By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The Wal-Mart being built at Charles Town Plaza is expected to open before Halloween, General Manager Clinton Miller said Thursday.
The store can't open too soon for customers and other business owners at the shopping center.
"I think it'll be good for everybody," said Dominic Colandrea, owner of Brother's Pizza near the new Wal-Mart.
He said he hopes business picks up at the shop, which as been at the plaza since 1980. The landlord notified the shopping center tenants that the rent will go up when the Wal-Mart opens, he said.
Business had been hurting since an anchor department store pulled out of the shopping center about five years ago, he said.