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Walmart Expected to Bring Positive Impact to the City

A Walmart Neighborhood Market, to be located on Winters Chapel Road in Peachtree Corners, is under construction. It's expected to bring an economic boost to the surrounding community.

The Peachtree Corners residents who live along the Winters Chapel Road area were pleased to learn earlier this year that retail giant Wal-Mart was planning to build in their neighborhood.

A new Neighborhood Market, a fairly new concept for Wal-mart is planned for the shopping center located on Winters Chapel and Peeler roads.

The business will be a grocery store with a pharmacy, not a full-fledged Walmart Super Center, and will replace the Supermo grocery store that vacated the shopping center nearly two years ago.

"We're honored that Walmart has selected Peachtree Corners to establish its latest grocery store concept," said Council member Phil Sadd, who represents the district where the new business is going in.

"Our residents will benefit from Wal-mart's significant investment to establish a highly professional local business within our city's borders."

The company launched its Neigborhood Market concept in 1998 and plans to expand its grocery store model in the next five years.

The stores are about a quarter of the size of a typical Super Center. The Winters Chapel Road store is expected to provide a positive economic impact to the area.

"In an area of our city where revitalization is needed, this project will bring new business development, economic stability and approximately 75-100 new jobs to our community," said Sadd. "Many residents are excited about being able to drive a short distance - and even walk - to shop for their groceries."

The Neighborhood Market is expected to open in June, 2013.

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Charlie Mathers August 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM
And how much planning has gone into solving the resulting gridlock on Winters Chapel Road? Creation of new "high traffic" business is the death of residential communities if adequate infrastructure is not built into the project. Winters Chapel is the only access route to several communities up and down its length, and the traffic on it is already difficult at "rush" hour. I suspect many of the new Walmart's neighbors are not excited at the prospect.
Bob August 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Charlie, I doubt very seriously that placing a Walmart grocery store in this former grocery store location is going to significantly increase the traffic along Winters Chapel Road. However, should Peachtree Corners and Dunwoody approve further changes to this area, then I would hope that some traffic studies would take place. Also, keep in mind that many of the bottlenecks along this road are actually in Sandy Springs and so that city would also need to be consulted.
LK August 30, 2012 at 07:58 PM
When Winn Dixie was there it didn’t cause congestion, and this Walmart looks more like a Winn Dixie type of store, so hopefully traffic won’t be that much worse.

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