|Updated: 10/25/2012 10:58 pm
||Published: 10/25/2012 8:01 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A new Walmart opens Friday, October 26th to West Little Rock Shoppers, providing 300 jobs and savings to customers on wide selection of merchandise.
The grand opening of the Walmart store is making a comeback on Bowman Road. The grand opening is at 7:30 a.m. when the store will open to the general public.
The 151,000-square-foot store is located next door to Sam’s Club and is returning to the area after closing a few years ago when a Walmart Super Center opened on Shackleford Road. The Bowman store now has a full selection of groceries, clothing, home goods and a Lawn & Garden Center. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Customers are encouraged to come to the store grand-opening day to take advantage of a wide variety of events and promotions, including product samplings and giveaways from companies such as Yarnell’s Ice Cream, and character appearances by Twinkie the Kid and Chester Cheetah. Other activities include an FLW professional bass casting pool. Guests can test their fishing skills at the FLW Casting Pond where they can cast, pitch and flip their way to the top of the leaderboard and win great prizes such as FLW caps.
The grand-opening festivities will continue Saturday, Oct. 27, with steak and smoothie samples and a magician, among other activities. All events are family-friendly, free and open to the public.