Sam’s Club,
the division of Bentonville-based Walmart, is hiring 100 tech workers for a new office in Dallas, Texas.  The Dallas Morning News reports. It’s leasing 45,000 square feet in a renovated historic building.

The move into the new technology office will be completed in August, said Walmart spokeswoman Anne Hatfield. These employees have been working in co-working spaces and out of the Southlake Sam’s Club, she said. Granite Properties has spent $77 million to renovate the seven-story building. It dates back to 1903, and Granite renamed it Factory Six-03. The 215,000-square-foot building’s other tenants include the innovation lab for Richardson-based Blue Cross Blue Shield.

This is a new office, separate from other technology operations that Sam’s and Walmart have in San Bruno, Calif. and at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., Hatfield said. It will be the only Sam’s office solely devoted to technology work, she said.

Gee. Have they not heard of Little Rock’s Tech Park? Of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s coding initiative? Of the museums, bike trails, hotels and restaurants that have made Benton County a hipster mecca?