Walmart will open its doors in Encinitas next week.
The 92,024-square-foot store will open Wednesday, June 13, at 1550 Leucadia Blvd.,
“The Walmart in Encinitas will not only fill a building that sat vacant for too long, it will also bring our city valuable tax revenue,” Encinitas Mayor Jerome Stocks said in a media release from Walmart.
This will be Walmart's first store in Encinitas, and its arrival has caused controversy, as many residents have
The store—which will carry everything from groceries to electronics to clothing—plans to employ about 250 people, according to store manager Lisa Rivera.
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Walmart on June 13 at 7 a.m., and the store will open to the public an hour later.
The Encinitas Walmart will include groceries, a pharmacy, a photo service counter and more than 30 merchandise departments, such as apparel and accessories, a garden center, and electronics.
This Walmart location will be open every day from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, you can visit walmart.com.