New Walmart comes to Lucas

Autumn Keefer, News Editor

At the intersection of Bethany and Lucas Road, there sits a Walgreens, a residential neighborhood, and two empty lots. But not for long. Beginning in mid-2012, the construction of a new Wal-Mart will shake things up on the border of the Allen and Lucas city limits.

Relatively unchanged for decades, Lucas is about to see some new major development. In a matter of months, 180,000 square feet of groceries and merchandise will sit under the single roof of Wal-Mart, making it the fifth Wal-Mart affiliate in a little less than a 5 mile radius.

The store will include all the usual Wal-Mart features — merchandise, groceries, and a pharmacy — in a building designed with energy efficient technology that minimizes waste.

Wal-Mart plans on beginning construction in mid-2012, and open for business in early 2013.