Photos, text from Breakfast with the Mayor

Mayor A.J. Holloway likes to provide “inside scoops” at the Breakfast with the Mayor gatherings, and today’s audience at the IP Casino Resort Spa was given a firsthand preview of the new Walmart Supercenter opening in west Biloxi.

Holloway introduced store manager Michael McDavid, who with Market Manager Brian Thomas told the Biloxi Chamber audience that:

— The new store, which will be on C.T. Switzer Sr. Drive, will include a drive-through pharmacy, a first for Walmart in south Mississippi.

— The 156,000-square foot store also features a full line of groceries, deli, bakery and a wide assortment of products and services in a new, easy-to-shop layout.

— The store will have about 300 employees, which includes about 85 new positions created by the relocation.

— The Pass Road store will close Tuesday evening, April 10, and Walmart will open the new store at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. The public is invited to attend the ceremony or stop by the new store throughout the day to enjoy the family-oriented festivities.

Photos: To see more than 80 photos from this morning’s gathering,
click here.

Text: To see the prepared text of the mayor’s comments, click here.