After a couple of failed attempts, a developer is looking to bring a Walmart Supercenter to the former General Electric site in Pittsfield.
Waterstone Retail Development is pursuing a $30 million project to build a 200,000-square foot store on 16 acres of the William Stanley Business Park. Principal Anton Melchionda says the 200 employees of the city’s current Walmart would move to the new store with 100 additional workers expected to be hired.
“We’ve all identified that there is a need for grocery here and that’s what we’re adding to current Walmart location down the street,” said Melchionda.
Earlier proposals from Waterstone to build a retail center at the park fell through for various reasons, including public sentiment. Melchionda says the prior plans included Walmart, but Waterstone wasn’t able to disclose that at the time.