Retail giant Walmart is planning to set up shop in La Vergne.
The city announced Monday the company will build a new store on 45 acres at the corner of Murfreesboro and Fergus roads.
City leaders have worked for three years to attract the retailer. They say it will give local residents another option when it comes to shopping, but it will also create sales tax revenue and new jobs in the area.
The Walmart Supercenter is expected to hire approximately 400 workers.
"We started showing the retailers we mean business. We wanted them here and I think they finally saw that we have 35,000 people here who have nowhere to shop and we kept emphasizing that and it paid off," said La Vergne Mayor Senna Mosley
Mayor Mosley said a traffic study has already been conducted and there will be two entrances to the store, one on Murfreesboro Road and another on Fergus Road.
A new turn lane will also be added to Murfreesboro Road to alleviate traffic congestion.
The city's planning commission will vote at its March 25 meeting on subdividing the property where the store will be built.
The retailer will then present a site plan to the commission for approval.
A Walmart spokesperson said the company hopes to open its doors during the winter of 2016.
Thursday, August 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:28:07 GMT
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