Officials Hope New Walmart will be First Part of Economic Boost for Rocklin

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It’s an opening that means more than just low prices around these parts.

The new Wal-Mart off of I-80 and Sierra College in Rocklin may be the biggest building that will go in the shopping center as it returns to the city.

The new location is actually a relocation from the Roseville store, bringing with it 85 new jobs and more than 400 total employees here. It’s a popular name to go along with another so called “anchors” of Rocklin’s future shopping.

With many buck spenders heading to nearby Roseville to grab their goods, Rocklin’s mayor believes these two new spending centers will keep the dollars in her city.

Mayor Diana Ruslin couldn’t say how much more money the city could expec, and it will be another year before business’s like Petsmart, Panda Express and Supercuts move in to the Wal-Mart side and a proposed movie theater to the Target side.

But when it does Rocklin is hoping to compete with the other big retail spots in the Sacramento area.

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