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Walmart announces Suisun store opening date

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The site of the new Walmart in Suisun City, Thursday. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A3 | March 21, 2014 |

SUISUN CITY — It must be the luck of the Irish.

Walmart informed Suisun City officials Monday, St. Patrick’s Day, that the nationwide big-box retailer now plans to open the doors of its superstore in eastern Suisun City in March or April 2015.

“This is very, very exciting,” said Suisun City Manager Suzanne Bragdon.

It is also welcome news for Walmart supporters after the Suisun City Council was told in November that the retailer rebid its contract for the proposed supercenter after bids came back high because prospective contractors factored in a number of unknowns on the cost of construction, such as the effect the water table would have on how extensive a foundation was needed.

Suisun City had based the last several years of its budget strategy on seeing the store open in July, turning on the tap for a predicted $1.1 million in revenue from sales taxes, property taxes and community facility district fees.

City leaders had been making fiscal ends meet without making significant cuts in services until Walmart’s expected using money from land sales. The nine-month delay forced the city to dip into reserve funds for this year.

A groundbreaking date has not yet been set and city staff will be working with Walmart’s contractor on filling out a construction schedule.

“We will get that information out to the public when we get that information,” Bragdon said.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or ithompson@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ithompsondr.

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.
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  • Rich GiddensMarch 20, 2014 - 6:07 pm

    Boycott Suisun and their neighborhood destroying collosus of Walmart. Suisun's leaders and employees are not on the homeowner's side---they clearly are on the side of the lowest most common denominator who are denigrating neighborhoods with blight, nuisances and illegal activities.

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  • curious oneMarch 21, 2014 - 5:05 am

    And where will this be?

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  • CD BrooksMarch 21, 2014 - 6:14 am

    That's really too bad. I was hoping it would not happen.

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  • BobMarch 21, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Oh boy just in time for the rest of sunset stores to close and we all go to Vacaville to shop All the local houses will be hearing backup horns all night Thanks Pot Hole Pete

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  • George Guynn, JrMarch 21, 2014 - 9:46 am

    Well, if the store opens, then I'll have to continue shopping elsewhere. At least, I hope Pot Hole Pete gets a real job as a greater at the store! He sure hasn't improved Sewer Soon, only helped his pocket book!!!!

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  • AlanMarch 21, 2014 - 11:13 am

    This is great news as it will cut down on all of the 'trash' that comes to North Texas Street to buy their cheap Walmart crap.

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  • n speetsMarch 21, 2014 - 3:35 pm

    seriously? ANOTHER walmart??

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  • Antonio CruzMarch 21, 2014 - 4:22 pm

    WOW Walmart in Suisun City opening late, no getting anything past you Daily Republic!

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  • General Fadi BasemMarch 21, 2014 - 7:40 pm

    This store will provide employment opportunities for some of those long-term attendees of Solano Community College who never quite made the grade at their other employment options.

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  • HuckleberryMarch 21, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Well obviously Suzanne Bragdon needs to find another job. Walmart coming in means more welfare benefits for the workers because the pay is low. They have to subsidize their low pay with food stamps and other benefits to make ends meet not to mention all the other surrounding stores closing like K-mart did in Fairfield once Walmart came in. . .

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  • JimboMarch 21, 2014 - 8:45 pm

    WalMart Superstores attract some of the worst people in society and regularly are in the local news for that very reason.

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