The biggest Wal-Mart EVER... is in Albany?

world's largest wal-mart

It doesn't look so big from the outside.

walmart_cartscalator.jpgRemember the Wal-Mart with the cartscalator? You know, the one off Washington Avenue Extension near Crossgates. It turns out they needed that cartscalator because they were secretly building the biggest Wal-Mart ever. There used to be a Sam's Club at Crossgates Commons, but that didn't work out, so the company decided to just merge the space with the already-existing Wal-Mart and turn it into a supercenter. And with that, the World's Largest Wal-Mart was born.

The newly renovated store wil be 260,000 square feet, which is about 25 percent bigger than the average Wal-Mart supercenter. That's a lot of ... well it's a lot more of ... everything

But don't get all excited, just yet. The Washington Ave Ext. store's title isn't official until May when it holds its grand (re)opening.

Comments

Did you hear about the proposed Walmart off of Route 9 in Latham?

It is a nice Wal-Mart so far... I just hope it doesn't turn into a dump like it was before the renovations. That's one edge Target has - their stores stay in much better shape over the years. Wal-Mart is hit or miss. There are certainly some Wal-Marts to avoid in the area as they are real dumps.

The cart-escalator is quite the tourist attraction. Just watch out if you have a giant pack of toilet paper under the cart like we did. It flew off the cart and got stuck at the bottom. Some employee had to climb into it and get it out. The packaging was all torn up and covered with grease!

1. Yes! Now even more floor space to hold barely-constructed clothing made by essentially 4-year-old indentured servants in Sri Lanka! God bless America. Truly brings a patriotic tear to my eye.

2. You guys are the bomb. I've just bookmarked you. Thank you for giving me yet ANOTHER reason not to do my job while at work.

Isn't there already a Walmart in Latham off of 9?

The Apocalypse has landed in Albany. Well, Colonie.

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