RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Walmart plans to open a store on Virginia Commonwealth University's campus as part of a pilot program.
Walmart and the university announced the project Wednesday in a news release. The 4,100-square-foot store is expected to open in late 2014 or early 2015.
The store will be Walmart's fifth under a pilot program called Walmart on Campus. The existing stores are located at the University of Arkansas, Arizona State University, Georgia Tech and the University of Missouri.
Walmart has signed a lease for the store with the VCU Real Estate Foundation. The foundation owns a seven-story building under construction that will house the store on the first floor. Classrooms and administrative offices also will be located in the building.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.