Walmart to receive $1.7 million facelift



ELLSWORTH — The Walmart Supercenter on Myrick Way is scheduled for remodeling. The store received a building permit from the city of Ellsworth in April for an estimated $1,774,730 facelift.

The hefty price tag will cover renovations including the remodeling of bathrooms and moving aisles, city Code Enforcement Officer Dwight Tilton said.

“There’ll be no change in the footprint [of the building],” Tilton said, “and no new businesses.” The Supercenter currently houses several kiosk businesses inside the store.

The store was last remodeled in 2018 at a then-projected cost of $1.43 million.

Tilton issued 23 permits in April, a sign of a springtime jump in residential projects, with only three permits issued for commercial businesses. In addition to the Walmart renovation, these include the demolition of the former Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce building and construction of a garage at 441 Main St. to house Northern Light Medical Transport ambulances, issued to Enco Properties LLC.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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