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Progress continues on new Super 1 Foods and Walmart in Great Falls

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Super 1 Foods at 10th Avenue South at 32nd Street. Super 1 Foods at 10th Avenue South at 32nd Street.
Construction on a new Walmart is also underway on 26 acres of land along the east end of town, on the south side of 10th Avenue South near 57th Street. Construction on a new Walmart is also underway on 26 acres of land along the east end of town, on the south side of 10th Avenue South near 57th Street.
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There will soon be more shopping choices and locations on the southeast side of Great Falls.

Super 1 Foods has already started hiring employees; the grocery store is located at 10th Avenue South and 32nd Street in the space that once was home to Vans IGA. Super 1 Foods is set to open on August 24th.

The Great Falls Development Authority says they have seen an increase in interest for developers as they continue to build in Great Falls. 

GFDA president Brett Doney says they hope to see interest continue to grow as there is still plenty of room to develop around the East End Retail Center.

Doney says the project is long overdue as residents have requested more retail options for the past several years. 

"We have Malmstrom Air Force Base, we have the College and the University, Benefis, and the Clinic, so a lot happening out here on the east side of town that has just been under-served," said Doney.

Construction on a new Walmart is also underway on 26 acres of land along the east end of town, on the south side of 10th Avenue South near 57th Street. 

Walmart will be the anchor facility for the East End Retail Center. 

The 189,000 square foot lot will include a retail area, a fuel station, and additional spaces for several other businesses. 

The new Walmart will bring an estimated 300 jobs to the Great Falls area. 

Walmart spokeswoman Delia Garcia says that customer demand as well as the east-side location were factors in deciding to open a second store in Great Falls. She noted that the company does plan to keep the current Walmart on Smelter Avenue open. 

An opening date for the Walmart has not been set yet, but the company says they hope to open in Spring of 2017 and will be hiring toward the end of this year.

The GFDA is working with developers and retailers on several projects that Doney says will also create several hundred more jobs for Great Falls.

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