There has been a lot of discussion on how an adjacent neighborhood would be affected by a new Walmart on the north side of Ball Road, east of Lexington Avenue.
Pov’s Sports Bar in Andover will be demolished in the next couple of weeks to make way for a new Walmart.
Ever since it became public knowledge that Walmart wanted to construct a new store in Blaine near the I-35W and Lexington Avenue interchange, residents have raised concerns about how this would impact the neighborhood and adjacent roads.
Walmart took another big step Tuesday night toward opening a new store in Andover.
Community Development Director David Carlberg Dec. 11 gave the Andover Planning and Zoning Commission a brief update on the Walmart development.
Walmart is once again looking at building on an approximately 40-acre site along Ball Road, south of I-35W and east of Lexington Avenue, in Blaine.
Businesses such as Target, Festival Foods and the proposed Walmart can be open for 24 hours between Nov. 15 and Jan. 1, but will have restricted hours the rest of the year.
Walmart and other businesses could have a chance to stay open for 24 hours, but the Andover City Council will have a say in this on Nov. 7.
The Andover City Council will not let Walmart have a liquor store.