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Mayor announces Walmart moving into 18th and Broadway

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Mayor Greg Fischer announced a Walmart Supercenter will be built at 18th and Broadway.

The $25 million investment is the largest economic development project in Western Louisville in at least a decade, according to a press release.

"This is an important announcement for our entire city and particularly for West Louisville because it brings jobs, retail and a significant investment to the California, Russell, Portland, Shawnee and Chickasaw neighborhoods," Fischer said. "Just as important – this project sends a signal that West Louisville is indeed open for business."

The project is expected to create 300 new jobs, with $6 million in annual payroll. The construction of the building will also add jobs.

The Supercenter will have 150,000 square feet of retail and grocery space – nearly the size of three football fields -- and will include an optometrist and pharmacy.

Fischer said Walmart is committed to hiring local people and a job center will open in the area as they begin the hiring process.

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