Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A month after the groundbreaking ceremony, crews are clearing the land for the new 150,000 square foot store.
Walmart on Memorial Drive is on its way. Crews are clearing the land to make way for the 150,000 square foot store. Watch the video of the work now taking place and hear details about the location. You may also enjoy reading: Walmart: Do You Love Them or Hate Them? Walmart Build Could Begin Within a Month
Friday, July 27, 2012
The groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday for the store coming to Memorial Drive and N. Hairston Road.
Construction of the new Walmart on Memorial Drive and N. Hairston Road could start within a month, a spokesman said at Friday's groundbreaking ceremony. Glen Wilkins said the 150,000 square foot store, which will be similar to but smaller than the one on Memorial and Columbia, is slated to open in the second quarter of 2013. It will create 250 full and part-time jobs, he said. In addition to Walmart reps, local business and community leaders, commissioners Sharon Barnes Sutton, Stan Watson and Larry Johnson and DeKalb County Superior Court clerk Debra DeBerry attended the ceremony. "We've waited so long for revitalization to start on Memorial Drive, and this is just the beginning," Barnes Sutton said. Nick Goebeler, of the Memorial Drive …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Proposed super center's next stop is DeKalb Board of Commissioners Jan. 24
The DeKalb County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved Walmart's proposed super center for Memorial Drive near N. Hairston Road. The commission's nod comes with conditions, including a right-in, right-out triangle at Kenilworth Drive, so drivers aren't tempted to go through the Kenilworth Estates community, which is across from a proposed store entrance on N. Hairston. Walmart has agreed to foot the bill for the triangle; company spokesman Glen Wilkins did not have cost estimates for the structure immediately available Tuesday night. Also, a privacy fence will also go up on Lauren Parkway, behind the approximately 150,000 square foot proposed store. With approval from the community council last month and Tuesday's thumbs-up from the …