Chairman Monestime attends Walmart grand opening
(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime attended the grand opening today of the new and long-anticipated Northside Miami Walmart, a project that was 11 years in the making and will contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood.
Conveniently located at 3200 NW. 79th St., the new store, which will create more than 300 new jobs, is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will provide Northside residents with low prices on a broad assortment of groceries and merchandise, along with a full service pharmacy.
The new Walmart is a linchpin in the ongoing revitalization of the 79th Street corridor, which began with the creation of the 79th Street Community Redevelopment Agency in 2011 and has seen the overhaul of the Northside Shopping Center, the new Regency Point affordable housing complex and the ongoing Northside Transit Village housing project.
“Today, we are witnessing the beginning of the transformation of the 79th Street Corridor,” Chairman Monestime said at the ceremony. “This new Walmart will create hundreds of new jobs while giving a major boost to the revitalization of this area.”
The grand opening celebration featured $6,000 in grants presentations from Walmart to local community groups, including Miami Central Senior High, Miami Dade College, and Miami Northside Optimist.
The new store will host a Big Family Welcome on Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon to 3 p.m., featuring fun family activities and free food samples while supplies last, as well as a chance to meet store manager Frank Medina, who began his Walmart career in 2011 as a shift manager.