Demolition paves way for Thomaston Walmart, shopping center

By Daniel Dunkle | Nov 06, 2012
Photo by: Daniel Dunkle A construction team demolishes a house Nov. 6 on Route 1 in Thomaston next to Dorman's Dairy Dream for the coming Super Walmart and shopping center development.

Thomaston — A construction crew could be seen Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, tearing down an old house on Route 1 in Thomaston as part of the new 150,000-square-foot super Walmart and shopping center project.

The project is expected to cost $28 million and will create a shopping center that includes the Walmart, a Tractor Supply store, and other retail and restaurant space that is still available.

The Pike Company, a Rochester, N.Y.-based construction company, is the lead general contractor. About 60 to 65 people will be employed by the project — not including managerial and administrative positions.

The Thomaston Planning Board approved the project in September 2011 after a lengthy review process.

Work has also been under way this fall on an access road, leading from the intersection of Buttermilk Lane and Dexter Street Extension to the Walmart site. Trees have been cut and cleared from the area for the project.

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