New Walmart provides approximately 200 jobs, plus savings on wide selection of merchandise
- New store located at Bahia Avenue and County Road 464
- Silver Springs Shores Walmart creates approximately 200 new jobs
- Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
OCALA, Fla., July 8, 2013 – A new Walmart will open Wednesday, July 17, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store at 34 Bahia Ave. is conveniently located at Bahia Avenue and County Road 464 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It will provide Silver Springs Shores residents with one-stop shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services. The Silver Springs Walmart is one of 24 Walmart stores opening across the country on July 17th.
"Residents in Silver Spring Shores have been very excited about the new Walmart in their community – they will have more convenient shopping nearby for their day-to-day needs. I'm personally excited about the economic development that the store will bring with it and for the enhanced quality of life it will provide for residents in my district," said David Moore, County Commissioner, District 1.
One-Stop Shopping Convenience
The store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including apparel, electronics, toys, sporting goods, and lawn and garden items. It also offers a full line of groceries, including organic and natural selections in addition to local favorites.
The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Pharmacy team members can answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions.
The grand-opening celebration also includes presentations of $4,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation to local community groups.
New Store, New Jobs
The new store employs approximately 200 full- and part-time associates. Store manager Reta Mulconrey began her Walmart career in 2000 as a cashier at the 19th Avenue Walmart in Ocala.
"We are excited to bring this new Walmart store to the Silver Springs Shores community," said Mulconrey. "We hope everyone will come see the store on grand-opening day and take advantage of product samples and vendor giveaways."
A Big Family Welcome
Walmart is happy to be part of the Silver Springs Shores community and is ready to celebrate with residents on Saturday, July 20. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet Mulconrey and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m.
Join the Conversation
Walmart invites Silver Springs Shores shoppers to share their in-store experience on Facebook. Visit the My Local Walmart Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/walmart4368. Fans of the local page can receive information about rollbacks, in-store events, meal solutions and more.
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