The Spokane area newest Wal-Mart Store is now officially open, with an official opening happen back on the 17th and a grand opening celebration the weekend directly after. The new Wal-Mart is located in the 5500 block of E. Sprague Ave in Spokane Valley is nearby other large retailers like Lowe's, Costco and Home Depot. The new Sprague Ave. This new Wal-Mart has created about 350 new local jobs and Wal-Mart as a whole created about 900 new jobs in Washington State with 2 other stores opening on the same day elsewhere in the state.
The new local Wal-Mart store covers around 147,000 square feet of space and offers a oversized parking lot area directly to the west of the new store. A commercial pad site also remains for sale on the property near the main vehicle entrance.
The new Spokane Valley Wal-Mart is similar to most other Wal-Mart's in the Spokane and Coeur d' Alene area as it offers both general merchandise and a grocery area, with some 30 different departments. Also included is a walmart.com services area , cell phone sales , photo lab and with the changes in Washington's liquor laws earlier this year the new store also features a small liquor store space in front of the registers with a separate cashier station for shopping ease and security.And, yes this Wal-Mart also already has their Christmas Decoration department set up.
Also similar to other Wal-Mart's the new store on Sprague has a selection of leased out shop spaces in the front of the store in between entry doors. This new Wal-Mart features a new Subway, Smart Style Hair Salon and a Da Vi Nail Salon.
Below is a look at the free store maps handed out during the grand opening celebrations,I apologize if the department names,etc... are a little hard to read.
The new store will be open 24 hours a day. For more info on Wal-Mart including ad's from this and other local Wal-Mart's visit-
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