U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:19 PM
 
8,711 posts, read 12,320,992 times
Reputation: 1967

Advertisements

Here are some very helpful maps for everyone participating in this great thread:


http://www.westsidevillagecondos.com/location/

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_l.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_t.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_k.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_m.pdf (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:27 PM
 
8,711 posts, read 12,320,992 times
Reputation: 1967
Some more helpful information:

Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc. (http://www.aucenter.edu/main.php - broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/vine%20city/vc%20part%201.0.pdf (broken link) {from 2004}
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
986 posts, read 2,669,099 times
Reputation: 337
The NPU maps above illustrate the enormous area that the Westside Walmart will target in the immediate area. Their are more areas further South of 20 and West of 75/85 that no doubt will be shopping at the Westside Walmart as well. I knew several people that lived in Capitol View/Ft. McPherson/Oakland City area that shopped at the Publix when It was open. Further south in those areas they only have Wakefields and a few Mom and Pop stores. The only other store in that vicinity would be the Kroger on Cleaveland Avenue.

Also this WalMart will be less than a block from the Ashby Marta Station. Probably the only Walmart that offers direct train access that I know of. That is a HUGE advantage for this store and development going forward.

Last edited by Atlantasfinest; 12-13-2010 at 06:53 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
2,747 posts, read 3,118,459 times
Reputation: 911
I haven't walked over there from school lately but last time, I went to the Busy Bee, the lot by the Condos was still empty.

Do they still have tenants in the shopping center besides Suntrust?

Looking from the air ( Bing Maps= )

I don't see how they can do it with the townhouses in the back unless the lot to the left of the parking lot is used for the Wal Mart and everything else is repositioned and the Publix is torn down for the next phase of the development?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:38 PM
 
1,667 posts, read 1,503,555 times
Reputation: 485
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandyWatson13 View Post
Yeah, they can't wait to walk across the street to get robbed on the way back

So all the students from spelman morehouse and Clark are going to get robbed? Since you said They.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:44 PM
 
229 posts, read 488,323 times
Reputation: 120
Wal Mart will hire workers for $7.80 ph, work them less than 30 hrs per week, no benefits and consequently they will be applying for food stamps. WM is one of the WORST employers in the world to work for. How about a living wage of at least $9.00 ph ??? They can well afford it.

As far as the neighborhood goes I'd rather see an Aldi's, Food Depot, Food Lion, Kroger even Publix and then add a KMart, anybody but WM. I hate them with a passion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
8,362 posts, read 6,697,371 times
Reputation: 5259
INTERESTING FACT: Tuskegee, AL is one of only 11 towns in America where Walmart has failed -- they opened a store there in 1981 and, less than a year later, shut the place down, bordered up the windows and abandoned the building. The reason? They couldn't eliminate employee theft. The situations in Tuskegee, AL and the area around the AUC are strikingly similar: Though one is very rural and the other very urban, both are home to world-renowned African-American universities surrounded by horrific crime, abject poverty and almost no other retail options.

For Walmart to succeed in SW Atlanta, it is going to have to figure out how NOT to repeat the mistakes of Tuskegee. But then, Tuskegee is not Atlanta. I sure hope Walmart has done their homework on this.

The local economic impact of Wal-Mart - Google Books
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:59 PM
 
8,711 posts, read 12,320,992 times
Reputation: 1967
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlantasfinest View Post
The NPU maps above illustrate the enormous area that the Westside Walmart will target in the immediate area. [There] are more areas further South of 20 and West of 75/85 that no doubt will be shopping at the Westside Walmart as well. I knew several people that lived in Capitol View/Ft. McPherson/Oakland City area that shopped at the Publix when It was open. Further south in those areas they only have Wakefields and a few Mom and Pop stores. The only other store in that vicinity would be the Kroger on Cleaveland Avenue.

Also this WalMart will be less than a block from the Ashby Marta Station. Probably the only Walmart that offers direct train access that I know of. That is a HUGE advantage for this store and development going forward.
And here are some maps for these areas:

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_v.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_x.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_s.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_j.pdf (broken link)

http://www.atlantaga.gov/client_resources/government/planning/npu%20system/maps/npu_i.pdf (broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 07:01 PM
 
8,711 posts, read 12,320,992 times
Reputation: 1967
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atlantasfinest View Post
...
Also this WalMart will be less than a block from the Ashby Marta Station. Probably the only Walmart that offers direct train access that I know of. That is a HUGE advantage for this store and development going forward.
I think the Chamblee Wal-Mart is decently accessible to the Chamblee MARTA station...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-13-2010, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
986 posts, read 2,669,099 times
Reputation: 337
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newsboy View Post
INTERESTING FACT: Tuskegee, AL is one of only 11 towns in America where Walmart has failed -- they opened a store there in 1981 and, less than a year later, shut the place down, bordered up the windows and abandoned the building. The reason? They couldn't eliminate employee theft. The situations in Tuskegee, AL and the area around the AUC are strikingly similar: Though one is very rural and the other very urban, both are home to world-renowned African-American universities surrounded by horrific crime, abject poverty and almost no other retail options.

For Walmart to succeed in SW Atlanta, it is going to have to figure out how NOT to repeat the mistakes of Tuskegee. But then, Tuskegee is not Atlanta. I sure hope Walmart has done their homework on this.

The local economic impact of Wal-Mart - Google Books
These areas arent similiar at all and neither are the cases with regard to demographic. Tuskegee had a student population of no more than 2K students If that at the time. The AUC has over 12K and is located in the defacto Capital of the American South...Atlanta. Not to mention tons of families, singles in the area and young professionals who have a need for this store.

This store and development is perfectly situated in between NW/SW close to alot of happening areas. Downtown Atlanta is less than a mile away and Castleberry Hill and The West End are popular neighborhoods close by. I'm putting my money on WalMart and I believe they have done plenty of market research to make this happen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top