Citing “ongoing foundation and drainage issues,” the Española Walmart will close its retail operations in mid-September.
The pharmacy will remain open during the repairs to the foundation and to fix problems with drainage. All store employees will remain working, according to a store spokeswoman.
The closure is expected to last eight weeks, with some areas of the store remaining closed longer.
“We anticipate some areas may remain closed to customers longer than that, but we won’t know which areas or how long until we get in and start doing that work,” said Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia.
The store plans to keep its customers informed of changes to the project timeline as work progresses.
The store is also taking advantage of the temporarily shut down and do some remodeling that was originally scheduled for next year. The remodel includes repainting the interior and exterior of the store, new bathroom fixtures and other improvements “to enhance the customer experience in our store,” Garcia said.
State senator Richard Martinez was glad to hear that Walmart will continue to keep workers employed during the shut down and that customers will continue to have access to the pharmacy.