Walmart Neighborhood Market to open Jan. 17

The new Walmart Neighborhood Market, located on Market Street, is set to open Jan. 17.
Staff Writer

The opening date for the new Walmart Neighborhood Market, located off of Highway 12, is set for Jan. 17.

Walmart Director of Communication Anne Hatfield said the new Neighborhood Market, located at 105 Market St., is about 41,000 square feet, which is a quarter of the size of a Walmart Super Center, which are typically 180,000 square feet.

Hatfield said the new store will feature a full produce department, bakery, deli and a health and beauty department.

“The focus is groceries,” Hatfield said. “It is a classic grocery store geared toward convenience.”

Hatfield said the new store will also offer a pharmacy, gas station and online pick-up options.

“If you need to run in and grab a gallon of milk or something to cook for dinner, this store is perfect for that,” she said. “If you need to make a full grocery shopping run, this store will offer everything you need for that too.”

Hatfield said the Walmart Neighborhood Market will create about 95 full-time and part-time jobs.

The bulk of hiring is complete the month before the store opens, she said, to allow for training and team building while the construction of the store is completed.