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Old 12-13-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Hmm. Not sure how I feel about this. I think about that nice looking shopping center just south of Little Five Points, and how much it has done to improve the nearby neighborhood.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:47 PM
 
Location: International Spacestation
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This is awesome news for the Westside! It is also good because a Super Wal-Mart also offers a grocery store.

I hope they make it a two-story plus, urban-planned development...
Those people are going to rip that store to shreads. This means that, Grectching Rd or Old National Hwy may be closing down, being they serve the same types of clients. Interesting news.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:55 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Those people are going to rip that store to shreads. This means that, Grectching Rd or Old National Hwy may be closing down, being they serve the same types of clients. Interesting news.
Is this even necessary?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: 30080
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Is this even necessary?
Nothing will be done about it... as usual
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Those people are going to rip that store to shreads. This means that, Grectching Rd or Old National Hwy may be closing down, being they serve the same types of clients. Interesting news.
I think you meant to say Gresham Road. Both of those locations you mentioned arent even in the same market area of the proposed New Westside Walmart location. Not sure where you're getting your information from but you are totally off base If you think those two locations are in the same target demographic geographically as the Westside Village Location where the new Walmart will be located. http://www.westsidevillagecondos.com/retail/

No comment on your other idiotic statement...not surprised either.

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Old 12-13-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Busy Bee is suppose to move across the street in the new retail development that HJ Russell is developing that will surround WalMart in a much larger space.
Thanks.

Closest Walmart to the Cascade area beside the Thornton Road and Union City one...
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Curious -- where do all the Walmart haters shop? They could be saving a LOT of $$$ ... LOL
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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A Walmart will be an enormous boost for this area, possibly a complete game changer. I understand the objections but come on. How long has it been since this area got big league retail? Look at how Walmart has powered the rejuvenation in Chamblee, Avondale, Howell Mill, etc. These days you ain't nothing until you get a Walmart.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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APD better put a precinct inside with the amount of crime that is about to hit that place.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Smile From the AJC...

From the AJC: Walmart to build store in Vine City *| ajc.com

Main points in Bold

Walmart to build store in Vine City

By Rachel Tobin
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

To understand what a new Walmart would mean to the residents of Vine City, consider this: More than 50 people stood outside in sub-freezing weather Monday to cheer the announcement that the world’s largest retailer is planning a store in the historic Atlanta neighborhood.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed proclaimed an end to the “food desert” in the area defined more by small nail salons and barber shops than big-box retailers.

“It’s a great day for the entire historic Westside community,” Reed said. “At a time when this community needed help … Walmart stepped up.”


A Walmart executive remarked at how good it felt to be wanted in the neighborhood.

“We’re happy to know you want us here. We can feel it,” said Greg Sullivan, a senior vice president for the Southeast division of Walmart, as he looked at the dozens of officials and residents assembled in the cold. “If all goes well, we hope to break ground in the first half of 2011.”

Walmart plans to take the space of a Publix store that closed before Christmas last year.

Vine City residents and the 12,000 students attending schools within the Atlanta University Center were frustrated when the grocery store closed because they were left for few options for buying quality food nearby.

Walmart's interest is welcome news for residents, as well as the site’s owner, H. Jerome Russell, who pursued Walmart for nearly a year. Russell New Urban Development, a division of H.J. Russell and Co., bought the retail center after Publix and several smaller retailers were already open. The Publix closure was difficult for his company, he said.

“A year ago exactly to this day, I was attending public meetings explaining the loss of a store here,” he said. On Monday, he was explaining that Walmart will expand on the 28,000-square-foot footprint left by Publix for a new 80,000-square-foot "supercenter." The store is part of Walmart's new strategy to experiment with smaller format stores.

Ernestine Garey, interim president of the Atlanta Development Authority, believes where Publix failed, Walmart will succeed because of its lower prices and it will have a pharmacy. The Publix that closed didn't have a pharmacy, she said. “That is critical.”

The development was spurred by the ADA, which acquired about 30 acres in 1990. The Publix was built in 2002. The ADA still owns about 4 acres, which it will sell for the larger Walmart store.

The Walmart store will employ up to 150 people, Sullivan said. Nearby streets show signs of economic distress, with boarded up homes.

But there also are signs of life. Brock Built homes is finishing about 60 townhomes selling in the $200,000s in the mixed-used project. And hair care company Bronner Bros. recently got an Atlanta Development Authority grant to give its headquarters a facelift.

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