Walmart Broke Ground on their Newest Supercenter coming to Cascade Road - Did You Know?

On Monday morning Walmart officials broke ground on their newest Supercenter to be built off of Cascade Road.

Walmart has just announced their newest Supercenter's location off of Cascade Road.  On Monday, about 25 people gathered to conduct the official groundbreaking of the site, which is directly across from the Cascade Home Depot.

The store will be a Supercenter, which means it will have everything from groceries to electronics, pharmacy and a bank within it.  The new construction of this store comes on the heals of another Walmart Supercenter that is almost finished being built on Martin Luther King Dr., in Vine City.  Community members in the Vine City area have generally welcomed the new store, and have a special interest in the new jobs it may provide.  On the other hand, this Cascade store seems to have its fair share of opponents.

Mrs. Watkins, who works for Fulton County and is also a resident, has been trying to fight against the building of the Walmart Supercenter off of Cascade, because of its size.  She said that she would prefer to see, "a smaller more community based Walmart, instead of the Supercenter."  While interviewing her, another resident made the comment that many people were unaware that this store was "even coming into the community."

The fact is, that Walmart is here now and that they think the new store will bring roughly 300 jobs.  The other fact is that some residents will be unhappy and feel like they were never told that this development was coming to the community.  This community has most recently been actively fighting the influx of Family Dollar stores, and I am sure as more people hear about this new Walmart store we may see a similar fight occur.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 10,300 retail units under 69 different banners in 27 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

Mara Emeka November 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I don't know about you guys, but the new development is soothing to my ears. The nearest WalMart was off of 20W. I hated driving that far. I agree with everyone's post about WalMart being a better choice than Family Dollar. For goodness sakes, we have like 5 of them in the area. That's just too much. How many do we need? I would also like to see in the near future, some nice quality Hotels. What do you guys think?
Ageorge December 30, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Absolutely agree. And unfortunately, the jobs that Wal-Mart creates aren't ideal. I guess better than nothing, but nonetheless, it is interesting that Buckhead fought and won against Wal-Mart setting up shop. How were they successful and we weren't?
In my community January 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM
Bring it on!!!! Everybody wants to put the southwest community down with the " I dont want!", but you will take your asses out to another community and bombard their streets with your traffic. Shut up, or move the hell out their where you go shop, and let us, in southwest Atlanta, experience a new age era of shopping, down the street from our homes especially when the children in the community have science projects, and can walk to walmart, rather than wait for someone to transport them to Thornton Rd. or further. Let's be for real, it's not all about what "YOU" want. Your getting old,sit down and move out of the way and allow change. If it doesn't work, then you protest, and complain.
Petee January 27, 2013 at 03:51 AM
I agree with "In my community". Because all those who disagree with having Walmart on Cascade, will be bursting down the doors to get in, once it get here. They will not want to go half way cross Ga. to go to another store. So everybody jchill out!
Sandra E Sweeting October 27, 2013 at 07:27 PM
This is like a catch 22 type situation! It's progress in terms of convenience, however there are hefty prices to pay and being paid for the luxury of convenience. With that being said-my motto is to: pay for what you get and by the same token you are supposed to get what you pay for! Meaning just this, we don't want those exuberant prices and inferior merchandise. It's the subtle things that I'm paying attention to just yesterday when I went into the store on Cascade for the first time. The vegan and vegetarian section was not properly stock and had a very slim selection. They're certainly not concerned with the health-consciousness of this particular community and I noticed the prices will necessitate selective shopping. I saw very few,if any, rolled backed prices or bargains through-out the entire store. Was that not supposed to be their rational before extinguishing the mom and pops and backbone of the American-made industry and market? I strongly suggest that we stay and become even more shrewd as educated consumers and don't sleep this retail giants and stay actively alert and aware! Sands Sweets Scents on Cascade


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