A new Walmart opens in Oak Cliff

This South Oak Cliff High School Golden Bears hoodie is $20 at the new Oak Cliff Walmart.

This South Oak Cliff High School Golden Bears hoodie is $20 at the new Oak Cliff Walmart. The store donated $2,000 to neighborhood schools and $62,000 to the North Texas Food Bank as part of its opening day celebration.

Attending the opening of a Walmart is like the opening day of baseball for, say, a Chicago Cubs fan. No one actually believes the Cubs can win the pennant, but even if for just one day, there is hope.

A new Walmart Supercenter opened at Interstate 35 and Ledbetter this morning.

“It’s so nice in here,” says Cheryl Haines of south Oak Cliff, who was shoe shopping Wednesday just before lunchtime. “Everything is just so nice.”

Every cash register staffed, every employee friendly and helpful. No shortage of Danskin yoga pants or plain white T-shirts. Free cake and balloon animals. A parking lot free of dirty diapers and birds fighting over a tire-smashed Big Mac.

So will the new Oak Cliff Walmart better than the Dante’s “Inferno” Walmart? On this day, there is hope.


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  • cliffie for life

    So much rest on the shoulders of the store manager. They are the ones who have power to best deal with “bad customers” and too keep his worker bees happy.