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Walmart comes to town

HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Final preparations are going on at Washington Countys newest Walmart, set to open on Jan. 20. The store is at the intersection of Cornelius Pass and Baseline roads.To prepare for the 7:30 a.m. Jan. 20 grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, employees are putting the final touches on interior aesthetics at the newly constructed Walmart Neighborhood Market on the corner of West Baseline and Cornelius Pass roads in Hillsboro.

Store Manager Kandice Ertman said the newest Walmart in Washington County will also provide several firsts among Pacific Northwest stores.

A few of the features unique to the new store will be:

n A custom pizza bar, where customers can arrange the toppings and crust of a pizza they take home to bake

n An expanded bakery and cake customization service that surpasses what other Walmarts in the area offerHILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Store manager Kandice Ertman says the neighborhood market will offer a few unique features, including a custom pizza bar.

n And a full-service deli and full-service drive-thru pharmacy.

Construction of the new Walmart began late spring 2015.

A family event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, with face painting booths and monster trucks in the parking lot.