The approximately 150,000-square-foot supercenter at 1500 Economy Way will then be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The grand-opening celebration will include a musical performance by the Ambridge High School band and presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to county and local community groups. Grant recipients include Beaver County Food Bank, Beaver Humane Society, Economy Fire Department, Economy Police Department and the Baden American Legion.
In addition to the grants given as part of the grand opening, Walmart representatives said the new store will further Walmart’s pledge to fight hunger in America with food and financial donations.
“I'm thrilled to welcome Walmart which I know will be a highly valued community partner going forward.”
Earlier this year, Walmart began hiring about new full- and part-time workers for the store with a hiring base at the American Legion in Baden.
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates.
Store manager Kory Campbell, who began his Walmart career in 1998 as an hourly cashier in Selinsgrove, said community residents are invited to join the grand opening celebration.
“We are excited to open this new store and bring a convenient shopping option along with low prices to Economy,” Campbell said.
Walmart will also host a a community celebration for residents from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.
"A Big Family Welcome" aims to give customers a chance to meet Campbell and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last.
In addition, Walmart is inviting shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook and Twitter by using #MyNewWalmart. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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