Baltimore County Now
Contributed by Tony Baysmore
Baltimore County Executive’s Office
It’s a perfect match—a new Walmart and the Liberty Road communities. The parking lot was jammed with customers at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning when the long-awaited Walmart Supercenter opened at the Liberty Plaza Shopping Center in the heart of Randallstown. Walmart has hired 350 employees, with a large percentage of the workers living in Randallstown.
This national retailer is a long awaited, welcome addition to Randallstown. In 2003, over 400 Randallstown residents came together for a community planning and input meeting. Once message came through loud and clear—the community wanted new development and more shopping choices at two very large commercial sites that sat virtually dormant for many years. A new Home Depot opened at the Brenbrook Shopping Center in 2006. And now, Walmart and a redesigned Marshall’s are bringing national retailers to Liberty Plaza.
As County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said during the Walmart ground breaking on Valentines Day in 2011, in Randallstown, good things come to those who wait. Our Valentine date has finally arrived and is looking pretty good.