Sam’s Club will open a new club at 3084 N. Maize Road in Wichita on Thursday, July 17. The grand opening ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. with a ribbon cutting celebration with Mayor Carl Brewer and District Five Councilman Jeff Longwell. Community grants to local nonprofit organizations will also be awarded.
“We are excited to welcome members into this new club, built with the community in mind,” said Club Manager Caleb Shannon. “The Wichita community has been extremely supportive of Sam’s Club over the years and we look forward to continuing that tradition.”
To staff the new Wichita club, Sam’s Club has hired more than 180 new associates. Sam’s Club, and parent company Walmart, gave more than $8 million to non-profits in the state of Kansas in 2013. In that giving spirit, Wichita associates selected several local organizations to receive more than $18,000 in grants, including:
- Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Kansas
- American Legion Post #73
- Camp Quality USA Incorporated
- Kansas Firefighters Museum and Kansas Fallen Firefighter Memorial Inc
- Maize Education Foundation
- Maize South High School Booster Club
- Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc
- Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
- Northwest YMCA of Wichita
The new membership warehouse club will give members and small business owners a new, convenient location to access incredible savings on quality products, including the national and local brands they expect, as well as some unexpected finds. The new club will also feature a variety of members-only amenities, including a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fuel station.Grand Opening Special Events and Savings Sam’s Club will showcase a variety of special events inside the club on opening day including products Atlas Storm Shelters, Kansas City’s IXL Elite Hydration and Cheddar Cheese Wheel Carving. Members will discover savings on a number of outstanding items Grand Opening weekend, including*:
- Hand cut in-club, USDA Choice Ribeye Steak for $7.98/lb
- HP® 15.6” Notebook for $299
- VIZIO 50” Class LED Smart HDTV for $528