STANFORD - Several new businesses could be looking at Lincoln County locations, though no definite plans have been made, according to Judge-Executive "Buckwheat" Gilbert at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting Tuesday. Included in the list of possibilities are a new Wal-Mart Supercenter and Sonic Drive-In restaurant.
The Supercenter could be located on U.S. 27, less than a mile north of Stanford city limits on 11 acres currently owned by Tommy Owens.
"They have been surveying and core-drilling, and have been to planning and zoning," said Gilbert. "They haven't bought it yet, but they've taken the option on it."
According to Wal-Mart's Web site, a single Supercenter can employ between 200-550 associates and range from 109,000 to 220,000 square feet. Supercenters include a grocery section, general merchandise and in some cases a vision center, pharmacy, and tire & lube center. Currently, Stanford's closest Supercenter is in Danville.