ROANOKE CO., Va.—From flat bread to flat screen TVs.
The new Walmart in Clearbrook is open for business offering a wide variety of goods. The superstore celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning.
As a part of the celebration, Walmart presented two grants to area non-profits. Roanoke Area Ministries received $50,000. Feeding America Southwest Virginia received $100,000.
"This is really going to help us," said Amy Milberger from Feeding America Southwest Virginia. "We continue to see an increase in the need year after year and with partners like Walmart, that's going to help us expand our reach and continue to help the people we're trying to help."
William Byrd ROTC presented the colors just before students from Clearbrook Elementary sang the National Anthem.
Cheerleaders from Hidden Valley High School led the crowd in the signature Walmart cheer just before the store was officially open for businesses.
Hundreds of shoppers braved the messy morning weather to check out the new store.
"It's a big Walmart. It's bigger than the one in Atlanta that they just built," said Terence Hill. "I like this one, though. It's set up differently which is a change of pace when you walk into Walmart, which is a good thing."