ESPANOLA ― The Walmart Supercenter in Española is scheduled to reopen to customers at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.
As anticipated, remodeling work will continue after the store reopens. Walmart took advantage of the temporary closure and accelerated the store’s regularly scheduled remodel in order to minimize customer disruption. The fully remodeled Pharmacy opened to customers a few weeks ago and is an example of the type of upgraded experience customers can expect once all the remodeling work is completed in early 2017.
“We are excited to reopen the store and begin serving our customers again,” John Jefferies, Walmart Store Manager in Española said. “Although remodeling work will continue in some areas of the store as we work to improve the customer experience, customers will find the same broad assortment of merchandise and affordable groceries that they always have in our store.”
At 10 a.m., Wednesday, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will celebrate their continued engagement in the Española community with an in-store check presentation to the Española-based Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center for $31,000 to support the NNMRAC Community Arts Education After School and Summer Arts Academy.
Recently, Walmart made a $2,500 contribution to Tewa Women United and associates volunteered 75 hours to support the Española Healing Foods Oasis project, a partnership between Tewa Women United and the City of Española, which will transform a slope in Valdez Park into an edible food garden utilizing traditional dry-land farming techniques and permaculture principles. This fruit tree terrace garden will be accessible to the local community to enjoy and interact with. It will provide seasonal food, medicinal herbs, accessible pathways, aesthetic beauty, shade and solve erosion problems on the hillside, while capturing and harvesting precious rainwater.
In September, HELP-NM received a $40,000 Walmart Foundation grant award to support The Power of Women (POW!), a program that will expand the career opportunities for low income women across the state and in Española, enabling them to acquire the basic skills and training needed to advance themselves and the self-sufficiency of their families.