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Suburban Plaza Walmart Protestors Still Considering Legal Challenge?

A Good Growth DeKalb representative said this week the group could still challenge an incoming Walmart Supercenter "with whatever legal means we can find."

Good Growth DeKalb, a local group fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza, said this week they're still considering a legal battle against the developers and the international retailer. 

The group has but has focused on protesting the store construction several times in front of Suburban Plaza over the spring and summer. Their final protest is scheduled for 5pm, Friday, Aug. 10.

But Robert Blondeau, one of the group's activists, told Neighbor Newspapers this week a legal challenge remains on the table.

From the story:

“Selig has their position — there will be a Walmart,” said Blondeau. “And we have our position … we will continue to fight with whatever legal means we can find. Selig is largely concerned with financial considerations, not the community … It’s interested in creating just another strip mall that does not reflect the character of Decatur’s popular and successful development model.”

Check out the rest of the story for more information.

Here are a number of stories regarding the group's legal efforts:

dianne joy August 04, 2012 at 11:57 AM
This group has lost perspective. I hope they re-think wasting money on lawsuits and put it toward creating more green spaces or buyinf the Ford property or reviving the many unsightly strip malls that already exist. Suburban plaza will never have the ambiaNce of downtown Decatur. The idea that small restaurants and gift shops should take over the area is unrealistic. People don't have money for that kind of start-up businesses. Suburban is an unsightly strip mall. I still think the residents will be pleased when walmart is completed. Again, I ask, go look at the Chamblee walmart and it is the most attractive and vibrant retail area in the area. The other selig property (I believe) is the costco plaza.I think the area has lucked out to have a responsible developer WANT to do something with that area.
Sally August 04, 2012 at 01:03 PM
You are so right Dianne. What a waste of energy and money from this group. If they would funnel that energy into something positive instead of tearing something down just think what a beautiful community the area could become. So sad.
Mack Hawkins August 05, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Amen!

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