Two new Walmarts are on their way to be built in Sioux Falls. One on the south side of town at the intersection of Minnesota Avenue and 85th Street, and the other at 60th Street North and Marion Road, about four miles from Hartford.
That's where we found a group of senior citizens from around the area who are very excited about the news.
"I think it's really a wonderful deal. I really do. I come over to the senior citizen's all the time here, about five times a week. So that's going to really be handy for a lot of us senior citizens," Sioux Falls resident Phillip Caslin said.
"Yah, yah. I think it'll be really neat," Crooks resident Marsha Schaefer said.
The biggest perk they see from this new Super Center is the fact they will no longer have to deal with Sioux Falls traffic to get what they need.
"I don't get into Sioux Falls like I used to. Because I don't like the traffic. And that will make it convenient because it's so close," Hartford resident Lois Kaiser said.
"Eliminate a lot of driving because there's a lot of us that are having a little trouble with cataracts in our eyes. Well, it just isn't safe to be driving," Caslin said.
"I kind of avoid the big traffic. I like Walmart, but I just don't like all the traffic and the parking and all that. So this will be much handier. I probably would shop a lot more there," Schaefer said.
While there are a few concerns about small-town stores, like Sunshine Foods in Hartford, overall the residents don't expect the new Walmart to destroy their local economy.
"I don't think it would hurt anything in Crooks that I can think of. But it could Hartford I suppose. A little bit. I hope not because they have a good store," Schaefer said.
"You know, look what happened to Mitchell. When they got Cabela's moved in down there, boy, they just boomed around there. And I think the same thing's going to happen here. Competition is a wonderful, wonderful thing I think," Caslin said.
Walmart will hold an open house so the public can view the plans up close and ask questions on Thursday, March 21, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.