PALMDALE – Mayor Jim Ledford, Palmdale Chamber Board Chair Laura Gordon, and the Highland High School Marching Band and ROTC helped open the new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Palmdale Wednesday morning.
Located at the corner of Rancho Vista Blvd. and Town Center Dr., the new 24-hour store is Walmart’s first neighborhood market in the Antelope Valley.
It will provide Palmdale residents with low prices on a broad assortment of products and services, including fresh organic produce, meats and dairy products, frozen foods, dry goods, cleaning products, pet supplies, a pharmacy, and health and beauty products, company officials said in a press release.
Customers can shop for additional items, including toys, gifts, electronics and home decor, on Walmart.com and obtain free shipping to the Palmdale Walmart Neighborhood Market for pick-up, according to the press release.
“We are in a wonderful community, providing 24-hour quick, convenient service with everyday low prices,” stated store manager Colleen Webster, who began her Walmart career in 2012 as an assistant manager.
The new store is approximately 41,000 square feet, and it employs up to 95 full- and part-time associates, according to the press release.
The grand-opening celebration Wednesday included presentations of $5,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
“A Big Family Welcome” Saturday, March 7
The new Walmart Neighborhood Market will host “A Big Family Welcome” for the Palmdale community this Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The celebration will give customers a chance to meet Webster and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last.
For more information on the Palmdale Walmart Neighborhood Market, visit the company’s local Facebook page at www.facebook.com/walmart5689.
[Information via news release from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.]
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