Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., plans to open a retail pharmacy store called Walmart on Campus at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this month. The first-of-its-kind store is to be sited in a 10,000-sq.ft. space in the campus’ Garland Avenue Shops retail center that formerly held the Pat Walker Health Center Pharmacy, which closed December 20. The Pat Walker Health Center is the university’s onsite health services provider.
Pat Walker Health Center had operated the space as a specialty pharmacy since its opening in 1984, but had recently found it difficult to operate viably without a stronger retail component. The reopened store will offer not only pharmacy services but a variety of groceries and other retail items. It will also offer extended hours and be open not only to UA staff and students but also customers from the broader community.