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Crews continue to pour concrete slabs throughout much of the 180,000-square-foot Walmart, as well as paint the ceiling and install refrigeration systems. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

'Cooperative' weather accelerates Cottage Grove Walmart construction, February opening planned

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Another option for one-stop shopping for groceries, toiletries, clothing and electronics is just around the corner as accelerated construction at the Walmart site on East Point Douglas Road could have the store opening in February, rather than in the spring.


Cottage Grove city officials and several residents joined store manager Reid Charpentier on a tour of the 180,000-square-foot retail store last week and learned good weather was a key construction component.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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