The store has been open for more than a decade.
The stainless steel depot at Walmart.
Walmart will open its first store in the new Walgreens plaza at the site of the former Stainless Steel depot in San Francisco on Saturday.
It’s the first of two new stores to be built at the new plaza, which is slated to open later this year.
Stain, stainless steel, stainless-steel, depot, depot source Politico article The first store will be built on the corner of San Francisco and Market streets, about two blocks east of the San Francisco Giants ballpark.
“Walmart is building a new facility at the former stainless steel depots,” said Walgreen President Tom Hickey.
In its new plaza the store will offer customers “the convenience of a stainless steel-walled store,” the company said in a news release.
On the surface, the stainless steel band resembles the one worn by the late actress Julia Roberts in the 1997 movie “The Wire,” a film that starred Michelle Pfeiffer and David Simon.
As part of the new development, Walmart is partnering with the San Jose-based company, Aventura, to expand the stainless-steel depot.
With the new store, Walmart hopes to make it easier for its customers to purchase stainless steel and other stainless-nickel products at its locations, which are mostly on the East Coast.
And the company is hoping to lure new shoppers who want to buy stainless steel.
We’re very proud to be the first retailer in the U.S. to partner with Aventurae,” Walgco CEO Peter Smith said in the news release, adding that the new facility will help it “reclaim the stainless metal market.
“Stains and other items are available at Walmart’s stores in California and New York, but the stainless bands are available in Walmart stores in the Philippines and Japan.
At least one other brand of stainless steel prop is currently in the San Diego Walmart.
It’s called the stainless prop by the brand, “Stain-free, Stainless Steel.”
The new stainless-stain steel depot is expected to be operational by the end of the year, according to Walgills news release on Saturday morning.
More stories from San Francisco Bay Area:Walmart to open San Francisco’s first storeThe new store will have about 500 square feet, and the store is expected open sometime in 2020.
This story was updated at 3:05 p.m.