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Report announces new PetSmart, Marshall’s in Galesburg

GALESBURG, Illinois — Residents were excited to hear that the former Walmart building at 2031 National Blvd. in Galesburg might see some new developments soon, after a report by the Register-Mail Thursday, February, 1 suggested the building could be the new home to a PetSmart and a Marshall’s.

Builtech Services LLC, the general contracting firm that is renovating the old Walmart building, has until Aug. 1 to finish construction. The superintendent of Builtech, Dan Schmarje, confirmed that PetSmart and Marshall’s will be moving into the building, the published report said.

Initially, Ken Springer, president of the Knox County area partnership for economic development said that the new plans for the old Walmart building were reported prematurely. However, in an updated report on the Register-Mail’s website Thursday evening as enior corporate communications manager at PetSmart confirmed that PetSmart is slated to open in the location in the fall of 2018.