New Wal-Mart to open on October 1st

James Cramer

New Wal-Mart to open on October 1st

CREATED Sep. 30, 2013

BOISE, IDAHO--A new Wal-Mart in the Treasure Valley is slated to open on Tuesday, October 1st after a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m.

The location of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will be at 3233 N. Cole Road and is expected to create 95 jobs.

The store is not a “supercenter” and will be focusing on selling groceries and prescriptions instead of electronics, home furnishings, and clothing.

In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony, Wal-Mart will be donating $6,000 in grants to the Boise Rescue Mission, American Red Cross, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Boise, Toys for Tots, Fairmont Junior High, and the Salvation Army.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony,  the Wal-Mart Foundation will present a $75,000 check to the Idaho Foodbank to assist with the Nutrition Services Program which will cover a variety of expenses for the four major foodbank programs known as: Backpack, School Pantry, Cooking Matters, and Picnic in the Park.

Store manager Ben Fraser began his Wal-Mart career in 1992 as a hourly candy sales associate.

“As the first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store in Boise, we invite residents to the grand-opening day events. We look forward to the opportunity to surprise and delight them as customers and community partners,” Fraser said. “The Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market is a smaller store and we hope to develop close relationships with our customers.”