Yesterday’s announcement of the closure of Walmart in Perry was a shock to their employees, the public and city officials. The impact of the loss of Walmart from our community cannot be understated. We grieve with the Walmart employees.
While it's difficult to view this loss as an opportunity, that is exactly what we must do. Many of the needs that Walmart provided for can be met by other Perry businesses, including two completely remodeled pharmacies, Dollar General, Kennedy's True Value, NAPA, O’Reilly’s, Thorn Originals, the current and new Braums being constructed and numerous other local retail businesses.
Additionally, city officials immediately began contacting third parties yesterday of the prospective vacant space and the business opportunity. Immediate interest was received. These and other contacts will be continued and widened.
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