I know this news isn’t specific enough to be particularly useful, but I figured I’d share it to put to rest the rumors about whether or not Walmart is coming to Fallston. I heard the store’s walls were going up at the construction site in the 1900 block of Bel Air Road, so I emailed the company’s corporate headquarters to see if I could get an opening date. I received an email from William C. Wertz Walmart’s Divisional Director Community & Media Relations Northeast today. He wrote:
“Our current schedule calls for completion some time after the first of the year. Don’t have an exact grand opening date yet.”
I checked with the county’s planning and zoning department and they told me the county gave the store’s developer the necessary permit for construction of the full store a year ago. So, it looks like it’s just a matter of time.