Waterville has two large department stores which carry everything from bedding, food, clothing, school essentials, and electronics. Wal Mart & KMart are both major department stores and are located on the other side of Waterville from Thomas College but can be easily reached via the UCarShare service or a taxi described under the transportation section of this website. These two stores are a great resource for general shopping as they have a wide selection of items in a variety of departments. Please reference their websites to determine if what you are looking for is carried in their stores.
Kmart: www.kmart.com/ - 18 Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME 04901 - (207) 873-5641
Wal Mart: www.walmart.com - 80 Waterville Commons Dr. - Waterville, ME 04901 - (207) 877-8774
There are also several smaller stores and shopping areas located on both sides of Waterville and the downtown area. For more information, please check these area websites:
Waterville features several excellent grocery stores. Wal Mart and Kmart listed above have grocery sections but may not have as wide of a selection as the stores listed below. Though both Hannaford and Shaw’s supermarket have a comparable selection of groceries and both have an in store pharmacy. Shaw’s has a slightly larger “international foods” aisle in the store. Uncle Dean’s Good Groceries is a natural and organic food store that has a wider selection of unique and more natural (so sometimes more specialty items) selection than what is carried at either Hannaford or Shaw’s.
Hannaford Supermarket (Closest to campus): 190 Kennedy Memorial Dr. Waterville, ME - (207) 873-0788
Shaw’s Supermarket: 251 Kennedy Memorial Dr. Waterville, ME
Hannaford Supermarket (next door to Kmart listed above): 140 Elm Plaza Waterville, ME - (207) 877-0700
Uncle Dean’s Good Groceries: 80 Grove St. Waterville, ME - (207) 873-6231