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Old 10-04-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Mega Mart is set to open its first U.S. location in metro Atlanta on Oct. 8.
Mega Mart at Gwinnett Place, which offers groceries and family apparel in 150,000 square feet on two levels of Gwinnett Place mall in Duluth, joins 13 other Mega Mart stores across Asia, including 10 in Korea and three in China.

Mega Mart Gwinnett Place opens Oct. 8 - Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:38 PM
 
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Yes!
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Old 10-04-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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Is this similar to walmart supercenters and super target?
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia
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^It's the Korean version.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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Well it's about time! I'm not ready to start waving the flag of victory yet, but along with this and a few other happenings lately, it seems things are starting to return to "normal"...albeit a "new normal".

While we're talking about foreign companies entering the U.S. via Atlanta, this also looks VERY promising:

Foreign diplomats to visit Atlanta for unprecedented tour *| ajc.com

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When the U.S. State Department recently surveyed ambassadors from around the world on which U.S. city they wanted to know more about, their No. 1 pick was overwhelmingly consistent: Atlanta.

"Atlanta just has a wonderful story for us to tell about America," said U.S. Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, the government's chief of protocol who's leading the field trip. "I think people think it's a very cosmopolitan city and there's a growing economic community that [a lot of] foreign investment goes into."

It's Atlanta's business scene that diplomats seem most interested in, Marshall said. On the agenda is breakfast with business leaders at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and visits to Coca-Cola Co. and CNN. Several ambassadors expressed interest in meeting with airline executives while in town, too, she said.
As global economy recovers, Atlanta is going to be in a great position.

P.S. Does anyone else think that Mayor Reed should swing the diplomats around Ben Carter's office and see if he can sweet talk some of them into dropping 200 mil to finish the "Big Orange Hole in the Ground"?
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Old 10-04-2010, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Wow. I lived in Duluth for several years when I was a kid. Back then it was a typical Southern, backwater exurb. I remember Gwinnett Place as being your average, everyday suburban mall (think Ridgedale in MN). Now it's Little Korea! It's really changed. I have to get back there for a visit someday.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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Well it's about time! I'm not ready to start waving the flag of victory yet, but along with this and a few other happenings lately, it seems things are starting to return to "normal"...albeit a "new normal".

While we're talking about foreign companies entering the U.S. via Atlanta, this also looks VERY promising:

Foreign diplomats to visit Atlanta for unprecedented tour *| ajc.com



As global economy recovers, Atlanta is going to be in a great position.

P.S. Does anyone else think that Mayor Reed should swing the diplomats around Ben Carter's office and see if he can sweet talk some of them into dropping 200 mil to finish the "Big Orange Hole in the Ground"?
This is awesome...and good news.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, Georgia
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Any of you invested in real estate near Mega Mart? I am hoping that property values in that area will quickly recover as many wealthy Chicago and NYC Koreans move into the area. I also recently found that NCR, a fortune 500 company moved its headquarters from Ohio to Duluth last November. These are all good signs as we will see more jobs and population growth in the area.
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Any of you invested in real estate near Mega Mart? I am hoping that property values in that area will quickly recover as many wealthy Chicago and NYC Koreans move into the area. I also recently found that NCR, a fortune 500 company moved its headquarters from Ohio to Duluth last November. These are all good signs as we will see more jobs and population growth in the area.
Don't forget that there is almost a pipeline of wealthy Koreans moving in from L.A. also.

This area is on the rebound, and I love that we are the new "it" place for the U.S. Korean community. We are now up to 10 weekly nonstops to Seoul on Korean Air!
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:25 PM
 
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Don't forget that there is almost a pipeline of wealthy Koreans moving in from L.A. also.

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...and New Jersey (though they may considered a part or elements of the NYC contingent).
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