Leesburg shoppers will have to wait a little bit longer for the opening of their new Walmart.
A Walmart spokesperson confirmed today that the opening of the new Walmart Supercenter in the Compass Creek development has been pushed back a week. It is now expected to be open Wednesday, May 29. The Edwards Ferry Road store, which will close following the Compass Creek store’s opening, will remain open until 6 p.m. the evening prior to the new store’s opening.
Loudoun County government has published information on its website, along with fliers that can be printed in English and Spanish, for residents affected by the closure of the Edwards Ferry Road store. The current store is located in a highly pedestrian-trafficked area of the town, with many residents who walk to access shopping in the area or employment opportunities. In addition to a list of walkable alternatives to Walmart within a mile of the soon-to-be-closed store, the county site also has information on a new bus stop being added to its transit services to bring shoppers to the Compass Creek Walmart. The Leesburg Safe-T-Ride, which provides free shuttle service between both the east and west sides of Rt. 15, will also continue running. More information can be found at loudoun.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=4918.
The Town of Leesburg is planning a grand opening ceremony for the new store at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 29. The new store is located at 19360 Compass Creek Parkway.