ASHBURN, GA (WALB) - Ashburn shoppers have a brand new place to get some groceries and fill up their gas tanks.
A grand opening was held Wednesday morning for this Walmart Neighborhood Market at the intersection of Highway 112 and Highway 41. People began lining up at 6 to be the first shoppers through the doors.
Employees say the community has been eager for a store like this to open in the city. "There really weren't any other grocery stores or anything in town. So, now they don't have to drive to Tifton or any other," said Bo Carroll, Store Manager. "They can stay right at home and we'll take care of them."
Customers were given Coke and Pepsi products and enjoyed face paintings in celebration. The market, gas station and pharmacy will be open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.