There are plans floating around to close the current Walmart on Monocacy Blvd. and open a new Walmart Supercenter at 2421 Monocacy Boulevard, Frederick, MD (where the Wonderbook & Video warehouse and this abandoned house are located).
I’ve heard the abandoned Walmart could become a Sam’s Club or some other club store (a library would be better).
They’re virtually the same, but one names the “Big Box Retailer” as the Walmart Supercenter.
I suppose I should be happy that any development is re-using already developed space, but another Walmart, even at the expense of an existing one just isn’t appealing to me.
Another concern is traffic at that intersection. It’s already busy, but at least that side of 26 has relatively lower traffic with the warehouse space taking up residence on that corner of 26/Monocacy.
I’m always torn about development in Frederick. I like new and interesting retail and restaurants coming to Frederick, but hate the loss of green spaces. I know I’m a hypocrite to. If that space was being used for an REI, or some other store I like better than Walmart, this post would have a different tone.
I’ve rambled on long enough, what do you think?
P.S. thanks to Joe D. for the tip on this.