SEMINOLE - A relocated Walmart is opening Wednesday, July 16, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.
The new store is located at 10237 Bay Pines Blvd. in Seminole, relocated from 3993 Tyrone Blvd. in St. Petersburg, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The store will provide Seminole residents with low prices on a broad assortment of merchandise and offer Walmart's free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the Seminole store, often as quickly as the same day.
The new store employs approximately 300 full- and part-time associates – about 85 additional jobs. Store manager Marcus Sakaniwa began his Walmart career in 1999 as an hourly overnight stocker in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
“This new store is an exciting addition to Seminole,” said Sakaniwa. “The store employs approximately 300 associates, 21 of which have been with the store since the original store opening in 1990. We look forward to recognizing these associates during the ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 16.”
The new store offers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. There is also a wide variety of meat, including rotisserie chickens. The Seminole store also offers a full liquor selection including beer, wine and spirits.
In addition to groceries, the store features quality, value-priced general merchandise, including electronics and summer supplies, such as pool toys and outdoor items. The pharmacy offers a full range of products and services. Seminole residents can transfer prescriptions and order refills on the go with the Walmart mobile app for iPhone and Android.
“I am excited about the grand opening of the beautiful Mediterranean-style Walmart at Bay Pines,” said Seminole Mayor Leslie Waters. “This new store brings a boost to the local economy, new extensive landscaping to the site, hundreds of jobs, new merchandise options and a new reason to ‘Shop Seminole.’”
The grand-opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups.