People and cars flocked to Lincoln Avenue and Figueroa Drive Friday morning for the opening of the new Walmart Neighborhood Market.
See a Patch photo gallery of the event here.
See what local officials and customers had to say here.
The store, which has caused more than a few disagreements among residents and businesses about its place in Altadena, is primarily a grocery store that also has a pharmacy.
Store manager Jennifer Gonzales, members of the Altadena Town Council and Altadena Chamber of Commerce and a local pastor expressed their views on the store’s partnership with the community at festivities that began in the parking lot at 7:30 a.m.
Customers crowded near the store entrance, some cheering and clapping at points during the speeches, until the ribbon was cut at 8 a.m.
See video above of Gonzales, Town Council Chair Bernardean Broadous, Town Council member Brent Musson and Altadena Chamber of Commerce President Ed Meyers cutting the ribbon outside the store Friday, signifying its opening.
Check back on Patch for more local reaction from the event.
Have you been to the new Walmart Neighborhood Market yet? If so, what do you think of it?