Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

Breaking News

February 4, 2014

Wal-Mart Pharmacy, Vision Center repoened

Knoxville — A Wal-Mart spokesperson says that the pharmacy and vision center at the store have reopened, but it may take another week to reopen the entire store. 

Dianna Gee with Wal-Mart said these two sections of the store were not impacted by the soot. The Wal-Mart disaster recovery team is working with contractors and the local team to get the store cleaned and ready to reopen. 

Gee was unsure whether or not every piece of merchandise at the store would need to be replaced, but she believes that a large percentage of them would require replacement. 

There was no physical damage to the building. Only smoke damage occurred. Wal-Mart is cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation. As we've reported, two juveniles are in custody and facing arson charges in relation to this incident. 

Gee added that the company is grateful to law enforcement and the fire department for their quick response to the fire. She also praised associate Pat Gorman from Sporting Goods, who used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire initially. 

In closing, Gee said the company apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience. The company is working as quickly as possible to reopen. 

Text Only
Breaking News
AP Video
Obama Offers Condolences at Dutch Embassy Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die WWII Vet Gets Medals, 70 Years Late Weather Gives Washington Firefighters Hope Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message $5M Bond Set for Teens in Homeless Killings New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Obama Calls for Immediate Access to Crash Site Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal Shark Sightings a Big Catch for Cape Tourism Native American Teens Get Taste of College
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Upon completion and reopening of Third Street, should the City of Knoxville wait to start the next stage of the Streetscape and Infrastructure project until 2015?

     View Results