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Cape Girardeau Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market To Open On Wednesday

Jacob McCleland

A new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is opening in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
The store is located at 2021 Independence St. and will feature a bakery, a self-serve deli and a drive-thru pharmacy. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

“The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is all about providing customers an affordable grocery option close to where they live or work,” said store manager James Dodd. “We offer customers similar offerings that Supercenter does, but an easier way to get in and out, saving customers time and money.”

The grand opening will feature a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, where Wal-Mart will present grants to various community groups including the Boys and Girls Club and local schools.

Wal-Mart will also host ‘A Big Family Welcome’ from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, where family-friendly activities such as face painting and cupcake decorating will occur.

Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce Vice President Tim Arbeiter said the city always welcomes new businesses to open, especially in the midtown area.

“That’s been an area of town, and in particular a structure of town, that has been in need of redevelopment, so it is kind of exciting to see how the site looks as it compared about a year and a half ago,” Arbeiter said. “It’s a very, very good investment for the Cape Girardeau market.”

The store will employ up to 95 part-time and full time employees.