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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - Walmart will serve as an anchor store for the soon-to-be developed Eastgate Town Center in eastern Henrico County, according to developers Future Family, LLLP.

Eastgate Town Center will be built where Fairfield Commons Mall currently sits, near the intersection of Nine Mile Rd. and S. Laburnum Ave.

"Walmart will be the lead tenant with a Supercenter featuring a full grocery offering, pharmacy services and a full selection of general merchandise," Future Family spokesman Joshua Rector said. "The existing mall will be torn down and replaced with a significantly upgraded contemporary open-air center with extensive sidewalk, landscaping, and architectural upgrades."

Developers hope to have Eastgate Town Center open in the fall of 2015.

"I feel very good about this initiative and the people are deserving of this venture,” Henrico Supervisor Frank Thornton said in a statement.

The Walmart is expected to create 300 jobs.


  • N Campbell

    Thank God Henrico’s east end is getting more recognition – it’s about time!!! (And to the haters out there, not all east end residents are thugs.)

    Willow Oaks is doing very well. Yes, a few stores are empty, but otherwise it’s a vital part of the east end with folks traveling to it from New Kent, Varina, Highland Springs, and, I suspect, even Mechanicsville.

  • Kathy Hughes

    I was so excited to hear this on the news this morning, had to call family members to tell them. This is the best thing ever to happen for the east end.

  • Chris

    Who ever do not like coming to the east end, we can fix all of that!!!! STAY YOUR A$$ ON YOUR SIDE OF TOWN!!!

  • Brando

    This is a good thing for the east end of Henrico and Richmond. This will help people who live at this part of the east end of Richmond to save time and gas to this shopping center, but also help the Richmond’s church hill to end their food desert.

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