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Store Review: Covington Wal-Mart

The new Wal-Mart in Covington, Washington is tailored for Northwest shoppers. Using traditional materials like wood and brick, the store immediately has a more upscale feel than your traditional Wal-Mart, and shoppers are even blessed with natural light streaming through the large skylights on the roof. Is this an attempt by Wal-Mart to target the more affluent who are flocking to Covington and Maple Valley? If so, it's not working. Despite the upscale look and feel, this Wal-Mart has the same disgusting customers found at all Wal-Marts.

Once you've parked your car, you'll immediately notice shopping carts haphazardly placed all over the parking lot. For some reason Wal-Mart customers seem unable or unwilling to put their carts away.

Sadly, despite being the best looking Wal-Mart I have ever seen in my life, their clientele remains as pear-shaped as ever. The Covington Wal-Mart contains, instead of a McDonalds, a Subway. Eat Fresh! Jennifer and I decided to dive in and try some food there. Well, she did. I decided better of it when the person making her sandwich said "We don't got Swiss cheese no more." Then drool came out of her mouth and she said "Duh!" Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a little, but only a little.

The store is amazingly well laid out, and it's a great place to buy stuff cheap. Just plug your nose first.

(Originally published July 30, 2005)

Comments (5)


Yeah, even though I like Subway, the Subway in the Covington Wal-Mart has an unappeling smell. Not to mention that once I saw a prison bus in the parking lot.

Now the St Helens Wal-Mart is much better. Sure, there
was some guy yelling because his car wouldn't work. But the Subway in there smells actually good. The bad news .... Wal-Mart is depriving all small stores of their customers and putting them out of business. I guess that's what happens when you put a Super Store in a City focused mainly on small stores (with the exception of Safeway.)


I've been there!

It's where I bought my shower curtain!


Cerberus, there is no such thing as a Subway that smells good.

HAHAHAHA! I'm just kidding. Subway actually does smell pretty good sometimes. It's a trick though! The food is disgusting.


It's a lot better than the one in Renton. At the one in Covington I feel like all the hicks in Covington have come in to camp out with their 9 kids, but the one in Renton makes me feel like I'm about to be shot. If you park out in the middle of nowhere in the Covington one, you don't have to worry about any carts hitting you because the people are all too fat and lazy to walk that far. If you look at the cars, you'll see a remarkable difference between the kinds that park up front and the kinds that park near the back.


Well that's true! The Covington Wal-Mart isn't all that horrible, in the sense that it's pretty good for a Wal-Mart. The Renton one is so scary I just won't go there. We have a Wal-Mart up in Lynnwood that isn't too bad, and it's not as bad as Renton, but it's grosser than Covington. Last time we went there we needed a hand vacuum, and we just wanted a cheap Black and Decker Dustbuster. It was like $19. It's not great but it does the job. And this guy who smelled absolutely awful would not leave us alone because he thought we should buy a $49 Dirt Devil. I'm sure the Dirt Devil was great, but we didn't have $49 to spend. So he finally left and we picked up the Dustbuster, and then after we bought it he was waiting for us by the door. FREAK!!!

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