Get out those shopping shoes

On Wednesday, add one more store — in San Leandro — to Wal-Mart’s estimated 33 superstores, 139 discount and general merchandise stores, 36 Sam’s clubs and seven distribution centers in California.

At 120,186 square feet, the new Wal-Mart at 15555 Hesperian Blvd. — next to an In N Out Burger, just off Interstate 880 — falls in the discount and general merchandise store size. Superstores size in at 185,000 square feet and larger.

Three other Wal-Marts are within two to nine miles, and all also off I-880: at the Westgate Shopping Center on Davis Street in San Leandro; on Hegenberger Road in Oakland; and off Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.

Do you plan to shop at the new Wal-Mart store? What other types of retail stores and businesses should San Leandro try to attract?


  • It’s cool how Wal-Mart reused the old Target Buliding.

    I’m gonna go here soon!

  • monica ruiz

    No, I prefer Target. Wal Mart just seems to crowded and the isles don’t make sense to me. It’s to willy nilly.

  • monica ruiz

    Peet’s is finally open on the corner of B St. and Mission in downtown Hayward: 5:30am – 8pm. Check it out! It’s groovy!

  • obama_factor

    They make better coffee too. I wish they would consider staying open later and offer wifi.

  • obama_factor

    I think instead of Walmart you meant Chinamart. I tried to shop for items I need that are not made in China and I could not do it. Even if you try we just can’t avoid buying “made in China”.

  • monica ruiz

    The city does provide free wi-fi downtown. Check out the web site http://www.hayward-ca.gov/webware/Default.aspx?Message=3146&t=-1