Many are wondering when Portage's updated Wal-Mart will officially open.  If you've visited the city's west end you've noticed the store appears like it could be open any day now.  Wal-Mart Spokesperson Kevin Groh explains they haven't pinpointed an official date for the opening, however he's hoping to see the store up and running by early January.   In the meantime Groh says staff will be making sure the building is in tip top shape both inside and out. 
He notes the new outlet will feature many enhancements including an automotive service area and a grocery section.  Although Wal-Mart is looking for additional staff to run the new store Groh isn't certain how many people they'll be hiring.