Monday, August 3, 2009

Algood Walmart Finishes Remodeling

The Algood Walmart will celebrate a grand re-opening Wednesday, giving local shoppers a glimpse of the company’s next generation of store design. The results of a three-month remodeling project will be unveiled at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Store officials say that among the improvements are a new layout for the store, with new lighting and paint. Walmart officials say the remodeled Algood store features a more open shopping environment with wider aisles that contain no product displays. Walmart also aligned the departments that customers shop most frequently, and the Site-to-Store pick-up location has been combined with the photo lab into a single area at the rear of the store. The remodel also includes an expanded electronics department and a new department called Celebration Station has been added that will feature party supplies, greeting cards, balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies and gift wrap. The grand re-opening celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 Wednesday morning. During the ceremony, store associates will present $3,500 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to several local organizations including:
 Algood Fire Department
 Algood Police Department
 Algood School
 Disabled American Veterans