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Walmart Applies for Land Disturbance Permit

The permit will serve as plans for preliminary work at Suburban Plaza, including demolition and erosion control.

It's just a quick post on the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association blog, so I'll direct you there for the information.

Walmart has officially begun preliminary work in the construction of a new "super" store in Suburban Walmart, according to the blog. DeKalb County Commissioner Kathie Gannon says,

You may have heard that on Friday [June 8] Wal-Mart applied for a land disturbance permit at Suburban Plaza. The engineering staff is reviewing the applicant’s engineering drawings and will provide comments back to the applicant on June 19th. After this initial review and comment meeting, the applicant will have an opportunity to revise their plans and resubmit them for further review and approval.

So, as some residents around the North Decatur/Medlock community fight to stop the development, Walmart and Selig Enterprises, which owns Suburban Plaza, are moving forward.

Here are links to some of our stories to keep you up to date:

John Hodges June 19, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Walmart is not what causes the safety concern!
bulldogger June 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM
John, what is it then that causes "safety concerns"? Your comments lead me to believe you work for Walmart.....
John Hodges June 20, 2012 at 01:34 AM
You are the one that talked about safety concerns, I have none, by the way I don't work for Walmart but I am proud of that company for all they have done for the US. Many thousands of jobs within the company and thousands more for companies that supply them products to sell. In addition for low prices they keep other companies in line on their pricing. Where do you think pricing would be without a Walmart.
bulldogger June 20, 2012 at 01:39 PM
You're probably not elderly then and think you're invincible. Yeah, you know, I enjoy going into a well run Walmart such as the one in Snellville. At Avondale there are always characters standing out front of the store, some actually begging for money. That's not exactly the atmosphere we like to shop in. Also, when Sam Walton started Walmart, the majority of the items stocked were "Made In America", now they're made everywhere but America, mostly China Junk. John, where do you think the unemployment rate would be without Walmart buying all that junk from China........you think we could use some of those jobs here in "America"? BTW, I don't dislike Walmart, only some of their practices. Oh, and another wave is coming......the Walmart Neighborhood Markets......down the road they will be on every corner, replacing our Krogers and Publix's......it's coming, they have the money and the marketing know how......John, your choices of where to buy your food will be fewer and fewer and then where do you think the prices will go?
bulldogger June 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
http://www.ajc.com/business/wal-mart-opens-first-1460880.html

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