(Washington), DC News Now — When you first walk into a Walmart store on H Street in northwest DC, things look pretty normal. Cosmetics line the shelves, clothes hang on racks, pharmacies are open.
But in the grocery department it’s a completely different story.
From deli meats to dairy, frozen to fresh fruit, H Street Walmart looks more like a food desert than a grocery store. Several shelves running through part of the store are empty after the refrigerator stopped working.
Virtually anything that requires refrigeration or freezing is either dangerously low in stock or completely out of stock.
Some of the shop’s regulars say it’s been a problem for weeks.
A Walmart spokesperson told DC News Now that the refrigerator problem has been fixed and the shelves will be fully stocked by Monday night (January 9).
“We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers by the refrigeration outage at Walmart located at 99 H St NW. We are actively working to repair the refrigeration system,” the company said.