Saturday, March 10, 2012
Good Growth DeKalb opposes construction of the big box store at Suburban Plaza.
About 60 people marched from Suburban Plaza to downtown Decatur Saturday morning to show their opposition to a proposed Walmart. The march was organized by Good Growth DeKalb, a citizens group that formed after Selig Enterprises announced renovation plans for Suburban Plaza shopping center that include construction of a Super Walmart. The "outreach walk" started at 10 a.m. Saturday at Suburban Plaza, located just outside the Decatur city limits in unincorporated DeKalb County. The marchers, including a handful of musicians and somebody dressed as a gorilla, went down Church Street, spent about 15 minutes at the Marta plaza near the Decatur Square and headed west on Ponce de Leon Avenue. Selig Enterprises has obtained all the necessary …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Good Growth DeKalb supporters will walk from Suburban Plaza down Church Street.
Good Growth DeKalb, a citizens' group, plans to walk down Church Street into Decatur Saturday morning to raise awareness of developers' plans to build a Walmart at Suburban Plaza. The "outreach walk" will start at 10 a.m. near the fabric store at Suburban Plaza, the aging shopping center located just outside the Decatur city limits. Good Growth DeKalb says rides will be provided back to the shopping center at noon. Selig Enterprises wants to renovate Suburban Plaza and build a Super Walmart on the site. The project already has the proper zoning and other forms of governmental approval. But some people who live around the shopping center oppose the Walmart, saying it will bring traffic and congestion to the neighborhood. Other people …
Friday, February 24, 2012
About 200 local residents gathered in North Decatur last night to voice concern and frustration with the forthcoming construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Louise Runyon, an organizer with the group fighting construction of a Walmart at Suburban Plaza, explains the group's positions.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The attorneys were involved in a failed community fight, including several lawsuits, against a Walmart that opened near Savannah in 2004.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Good Growth DeKalb has called the meeting.
Friday, February 3, 2012
In two weeks, Good Growth DeKalb managed to raise more than $4,000 to hire lawyers to investigate a case against Selig Enterprises and Walmart, which seeks to build a Supercenter in Suburban Plaza.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Good Growth DeKalb, which is fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza, has met with attorneys and is raising money to explore a legal fight against the international retailer and Selig Enterprises.
A group of local residents fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter inside North Decatur's Suburban Plaza is consulting attorneys about a possible legal fight against the international retailer and is raising money to pay for it. About 20 residents showed up to a Tuesday evening meeting of the newly named Good Growth DeKalb at North Decatur Presbyterian Church to discuss their continued fight against Walmart and Selig Enterprises, the local development company that owns the beleaguered shopping center where it will be built. Over the holidays, members of the group met with two sets of attorneys to get an idea of what it would cost, first, to find out if there is a legal angle to prevent Walmart from building and, second, what it …