The City of Bossier City has been informed by Walmart that the retailer will not pursue construction of a new store in North Bossier City.

Mayor Lorenz Walker today received correspondence from the company regarding its decision not to develop a new Walmart Supercenter on Airline Drive at Wemple Road.

“While it appears that Walmart will not build its new store, the potential remains for future commercial development at that location in North Bossier City,” said Mayor Walker. “I look forward to working with Walmart in their continuing role as a successful economic partner with the city.”

In the letter to Mayor Walker, Tice White, Director of Walmart Public Affairs Louisiana indicated the company remains committed to doing business in Bossier City.  In the letter White states, “We employ approximately 650 associates in Bossier City and we are investing in them. We opened a Walmart Training Academy in Minden, LA in late January 2017 that will train associates in approximately 30 area Walmart Supercenters, including our store on Airline Drive in Bossier City.”

See the full letter below:

Letter provided to the Bossier Press-Tribune by the City of Bossier City