Three weeks ago, Snead Mayor Curtis Painter first heard the possibility of a Walmart Express moving into his town when those associated with the store stopped by the Snead Town Hall to ask about utilities in the area. On Friday, Painter received confirmation of those possibilities when he saw the building plans.
However, the family who owns the land says the sale is still being negotiated.
No start or finish date has been announced, but the store might be located on Ala 278, according to Painter. These type of stores are different than most Walmarts. Instead, the Walmart Express will be a grocery store with gas pumps, says Painter.
Painter says three other businesses are relocating or coming to the area. Dollar General will be moving locations in the upcoming months, and work on a Frito-Lay distribution center has already begun on Baker Drive, he says.
Additionally, someone has inquired about leasing the gas station across from the town hall in order to open a Mexican restaurant, however, those plans have only been discussed with nothing finalized, according to Painter.