This has been in the rumor stages for a long time, but it sounds like things are becoming more firm for a Wal*Mart in Gardnerville. This Record Courier article outlines some of the plans, including a 152,495-square-foot store with a market, pharmacy, and tire and lube center. The location is down south of Gardnerville, just before the Carson Valley Medical Center. The map below shows the approximate site.
I think this weights the shopping situation in the Carson Valley even further to the south. Right now the three big supermarkets in the valley are all clustered together in a three-block area in Gardnerville, which drives north valley residents to Carson City to shop because it’s closer. This Wal*Mart will be even further south, but I suppose it makes sense. It’s not that far for anyone who lives in Minden-Gardnerville, and the north county folks can just keep going to the North Douglas Wal*Mart like we always have.
But I know many times I’ve been down in Gardnerville and I wished there was a Wal*Mart down there so I wouldn’t have to get gouged at Scolari’s or RiteAid. If this goes through, I won’t have to worry anymore.