People are still riled up about plans to build a Walmart near Decatur, but it's a different story in West Atlanta.
People in Vine City are more than happy the giant retailer wants to build on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Ground was broken Monday for the 73,000-square-foot store, WABE public broadcasting reported.
“We didn’t come against any opposition at all,” Wal-Mart regional general manager Karen Brewer Edwards told WABE.
Of course, Decatur and Vine City are very different places with different needs. Vine City, for example, doesn't have a nearby grocery store.
“This is a neighborhood that was a food desert,” Atlanta City Councilor Ivory Young said.
Earlier this year, people in for a proposed Walmart.
But around Decatur, there are plenty of people who don't like the idea of a Walmart at Suburban Plaza, saying the increased traffic and congestion will cause problems.
An estimated 100 people marched morning to show their opposition.
To follow up the march, , the group leading the fight, plans to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at North Decatur Presbyterian Church.
On Sunday, March 18, the movie will be shown at Push Push Theater at 121 New St., Decatur.