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Albany checks out new Walmart

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The big day has finally arrived. The new Albany Walmart store at Clark Avenue and Georgia Highway 300 had its official opening Wednesday morning, and people waited outside for the doors to open.

By 8:30AM, the parking lot was nearly full, and there was even a school bus on the property.

The east Albany location will save shoppers from Worth COunty and points east a trip into Lee COunty, where the Albany market's only other Walmart store is located. That store moved from the mall area of Albany several years ago.

The city has tried to estimate what kind of sales tax revenue the store will also bring, the best they can estimate is it could generate as much as $200,000 for the remainder of this year.

And it's brought good paying jobs. The average wage at Walmart in Georgia for a full time hourly associate is $13 an hour.

 

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