The event that many in the Altadena community anticipated or dreaded happened Friday, as Walmart Neighborhood Market opened to an eager crowd at 8 a.m. on Lincoln and Figueroa.
See what local leaders and customers said at the opening here.
The market carries mainly groceries and also has a pharmacy and provides a ship-to-store ordering option.
A ribbon cutting was preceded by speeches from Altadena officials and Walmart managers and a rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" by three of the store’s employees on a small stage in the parking lot.
See video of the Walmart Neighborhood Market ribbon cutting here.
While , there appeared to be no protest at the store Friday morning.
Opening festivities like giveaways and appearances from characters like the Bimbo Bear will continue throughout the weekend.
Check back on Patch for more local reaction from officials and residents.