Georgia Tech will be the second college to have a miniature Walmart store on its campus later this year. The first was the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, The Huffington Post reported, which opened its store this month.
The Walmarts are said to include pharmacy services, general groceries, some merchandise and check cashing and bill paying services.
The Georgia Tech store will be between 2,500 and 5,000 square feet. The average Walmart store is 185,000 square feet. University of Arkansas’ Walmart is approximately 10,000 square feet. This means that the Georgia Tech store will be the smallest Walmart in the country, according to NBC News.
Some believe that Walmart may be using these smaller stores as a way to get around zoning restrictions that have kept them out of major urban areas in the past.