New Walmart opening in East Tampa

New Walmart opening in East Tampa (Image 1)

A new Walmart will open its doors in East Tampa on Wednesday morning.

The Walmart, located at 1720 E. Hillsborough Ave, will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Wednesday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the store where Mayor Bob Buckhorn and other officials will be present. The new store creates approximately 200 full and part-time jobs.

Walmart says the store will not only have low prices merchandise but will also include a full-service pharmacy and grocery section including fresh produce. Customers will also be able to shop on Walmart.com and pick items they order up at the store.

The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $6,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups.

Lastly, Walmart will celebrate the store opening with residents on Saturday, May 23. A Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to enjoy fun family activities and free food samples from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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