A grand opening today for the centerpiece of a Southwest Virginia town's move to higher ground.
Grundy celebrated the opening of a new Wal-Mart Supercenter.
The store employs 230 people and is part of a 15 year downtown flood-zone project.
The opening of the Grundy Wal-Mart is just the beginning of the revitalization of a town more known for coal, than commerce.
Floods along the Levisa River and a huge fire in downtown Grundy a few years ago, prompted the move of the town across the river.
Thousands of folks from Buchanan County and nearby communities in West Virginia and Kentucky poured into the new super-center today.
The new Wal-Mart will not be the only store located on the site.
Several new businesses will be opening up underneath Wal-Mart in the very near future, bringing more jobs to Buchanan County.
When it comes to traffic counts, this Wal-Mart is on top of the situation...literally.
This supercenter is the only Wal-Mart in America sitting on top of a two-story parking garage.
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