News 12 11pm/ Monday September 9, 2013
Martinez, Ga (WRDW)---- It may seem like the folks at Walmart are leading a pep rally as they chant cheers, but they're just getting ready to head home after a day's work, at Walmart's newest grocery store-- in Martinez.
"It was a Food Lion for about a year-- and the last year nothing's been in here," Tim Miller told News12.
But now it's a different story. Workers stock shelves as, store manager, Tim Miller pitches in to make sure everything is perfect for opening day.
"We are really excited. October 2nd is our grand opening-- we're excited. It's the first format--this kind of format in the area.," Miller said.
The grocery store will give customers Walmart prices in a smaller store, and save them from long drives to stores further away that close at 11. Something Brennan Meagher says is ideal.
"That's when I do my grocery shopping anyways, because I'm working," she said.
Meagher works at a restaurant next to the new Walmart. She says besides having a store closer to home, that has a pharmacy, and open all the time-- she's excited about the potential for more customers where she works.
"I definitely think more folks will stop by on their way in or out of the Walmart," Meagher told News12.
So, the countdown begins for opening day October 2nd-- store manger Tim Miller says--they aren't finished hiring.
"We filled up about 85 to 90 of 'em-- so we still have about 15 people we need to hire-- so, anyone interested in a job can apply online at walmart.com"
Again the store will open october 2nd and it's only the 7th store walmart has opened like it in Georgia. They have 250 of them nation wide--so it' a pretty unique store to have opening here.
The store will be located at 3851 Evans to Locks Rd in Martinez.