Super Walmart opens its doors in Delano
24 hour store added hundreds of local jobs
Last Updated: 118 days ago
DELANO, Calif. - A new Super Walmart opened its doors Wednesday in Delano.
"Oh man, I have been waiting for this to happen for a long time," said Daniel Barnes, a Delano resident.
The 24 hour Walmart on Woollomes Ave. officially opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony that was held at 7:30 a.m.
Delano city officials have worked on this project for several years.
"It has been a long fight, a long journey but the city had a vision and the vision was the anchor store of Walmart," said Grace Vallejo, Councilwoman for the city of Delano.
The 198,000 sq. ft. store is the largest within a 35 mile radius and it employs about 300 people. It stands in the new Delano Marketplace.
Several other stores and fast food restaurants in the shopping center including a Ross and Panda Express have been hiring. About 1,000 jobs in total will be created by the stores, according to city officials. It comes at a time where the unemployment rate in Delano stands at 37 percent.
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