Walmart’s Neighborhood Market opening in Tucker

6/21/2013, 6:18 a.m.

— Walmart is opening one of its new Neighborhood Markets in Tucker on June 26.

The smaller, mostly grocery store will employ up to 95 part- and full-time associates.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony gets under way at 7:30 a.m. at the store, located at 3201 Norcross Tucker Road, between Pleasantdale and Chamblee Tucker roads.

It joins 250 Neighborhood Market stores nationwide. The first one opened in 1998.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, a number of community groups will get $2,000 in grants from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation.

The 41,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market is about one-quarter the size of a Walmart Supercenter. It will open 24 hours a day and offer pharmacy services along with groceries and fresh produce.

DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis said the county welcomes the new jobs and economic development.

“DeKalb County’s ongoing growth and development relies on companies broadening their economic footprint in our area,” Ellis said.

Store manager Charles Mitchell, who has more than 25 years of grocery experience, began his Walmart career in 2012 as a store manager in Pompano Beach, Fla.

“I look forward to meeting our customers and assisting with their needs,” he said.

On June 29, the store will host a Big Family Welcome from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with face painting, cupcake decorating, and free food samples while supplies last.

For more information, visit www.walmart.com.