Walmart announced a new store manager for the site; Craig Winkler will oversee approximately 300 associates, including 85 new hires.
The store is slated to open at 7 a.m. in its new location.
Winkler has been a Walmart employee for 18 years. He began his Walmart career as an hourly department manager in sporting goods at the Centereach store and moved his way up to become store manager five years ago. Originally from Port Jeff Station, he is actively involved in fundraisers for the local fire and police departments.
“I’m proud to be a part of a team that is strengthening our local economy by bringing more jobs with great career opportunities to the area,” said Winkler. “I am looking forward to showing area residents our new store and all it has to offer – including convenience and savings for their everyday shopping needs.”
The store, sited at 1890 Old Country, relocated from its former location in Riverhead at 765 Old Country Road.
The new store will include an expanded line of groceries and an assortment of general merchandise.