According to an e-mail from Big Lots customer care department to Patch, its store at 6150 Covington Highway in Lithonia is set to close this week, on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The communication reads:
Thank you for contacting Big Lots. We currently show that store closing effective 1/15/2013. Let us know if you have any questions.
Patch first inquired with the company's marketing department about the Lithonia store closing but was instructed to send questions to the customer care department.
Walmart wants to raze the building and construct its grocery-only concept, Neighborhood Market, in its place.
Bill Wertz, a Walmart spokesman, told Patch that there's no date yet for construction to start on the Neighborhood Market, but the company hopes to start the bidding process in April.
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