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Big Y to Build at Former Walmart Site

2019 store will anchor redevelopment of Connecticut shopping center
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Big Y Foods announced plans to open a new store at the site of a dark Walmart in Derby, Conn.

The 60,000-square-foot store, expected to open in 2019, would be Big Y’s 71st overall and its eighth in New Haven County.

The store will occupy a shopping center where two anchor tenants—Walmart and Adams Hometown Market—both closed in 2016. Developer DLC Management Corp., Elmsford, N.Y., said it plans a multi-million-dollar renovation of the center, which will include façade modernization, parking lot repaving, sidewalk repairs, streetscape and landscape enhancements along with lighting improvements.

Big Y, based in Springfield, Mass., said the new store represents a $5 million investment.

“We are excited to announce this addition to our Connecticut community of stores,” Charles D’Amour, Big Y’s president and COO, said in a statement. “We look forward to bringing Big Y’s world class service, quality and selection closer to shoppers in Derby and surrounding communities.”

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