A new Walmart Supercenter at 2245 Jacksboro Highway opened on Wednesday. The store will create about 300 new jobs in the area. The grand opening festivities included Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino and the North Side High School Mariachi Band. Walmart also presented $8,000 in grants to community organizations. Grant recipients include the Fort Worth Fire Department, Score a Goal in the Classroom, North Side High School Mariachi, Castleberry High School Choir, The Stokes Christian Boys Home, Tarrant County Samaritan Housing Inc. and The Kid Next Door Foundation. The store manager is Lonnie Brown, who began his Walmart career in 2003 as an hourly associate. “I am so proud of my team for bringing this new store to life,” said Brown. “We look forward to serving the Fort Worth community.”
The store is approximately 186,000 square feet and offers a grocery and pharmacy along with Walmart retail items.
EMJ Construction was the lead contractor and Dunaway provided civil engineering services.
Community Giving • $8,000 in grants from Walmart will be presented to the following area organizations: o Fort Worth Fire Department, $2,000 o Score a Goal in the Classroom, $1,000 o North Side High School Mariachi, $1,000 o Castleberry High School Choir, $1,000 o The Stokes Christian Boys Home, $500 o Tarrant County Samaritan Housing Inc., $1,000 o The Kid Next Door Foundation, $1,500