addition of a supermarket.

Walmart stores across the country have been renovated or moved to accommodate the additions of supermarket-like food sections to the stores. In Ocean County, the Lacey Township store includes a supermarket.

Township Planner Mike Fowler said the store has received approvals to expand just under 30,000 square feet and recently completed its permitting process.

The renovation will also include a reworked parking lot that will have two entrances from Jack Martin Boulevard – presumably one close to the traditional store and one close to the supermarket section, Fowler said.

Construction crews will aslo install an 8 foot high sound wall as a buffer for neighbors.

The township council is expected to vote at its meeting Tuesday on whether to approve an application by Walmart asking for a reprieve from the township's noise ordinance during construction.

Council President John Ducey said the waiver to the noise ordinance, if approved, would only cover indoor construction.

"They want to continue to be open, and they feel it would be better to do the work during the night time hours in order not to impede shopping," Ducey said.

Though the project has been approved by the township, construction is "not imminent," said Ducey.

Fowler said the project will be pleasing to the eye.

"I think it's going to look nice when it's all done," he said.

Gary LaFetra April 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM
And yet another reason to keep me away from that place.
DH April 24, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Bad idea.
Catherine Sansivieri April 24, 2012 at 12:50 PM
One stop shopping! I think the Walmart needs to be renovated anyway.
Dee1974 April 24, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I think it great, Ive been to a couple of walmarts with supermarkets. Everywhere you go there is traffic but at least I know I will get all my shopping done in one place!!!!
Marc April 24, 2012 at 01:46 PM
Just like two guys years ago ... Nothing new just Walmart is doing it this time
BrickAmericanMan April 24, 2012 at 02:56 PM
great more hillbillies in the area now..like there isnt enough of them? You ever see these people that work/shop at that place? They need to increase salaries and hire more competent people. Morons work the registers.
joe April 24, 2012 at 05:41 PM
I think they should have constructed a new bldg. It worked for the Neptune Walamart, but even with the larger bldg, I don't think this store will be run any better. I've been to Walmarts across the entire east coast, and Howell and Brick are 2 of the worse. But.. it would be nice to see the end of Pathmark and Kmart:)
Ed April 24, 2012 at 06:07 PM
So many negative people. I'm convinced some people would never be happy with anything.
none of yobusiness April 24, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Maybe they will have enough space to get the pallets out if the ailes. The place is a damn fire hazard.
BW April 24, 2012 at 11:45 PM
More jobs in town.
JB April 25, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I guess the produce will come out of cardboard boxes..... Who buys this stuff?
brick mom 61 April 25, 2012 at 01:57 AM
If they want people to shop there, they need to clean the place up. I agree with @none- it is a fire hazard. I would rather drive the extra miles and go to Target.
Don Mulvey April 25, 2012 at 01:59 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/04/21/wal-mart-covered-up-bribe-campaign-in-mexico-report-says/
Don Mulvey April 25, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Who did they bribe this time ??
KC April 25, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Yeah while you put workers from Pathmark on the bread lines. Give your money to the Chinese Store.
KC April 25, 2012 at 07:03 AM
That is because they pay moronic salaries and no benefits. We the taxpayers get to pay for the healthcare that the Chinese store doesn't provide to its workers.
KC April 25, 2012 at 07:05 AM
Union shops and fair wages would make a lot of us very happy. Not these scabs who paid illegal payola to the Mexicans and abuse American and Chinese workers. Wake up Eddie boy.
Gary LaFetra April 25, 2012 at 12:38 PM
As far as food and produce goes I'll stay with ALDI.
lifelonginbrick April 25, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Walmart is a disgusting company. If you wonder why America has lost so many jobs then look no farther than companies like this. It's a store front for China. The company has been found guilty of many sexual discrimination lawsuits in addition to forcing employees to work overtime for no ot pay. The shamful owner of this company has raked in billions in profits yet still screws his employees by cutting benifits - even when the company is in the black. The last time I walked into this walmart a few years ago I found it dirty and depressing. Really have no reason to ever walk in the place again.
califwino April 25, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Anybody look like this ? http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/
KEITH ROES May 30, 2012 at 01:10 PM
That pathmark is a DUMP, they have the worst veggies & fruits in the state. That place needs a major renovation, the people of that area deserve better. If Wal Mart wants to improve the quality of food (and price) I'm all for it. Sorry union boys!!!! Keith - Brick

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