The long-awaited grand opening of the first Walmart Supercenter in Hesperia will be pushed back to Sept. 26, adding a couple weeks to its previously scheduled opening date.
Meanwhile, the first Walmart Supercenter in Victorville, on Bear Valley Road across from the Mall of Victor Valley, is on track for a Wednesday launch.
After breaking ground on the same day in July 2011, Hesperia's new store along Main Street, just east of Interstate 15, fell a bit behind its counterpart due to construction delays within the fresh foods and gardens sections, according to a statement from city officials. The 195,350-square-foot store has also had to deal with building more infrastructure, Hesperia officials said, including a new sewer, curbs and utilities.
"Although there has been a slight delay, we have been assured that the finished product will be well worth the wait," Hesperia City Manager Mike Podegracz said in a press release.
Set to be one-stop experience for shoppers, both stores will include grocery sections on top of Walmart's familiar electronics, apparel and home furnishing sections.
So long as the Wednesday opening sticks, Tuesday will be the final day of business for Victorville's existing Walmart, further east down Bear Valley Road. The store will operate as usual that day before shutting down for good, in preparation for Wednesday's opening of the new Supercenter.