Westwood Walmart Neighborhood Market readying for Sept. 18 opening

Renovations complete, Walmart is planning to open its new Neighborhood Market in Westwood next week.
Renovations complete, Walmart is planning to open its new Neighborhood Market in Westwood next week.

Walmart is planning to open its new Neighborhood Market on the site of the old Apple Market in Westwood next week.

Renovation of the Apple Market, which closed in August 2012, began earlier this year, and now Walmart is prepared to cut the ribbon on the fully renovated facility this Wednesday, Sept. 18.

It’s the first opening among several significant projects planned for Westwood, including the Westwood Village development.

“Walmart Neighborhood Market represents a significant, tangible realization of diversified revenue planning,” said Westwood Mayor John Yé in a press release. “Westwood is very excited to have Walmart Neighborhood Market as part of oncoming new development. There are new interests in the area along multiple projects, making Westwood a destination for families and businesses.”

The grocery store will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and the company says it will employ 95 full- and part-time workers. Walmart says it has a 7:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for Wednesday, and a “Big Family Welcoming” event open to the community from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The opening events are scheduled to include the awarding of $6,000 in community grants, including grants to Westwood View Elementary and the Westwood Foundation, according to Walmart.