A Walmart Neighborhood Market store has opened in St. Bernard Parish.

The 42,000-square-foot grocery store opened Jan. 27 at 2500 Archbishop Hannan Blvd. in Meraux. The store employs 95 workers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Walmart Neighborhood Market to St. Bernard,” said Andrew Jacques, executive director of the St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation. “We are keen on improving the quality of life for our residents, and increasing the shopping options for fresh produce and groceries is paramount in those efforts.”

St. Bernard saw a 70 percent increase in residential construction permits from 2014 to 2015, according to the economic development group.