New Walmart Opens

A major retailer had a recent ribbon cutting for its new location in town.

Mayor George Pradel helped celebrate the grand opening of the Walmart supercenter on 75th Street and Beebe Drive near Route 59.

At 1,700 square feet, the store’s not only bigger than and has more merchandise than the old Walmart, but will also have a pharmacy and be open 24 -7.

The creation of the new supercenter also means the addition of 80 new full- and part-time jobs.

That’s on top of all of the 165 employees from the previous location who are moving now working here the including the store manager.

“These jobs are critical to those that hold them. They put food on the table, gas in the car, and provides for a better future for families.”

To entice Walmart to build a new store in Naperville and not Aurora, the mayor and city council offered the company a tax rebate.

Under the agreement, Walmart will collect one percent of the state’s sale tax that would have otherwise gone to the city, maxing out at $1.75 million or ten years, whichever comes first.

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