Wal-Mart announces plans to build store in Hillsboro

Hillsboro?s ?mystery business? is no longer a mystery. Wal-Mart announced plans today for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at 605 Orchard Drive. It is expected to open in spring 2015.

The new store will offer customers convenient access to fresh and affordable grocery products and pharmacy services, according to a corporate spokesperson.

?We are pleased that a company of Wal-Mart?s stature would choose Hills?boro, Kan., as a location for one of their Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market stores,? Mayor Delores Dalke said. ?We feel that this is recognition of the robust business climate that our city offers.?

The spokesperson said the 12,000-square-foot Hillsboro Wal-Mart Neigh?bor?hood Market will give customers convenient access to a variety of products?fresh produce, a full grocery depart?ment with bakery and deli offerings, a pharmacy with popular $4 generic prescriptions, health and beauty supplies, select household items and a fueling station.

Wal-Mart also gives customers access to online items through Site to Store, a service that makes the more than 1 million products on Walmart.com available for purchase and delivered for free right to the Hillsboro Neighborhood Market.

?The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Hillsboro will provide residents with a convenient option for their grocery and pharmacy needs in one central location,? said Nick Berkeley, Wal-Mart vice president and regional general manager said. ?We look forward to working with the city to enhance the business corridor and contribute to Hillsboro?s steadfast economic growth.?

Additionally, the company said the Hills?boro Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will benefit the community by generating additional tax revenue, stimulating new investment and providing up to 30 jobs with the opportunity to build a career.