Walmart planning $1.43M project

The city’s Code Enforcement Office issued 18 building permits in August, down from 24 in July. Walmart is slated to undergo $1.43 million in renovations. Homeowners are looking to squeeze in last-minute projects before the weather turns.

ELLSWORTH — Walmart is slated for an estimated $1.43 million worth of alterations, according to permits issued by the city’s Code Enforcement Office.

The store is one of six locations, including Augusta, Brewer, Brunswick, Sanford and Scarborough, that will undergo renovations this year, according to a statement from the company.

The company plans to add online grocery pickup to its stores in Maine, allowing customers to shop online for groceries and pick items up at the store.

The nearly 200,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter opened in 2009, replacing the old store on Route 3.

The permit for the alterations was one of 18 issued by the Code Enforcement Office in August, down from the 24 issued in July.

In other commercial building news, Aspen Dental Management and Alrig USA Retail will be starting work on the interior of the buildings going up on the former site of Town Auto.

There will be two buildings totaling 15,081 square feet on the site, which is being developed by Michigan-based company Alrig USA. The spaces will house five tenants, four in one building and one in the other.

Auto Zone has been confirmed as the tenant for the single-unit, 7,381-square-foot building.

Aspen Dental is set to occupy the largest space in the adjacent building, and an unidentified “mattress store” is slated for one of the other spaces.

Aspen Dental Management, the company behind Aspen Dental, will start alterations for the outfitting of a dental office in the space.

In residential building news, several homes are slated for construction.

Kimberly Pede received permission to build a home and garage on the Bayside Road. The project is estimated to cost $848,867.

Carl Alley also received a permit to build a single-family modular home on Tanglewood Way, as well as permission to demolish the existing structure, at a cost of around $147,000.

Residents also are looking to squeeze in building projects before the weather turns, including sheds, decks and repair work on structures damaged by fallen trees.

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