DUARTE : Construction Begins on a New Wal-Mart

Construction began this week on a new Wal-Mart in Duarte. The store, scheduled to open in time for the Christmas holiday season, will contain 144,000 square feet of retail space.

The Duarte Wal-Mart is expected to bring annual sales tax revenue of $400,000 to Duarte and will create about 300 new jobs, Mayor James Kirchner said.

In addition to various retail departments from kitchenware to ski gear, the Duarte Wal-Mart will feature an in-store McDonald's restaurant, a photo center, a pharmacy and an outdoor garden center.

Pomona officials recently announced that a Wal-Mart also would open in that city.

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