Cheerleaders, brass bands, color guard and hundreds of shoppers stood at the doors of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market at 4715 Wesley Street before the sun rose on the eastern horizon.
The parking lot was filled and people anxiously awaited entrance. Several people tried to sneak in but were escorted out until the minute hand wound down to “7:30 AM”. The announcer shouted at the magic moment “Good morning, Greenville, Texas. Welcome to your neighborhood Walmart”. The store will be open 24 hours for shopper’s convenience.
There were gifts being passed out in the form of gift cards and other merchandise provided by proud vendors that call Walmart a customer.