Wal-Mart seeks tenant for its former spot

The new Wal-Mart in Douglas

County held its much-anticipated

grand opening last week, while its

vacated store just down the street in

Carson City remained vacant.

The 120,000-square-foot Carson

City store now is owned by Wal-

Mart, which bought it just months

before it planned to vacate the site.

"We did it to be a good corporate

citizen," said Amy Hill, a spokeswoman

for Wal-Mart in Reno. Hill

said the giant retailer felt a responsibility

to find another tenant for the

store, the largest space in a mall that

still includes PetSmart, Payless Shoes

and several other retailers. Wal-Mart

has yet to secure a tenant, although

several businesses have expressed an

interest, said Hill. In that mall, several

stores lease space from

Glenbrook Co., while nearby

Mervyn's and J.C. Penney's own the

buildings that house their stores.

Wal-Mart moved to its new

224,000-square-foot space on U.S.

395 in order to sell food, something

it couldn't do where it was

previously located near grocer Raley's.


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