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Suburban Plaza Walmart Construction to Begin in Early 2013

Selig Enterprises has secured all necessary permits as well.

Selig Enterprises has acquired all necessary permits to begin construction of a new Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza early next year.

The shopping center is undergoing an overall renovation with the Walmart serving as the centerpiece. A number of retailers have already departed the shopping center in anticipation of the renovation and have been let out of their leases without penalty, according to the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association.

The association's zoning committee also included more information in their update this week, including:

• Maggie Monastesse, the owner of Decatur Estate & Wayback Antique (and longtime tenant at Suburban Plaza), reports that they have secured a site for their store at 2272 Lawrenceville Highway. This is the location of the old Jake's Toadhouse, across from Home Depot and next to O'Reilley Auto Parts. The new location is a bit bigger than the current space and Maggie says they are very excited and happy that after 20+ years in the community, purchasing this property means they can set roots and stay local for many years to come. They plan to open in Spring 2013.

Read the full post for more information.

Good Growth DeKalb claims to be still be determined to stop Selig and Walmart. The group told supporters earlier this month they plan to file a lawsuit against the development.

Terry Smith December 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM
May the 7 plagues visit upon Walmart and all their heirs.
Norman December 14, 2012 at 02:07 PM
May the new Walmart and all the other stores that will come and ride its coat tails creating the "NEW" Suburban Plaza bring jobs and prosperity back to a blighted part of DeKalb Co. Bring on the bulldozers!!!
BurningBridges December 14, 2012 at 05:02 PM
@Jonathan - Now, if Jake's were actually a 'Toadhouse' I would have had to stop in and find out what it was all about. @Norman - I have to agree with you. Walmart isn't my favorite place, but at least someone is stepping up to help this shopping center, which is in a slow but inexorable decay. I remember going to Belk's as a kid and getting shoes over at Florsheim. (or was it Thomson, Boland & Lee?) Anyway, they had that Red Goose Shoes bird that laid the plastic "golden eggs"... We may not ever have those unique stores again, but it's better than a boarded up strip mall.
Mrs. Calvert's Gluten-Free December 16, 2012 at 12:38 AM
I agree with Norman and BurningBridges. I don't really shop at Wal-Mart that often and having one across the street isn't going to change that. I am excited to see what else comes along in the shopping center, though. I'm even considering, if my Christmas Season goes well, opening up a location for my Gluten-Free Bakery there if possible...
LParham January 28, 2013 at 02:33 PM
If we examine the landscape around other Walmarts in the country, I don't think we will find a view of wonderful independent and unique shops alongside the super enter box. This odd couple of retail is rare if at all existent.

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