Walmart celebrates Grand Re-Opening with donations to local charities

The Walmart Supercenter department store located at 220 South Highway 97 in Sand Springs held a Grand Re-Opening ceremony Friday morning to celebrate a recent remodel.

The three-month renovation project updated the floors, paint, signage and layout of several departments. The store remained open throughout the project.

A non-emergency veterinary clinic will soon open inside the store, which also includes SmartStyle Hair Salon, Arvest Bank, McDonald's, Regal Nails Salon & Spa, and Jackson Hewitt Tax Service. 

Walmart presented donations to three local nonprofits as part of the celebration, namely $2,500 to DaySpring Villa, $2,000 to Light of Hope, and $2,500 to the Tulsa Boys' Home.

DaySpring Villa provides shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence or sex trafficking. Light of Hope assists families and individuals struggling with addiction. The Tulsa Boys' Home is a shelter and school for wards of the State and drug-addicted minors.

Walmart first opened at its current location in 2003, and was surrounded by a new shopping center, Charlie's Chicken, Rib Crib, and many other businesses within a few short years.

The area surrounding Walmart is seeing a boom in recent years with the development of the River West and Sheffield Crossing commercial sites nearby. The $10.7 million Billie A. Hall Public Safety Center is currently under construction just across the street from Wal-Mart.