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The Wal-Mart Supercenter In Fort Lauderdale Is Officially Open

Fort Lauderdale’s first Wal-Mart officially opened its doors Wednesday morning. 

Located at 2500 W. Broward Blvd., the Wal-Mart Supercenter encompasses 185,000 square feet of space with a grocery store, pharmacy and vision center. As is the case at all Wal-Mart stores, customers will also be able to take advantage of free in-store pickup for items bought online. 

Before the opening, the nearest Wal-Mart stores to the city were in Pompano Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Sunrise and Davie.

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About 100 people, including Mayor Jack Seiler, gathered at the new store for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The store, which is open 24 hours, seven days a week, will employ 300 full- and part-time associates. 

“We are proud to be a part of the Ft. Lauderdale community,” store manager Anthony Boykins said in a release. “We look forward to opening and providing area residents with Walmart’s everyday low prices in this new year and beyond.”

View photos of the exterior of the new center, below: 

The Wal-Mart Supercenter

The Wal-Mart Supercenter

(Top photo courtesy Wal-Mart Corporate; Bottom photos of Fort Lauderdale store via media representative)