https://www.dallasnews.com/news/garland ... ty-gateway
The city of Garland is spending $6.3 million for the old Hypermart USA site at Shiloh/Kingsley/Garland roads. They want to tear it down and replace it with a 'gateway' project.
Previously the site of the Apollo Drive-In, the Hypermart USA store opened in late 1987-early 1988 with 226,000 square feet of groceries, clothing, refrigerators and other appliances, toys, automotive, a food court, storefront services (bank, shoe repair, hair salon, etc), and more, plus a convenience store-gas station in the parking lot. Some associates wore roller skates to assist customers quicker. Walmart partnered with Cullum Cos. (Tom Thumb's original parent) initially for the store's grocery section, but Cullum would later pull out of the venture. Walmart later would rebrand/reimage the store in Garland as a Walmart Supercenter. Despite thousands of shoppers, writeups in papers on both coasts,
http://articles.latimes.com/1988-02-07/ ... ermart-usa
http://www.nytimes.com/1988/02/04/busin ... wanted=all
and additional locations in Arlington and 2 in the Midwest, the Garland store closed in 2008, replaced with a smaller but current Super format store nearby off Northwest Hwy./Marketplace Dr. It has sat empty and up for sale till now.
The store in Arlington remains open as a Walmart Supercenter.