The newly expanded Walmart on Shoemaker Road officially re-opened its doors Wednesday, following a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at 7 a.m.
“We are proud to be expanding during the year that Walmart celebrates the 50th anniversary of its first store opening,” said store manager Richard Alphonso. “We look forward to serving the people of our community, helping save them money so they can live better.”
In addition to the typical lines of merchandise, the expanded Walmart now features a full grocery area, complete with produce, bakery and deli departments. The expansion also adds 50 new positions to the staff, which now numbers more than 250 people.
To celebrate the completion of the expansion, Walmart donated $1,000 to the Norco Fire Company, and both the Pottstown Regional Public Library and the Pottstown Senior High School also received $1,000 donations.