Once completed the store will offer around 15,000 items for shoppers to choose from. The Wal-Mart Express will also offer a gas station, pharmacy, and check cashing kiosk.
"I don't believe that this is just for the citizens of Ashford just within the corporate city limits. I believe that this is for people who are outside of the city limits of Ashford who would love a convenient opportunity to shop that's close to home," said Mayor Grecu.
The new store will provide the community with 20 to 30 new jobs. Grecu said he hopes this is just the beginning of expansion for the city of Ashford.