Construction is underway on Papillion's new Sam's Club. Papillion Mayor David Black, Sam's Club officials and representatives of the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce and the Lerner Co. attended a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday morning.
More than 100 people will be hired to staff the 136,000-square-foot store, which is slated to open this fall at the northeast corner of 72nd Street and Cornhusker Road.
Black said the store is a “big deal” for Papillion from several perspectives. Many small businesses use Sam's Club as a supplier, so having a warehouse store close by will be convenient for them. Sam's Club will join Hobby Lobby and Walgreens in the Settlers Creek Development, and a Dunkin' Donuts opened last year at the southeast corner of the intersection.
“That's becoming a high-traffic corridor,” Black said, which he expects to draw other businesses. A Brakes Plus is already under construction just south of Dunkin' Donuts.