MEDFORD, Ore. — After a year of remodeling, the north Walmart store in Medford is gearing up to re-open.
People have been stopping by all day thinking the Walmart store is open, but that’s not till a couple more days. The hundreds of employees who have been getting the store ready are newly-hired or transfers.
The store originally had about 250 employees but now has 380 at its store. Several associates transferred back from the south Wal-Mart store. The Wal-Mart on Crater Lake Highway is adding about 25 thousand square feet as part of its super-store addition.
Some of the additions include a food and deli section and an expanded outdoor garden section. The store will not have the environmentally friendly additions with the lights like the south-Walmart location.
The Talent Walmart store closed its doors. That building is now home to Brammo an Ashland-based motorcycle company. The closures are especially disappointing for residents who live behind the Talent store.
The grand opening of Walmart is September 11th at 7:30 in the morning. Walmart wants to give back to Southern Oregon by giving donations to local organizations, like ACCESS, Boy Scouts and the Medford Chamber of Commerce.