March 6, 2005

Retail Explosion in La Quinta, CA

WM initiates a flood of national retailers:

LA QUINTA - Since the March 2004 debut of Wal-Mart's first California Supercenter, a steady parade of other retailers has moved into the Highway 111 corridor to serve this growing east valley city.

Shopping and dining choices have boomed, and city coffers are reaping the benefits in the form of increased sales tax revenues.

In just the past year, the long list of new stores opened has included Target, Kohl's and Circuit City.

And yet another major player is set to join the fray.

City officials confirmed this week they are reviewing plans by Sam's Club, the warehouse store division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., to place a new 136,000-square-foot Sam's Club, slated to include its own gas station, on 12.5 acres along Dune Palms Road, just east of the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

Did La Quinta have an old retail sector? If so, how is it doing?

Posted by Kevin on March, 6 2005 at 11:03 AM