Now open: Walmart on Campus

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A Walmart location opened Friday morning in the Garland Center on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

The smallest Walmart store in the world opened this morning on the UA campus in Fayetteville, just in time for the university’s spring semester which starts Monday Tuesday.

The 3,300-square-foot store is located at the north corner of the Garland Center and is part of the retail shops which line the front of the new parking deck on Garland Avenue.

Walmart on Campus, which will serve as a full-service pharmacy and general merchandise store, is roughly 2% the size of an average 185,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter.

The store is the first of its kind and according to Advertising Age, could be part of a plan by Walmart to test “small-store” formats for areas that are too small for a massive supercenter.

The pharmacy side of the store replaces the 26-year-old Pat Walker Health Center Pharmacy, which closed in late December.

Walmart on Campus is open to both UA students and other residents.

Other shops that have recently opened in the new center are the UA Bookstore, 3 Spoons Yogurt and Belle Boutique. A sign advertising an upcoming hair and nail salon is currently hanging from a window near the middle of the shopping center.

Walmart on Campus

Store Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. 7 days/week
Pharmacy Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sunday
Address: 616 N Garland Ave, Ste 363
Phone: 479-443-1588

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