The new Walmart Supercentre is now open at Metropolis at Metrotown

There’s a new Walmart Supercentre in Burnaby – and it opened today.

Walmart announced Thursday that it has officially opened its latest supercentre, located at Metropolis at Metrotown. The 118,000-square-foot store is only the second Walmart to open in Burnaby (the other is at Lougheed Town Centre), and it is a full service store offering produce, groceries, clothing, electronics, home and health and wellness products. There’s also a pharmacy and photo centre on site, according to a press release.

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Walmart took over the location in the southeast corner of the Metrotown mall, facing Central Boulevard after Target Canada closed in 2015.

“With today’s grand opening, Burnaby residents now have greater access to quality, fresh groceries, an improved grocery shopping experience and even more shopping convenience,” said store manager Farid Fazeli, in the release. “We are so excited to celebrate this momentous occasion with our customers and associates.”

To celebrate the new supercentre, Walmart is hosting a party on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents are invited to attend and there’ll family activities, free food and more.

The retail giant has also donated $6,000 to local community groups, including Burnaby school district, Burnaby Community Services Society, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Burnaby Neighbourhood House, The Greater Vancouver Food Bank and Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC.

The new supercentre employs about 250 people.

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