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As Crestwood Walmart nears completion, neighborhood preps for big box shopping

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The manager at Crestwood Grocery Outlet says they have nothing to worry about. The manager at Crestwood Grocery Outlet says they have nothing to worry about.
"They do their thing we do ours. We know the community. We know people by their name." "They do their thing we do ours. We know the community. We know people by their name."
Empty shelves and no one in line, it’s not your typical Walmart scene. Empty shelves and no one in line, it’s not your typical Walmart scene.
Store officials say people in Crestwood will be packing the house in no time. Store officials say people in Crestwood will be packing the house in no time.
What they've got left is more just kind of the detailed work, stuff that's not going to inconvenience us while we're in here getting the store ready.” What they've got left is more just kind of the detailed work, stuff that's not going to inconvenience us while we're in here getting the store ready.”

CRESTWOOD, Ky. (WDRB) -- Checking the prices and stocking the shelves, after more than two years of planning, the new Crestwood Walmart is finally coming to life.

“Construction’s pretty much done at this point. What they've got left is more just kind of the detailed work, stuff that's not going to inconvenience us while we're in here getting the store ready,” said store manager Jon Shain.

Most Crestwood residents travel to Louisville or LaGrange to shop at a big box store. So Crestwood Mayor Dennis Deibel said there are many reasons to celebrate this new Walmart. 

“Up to 300 jobs, many of those will be local people and then the economic impact from the tax base. They've invested more than in the vicinity of 10 million dollars in the Crestwood community,” said Deibel.

Although not everyone is thrilled about the new business on the block.

When the project was first announced, some local store owners feared they'd lose customers and have to close up shop.

But the manager at Crestwood Grocery Outlet says they have nothing to worry about.

“We have two completely different type of operations. They do their thing we do ours. We know the community. We know people by their name.  We know their children,” said Jim Broaddus. “It actually may help us because it may bring more people into the community. There's enough here to share.”

Empty shelves and no one in line, it’s not your typical Walmart scene.

But store officials say people in Crestwood will be packing the house in no time.

The grand opening is set for mid-March.

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