Walmart Expansion Will Add 85 Brick Jobs

Company approved for noise ordinance reprieve by council Tuesday

An expansion of the Brick Walmart store will add 85 jobs, according to a company spokesman.

The township council on Tuesday night approved a measure that will allow the store to complete indoor construction work during the night time hours by granting a waiver of the township's noise ordinance. The store has already as well as other permits to begin the process of expanding the store by just over 30,000 square feet.

Bill Wertz, a Walmart spokesman, told Brick Patch that the company will expand its current 116,000 square foot general merchandise store to to a 150,000 square foot Walmart Supercenter.

The transition from a traditional store to a Supercenter will add a supermarket and a fast-food restaurant to the location.

"We’ll have a full line of groceries, including meat, fresh produce and deli items; also a garden center pharmacy, vision center and a McDonald’s," Wertz said.

Wert said the project will add 85 jobs and should be completed in spring 2013 barring any unexpected delays.

Anthony April 25, 2012 at 05:10 PM
And talk about a mess, Pathmark is a dump. That whole plaza is.
califwino April 25, 2012 at 06:07 PM
You mean like this ? http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/
proudnot2bliberal April 25, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Seems like most of the anti-walmart comments are the typical lefties against walmart. They have never been to a walmart or know what really in there.IE: joecirle comment nothing made in USA. Yeah keep shopping at the “city store” A&P & pay 3 times as much I can tell you before I moved to NJ I used to drive 10 miles to shop at the Walmart Supercenter. Their prices are the best, of course we didnt have any shop-rites close by just over priced Stop & shops & A&P. I agree with other comments I used to shop a lot more at Pathmark before A&P bought them out prices & selection have suffered. They have the most overpriced deli too.
Joseph Woolston Brick April 25, 2012 at 07:53 PM
Well it's about time. Brick Walmart was supposed to be converted into a Super Store over three years ago, Each year the project was put on the back burner, mostly because of bullcrap the politicians were pulling. I for one can't wait. I spent two weeks in Lacey last year and their Walmart was just around the corner from the house. I loved shopping there, their prices are great and they also have products you can't find anywhere else. To show you the savings that I can remember, take for instance Hungryman Frozen Dinners, (for a quick meal) in Pathmark regular price is $4.95 in Walmart $2.50 In Walmart all soda except for the Walmart brand, was $1.00 per a 2 liter. Walmart also carried a product in Lacey that I have not seen in any other store and I've scoured all the Brick and Point stores for it, nobody has it, and that is pre-cooked flash frozen hamburgers with Vadalia onions in them. Simply put them in the microwave and a few seconds later they taste just like you grilled them outside, they were shipped to the Brick store by mistake one time and I bought all of them and the Brick store hasn't had them since, but the Lacey store does. Another product the Lacey store has is a Southern Sweet Tea, can't remember the brand and it tastes just like the Sweet Tea you get down South. Again no other store in Brick has it, and the Brick Walmart store carries it, but it's always sold out. At least in the grocery part of Walmart, you know the crap isn't from China.
califwino April 25, 2012 at 08:38 PM
All you people knocking WalMart....name me one clean classy store in Brick. Hope they do it like the one in Freehold.....puts all others to shame
redheadfromjc April 25, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Glad to hear that there will be more jobs created! I can only hope that the expansion will also clean up the store...I have shopped at Super Walmarts in Pa. and Florida and they are nothing like this one, they are clean and bright...I know their prices are competitive but honestly, I will not go to Walmart alone after dark anymore...I do not feel safe in the parking lot at night..
J.JONES April 25, 2012 at 09:31 PM
SO THESE JOBS ARE ONLY GOING TO AVAILABLE FOR BRICK RESIDENTS ??? Or available at the Brick Walmart store for 85 new employees ???
J.JONES April 25, 2012 at 09:40 PM
J.JONES April 25, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Joseph Woolston Brick April 25, 2012 at 10:30 PM
The Super Walmart that's in Lacey opened a little more than a year ago. It's big and bright, the inside looks more like a Costco or BJ's than it does a Walmart. There's one problem with the Super Walmarts, they have scaled down the retail side, you will find more items in the Brick store than you will in the Lacey store. Certain departments will be eliminated such as the fabric department, From what I understand the renovation to the Brick store will be this. The wall on the left side of the store as you enter, the one that has the nail salon and the McD's will be torn down and expanded toward RT 88 taking that side parking lot out. All the retail side will be based in from that area to a little more passed the middle of the store, where the outdoor plant shop is now, will be walled up and that will be part of the new grocery store. The plant shop will be moved and be slightly smaller. The entrances from RT 70 and RT 88 will be closed and a new entrance will be built in front of the store instead. These plans are from a two year old plan that a friend of mine saw who worked on the Howell Walmart expansion. Those plans may have changed. BTW you know those annoying carriage locks, the ones you have to put the damn quarter in? Did you know that Brick Township has an ordinance that requires those damn things? Lacey doesn't have them. In fact after you leave Brick, most stores don't have them. Their more annoying than Bamboo. LOL
Gene April 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Anthony.....The very people you are talking about are your neighbors in Bricktucky. You would prefer a right to work(for less )state like Kentucky. Please move there and take your Walmart with you.The Brick moms and pops would rather have their own mom and pop businesses selling American goods. The only reason that people buy there is because they don't have the money to spend thanks to the plutocracy planet that people like you live on. 6 Waltons(owners of Walmart) now have more wealth than the bottom 30% of Americans. You are living in the me me me world of corporate greed and you don't even know it. You say go to college and get a better job? What jobs? You can thank the politicions who are puppets for these big corporations starting with Romney. If you didn't also know, Walmart is a major contributor to ALEC,that is really trying to destroy what is left of the middle class.
Gene April 25, 2012 at 11:14 PM
I actually feel sorry that some people HAVE to work there to support the CEO's who in turn support their favorite politicions. Be smart and buy American if you can. It only helps ALL of us in the long run. These workers are an example of the new cheap labor to support the 1%. We have to stop the bleeding of the middle class.
Gerry April 25, 2012 at 11:31 PM
I say a job is a job in this economy. Lighten up people.
Jim April 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I go out of my way to visit local small businesses. Walmart is a disgrace. Bulldoze it down please.
Anthony April 26, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Gene, if the residents of Brick were so concerned about MOm and Pop stores, they'd shop there. Walmart would make no money, and would be downsized or eliminated instead of expanded. This town now has a super ShopRite, Super Stop & Shop, and a Super Walmart on the way. Seems to me that everybody else isn't shopping at the Mom and Pop stores either. Come to think of it, where the hell is there a mom and pop store even in Brick? If they can't keep up, they go out of business, it's called COMPETITION. If everyone was so concerned about these mom and pop places, they'd shop there, and there wouldn't be a problem. I can't believe how many people in this town are so against progress, they'd like time to literally stop, close Brick to anything new, and live out their lives in perpetual 1990's. It's sad. Embrace change, that's how we advance as a society. The only thing holding us back are people like you who are so afraid of something new, that when jobs are created in a time when unemployment is at an all time high in this state, you'd rather have mom and pop stores that wouldn't hire ANYBODY. Grow up. It's 2012, the days of heading down to the corner to buy something for a nickle from Jacks Market are over.
jack smith April 26, 2012 at 02:51 AM
I shop at Walmart on a fairly regular basis. It's hard to pass up paying for needed goods at a lower price. However, this company as a whole is is really terrible in so many ways. The link posted below is a list of 10 things Walmart doesn't want you to know. It is an old article, but as far as I know not much has changed in the way they run this operation. Ex.Wal-Mart encourages employees to apply for public assistance programs like Medicaid that are meant to be last resort safety net options, while Wal-Mart continues to bilk American taxpayers for millions in health care costs. http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/ten_things_wal-mart_doesnt_want_you_to_know
jack smith April 26, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Wal-Mart regularly drains public coffers at all levels of government. The government subsidization of health care for Wal-Mart employees is just the tip of the iceberg. Wal-Mart routinely uses taxpayer money to finance its never-ending corporate growth. A report commissioned by the House Committee on Education and Welfare estimates that a two hundred person Wal-Mart store costs federal taxpayers approximately $420,750 a year, or $2,103 per employee. These costs include: -$36,000 a year for free and reduced cost school lunches, -$42,000 for Section 8 housing assistance, -$125,000 for low-income family tax credits and deductions, -$100,000 for additional Title I expenses, -$108,000 for state children’s health insurance expenses, and -$9,750 for low income energy assistance http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/ten_things_wal-mart_doesnt_want_you_to_know
Joseph Woolston Brick April 26, 2012 at 02:59 AM
While I try to shop at what's left of the mom and pop stores in Brick and I'm not fond of the big corporate stores, lets really look at who's to blame for the disappearance of local farms and mom and pop stores. As you all know, I've lived in Brick a very long time, I remember when there were produce farms, horse farms, chicken farms, egg farms and farmers markets all over the place, remember R&R chickens? I knew just about every single one of the owners of those farms, do you know why they went out of business? FRIGGING TAXES, they could no longer afford to keep the property or produce on the property as they could only produce a certain dollar amount from their crops and it came to the point they could not generate the cash with the crops to keep the farms going. So they sold. Want to know why the old Laurelton Drive In went out of business, SAME REASON, now for mom and pop stores, the government couldn't keep their hands off of them either. The powers that be demanded they install "wheelchair"capable bathrooms at huge expense, same with the meager parking lots and a host of other regulations that the small business person just couldn't handle money wise. The small places finally got smart and started posting "no public bathrooms" that took care of that expense. You can't hire kids anymore, have to protect the children ya know! Look to the government as to why the local businesses are gone and only the big corporations can survive.
Jim April 26, 2012 at 03:08 AM
Interesting. Now we get to eat Monsanto GMO foods and people wonder why cancer rates are going through the roof.
Anthony April 26, 2012 at 03:17 AM
WalMarts biggest sellers are groceries and household goods, most of which is produced domestically. From CNN Money: ""A vast majority of [Wal-Mart's] groceries, household goods and health and beauty products are made in the United States," he said. Scott Paul, executive director at the Alliance for American Manufacturing, said Duke's comment is more complicated than it seems. "I'm not going to dispute that Wal-Mart's product mix has changed to favor more groceries and household goods," said Paul, adding that most of those products are sourced in America. " Basically, since theyre expanding the grocery department, theyre INCREASING the amount of American made goods, which already comprises the majority of their sales. In other words, the exact opposite of what people have been saying.
Gene April 27, 2012 at 01:45 AM
COMPETITION? Where's the level playing field? Take away the groceries and all you have is a majority of Chinese crap, who as a nation by the way illegally manipulates the value of their money. Who gains? The Chinese military and our greedy CEO'S that are backed by tainted politicions. You want people to embrace that kind of change? All that's given to the worker from a Walmart job is the chump change in their pockets. You GROW UP and look around you. This is not advancing society. It's a race to the bottom. Unemployment is high, so the mighty corporate oligarchs throw crumbs out there for workers. How about real jobs like the transportation project that Christie destroyed? How about all the national Republican filibusters that killed the construction jobs on bridges and rail systems. They would rather that they work in the Walmarts of the country.
KC April 27, 2012 at 04:39 AM
Stop n Shop is clean as is Bon Ton as is Home Depot. Walmart on the other hand is not especially clean and although many people feel they get bargains there, they are sometimes false bargains as the food is mostly junkfood and the merchandise is sometimes cheaply constructed. Just my opinion of course. I will concede that their toiletries are cheaper than most, but not if compared to loss leaders as at CVS or Walgreens
KC April 27, 2012 at 04:40 AM
you have it right Gene.
TimeForChange April 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM
King Stevie should apply. That would make how many full-time jobs? :)
brick native April 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM
didn't the two guys try the same thing years ago?shortly before they closed?
dave May 22, 2012 at 10:25 AM
sounds like you don.t want to work,be thankful for full or part time
ksenia December 22, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Who know where the nail olace had been move to? I lost my favorite master. She did amazing design s . Her name isMelanie. Does anyone know ?
Gene December 22, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Bricktucky all over again. The Walton family has more wealth than the bottom 40% of the total population in this country. This corporation gives instructions to it's underpaid employees on how to apply for gov't aid. What a sham! We all pay so that they can enjoy this sick disparity in wealth. Please check these facts out on your own. They just keep killing the middle class jobs , selling imported goods, while the sheep continue to shop there in their trailer park Sunday best.
Gene December 22, 2012 at 02:50 AM
You've obviously drank some of their watered down Chinese Kool -Aid
Neil Bob February 14, 2013 at 06:09 PM
A bus from Lakewood to the store for part time jobs only. Obama care will prevent hiring fulltime to avoid mandatory health care plans. Brick will need to hire 2 more cops just to take care of the added traffic and crime. Probably a good idea for an Imigration office there also. There is an empty wooded lot near by they can move some of Lakewoods tent city residents to help with there over crowding.


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