New Walmart Set to Open, Manager Tapped

The new Walmart opens in Riverhead next week.

Photo Credit: Walmart
Photo Credit: Walmart
The countdown is on, with the new Walmart on Route 58 in Riverhead set to open its doors on Jan. 15.

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.


pbug56 February 05, 2014 at 01:29 PM
Ah yes, a new slave labor retail center coming.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »