Wal-Mart bails out of Hamilton, won’t build SuperCenter

According to a story in this week’s Bitterroot Star, Wal-Mart has withdrawn their SuperCenter project in Hamilton.

Per the Greg Lemon story, company officials indicated that pulling out of Hamilton was due to a company-wide restructuring and slowdown of Wal-Mart SuperCenter expansion plans.

“We’re just taking a step back and kind of withdrawing for now.” – Wal-Mart spokesman, Josh Phair

Perhaps they’ll be back, perhaps not.

Regardless of what Wal-Mart does, it’s clear that Hamilton-area retailers have a little more time to make their businesses…personal. Let’s see what they do with it.