Posts tagged with "Walmart"

(PHOTOS) – Suburban Plaza Walmart opens

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 11, 2015

Decaturish reader Chris Billingsley attended the opening of the new Walmart at the Suburban Plaza shopping center this morning, Nov. 11. The redeveloped shopping center, at the intersection of Church Street and North Decatur Road, was developed by Selig Enterprises. It’s expected to employ 300 people and the hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight. While […]

Suburban Plaza update: Walmart, LA Fitness openings

Posted by Dena Mellick October 8, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Walmart and LA Fitness will open this year in the newly-redeveloped Suburban Plaza on Church Street and North Decatur Road. Bill Stogner, Senior Vice President with Selig Enterprises which is developing the retail center, told Decaturish that Walmart will likely open November 11, and LA Fitness will open by December […]

Suburban Plaza Walmart will open in November and employ 300

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2015

The Medlock Area Neighborhood Association met with representatives from Walmart and shared some more details about the project slated for Suburban Plaza. According to Theresa Same, with MANA, the store is expected to open in November of 2015 and employ 300 people. The hours will be 6 a.m. to midnight. “Walmart reserves the right to […]

Walmart and MARTA hosting job fairs this week

Posted by Dena Mellick August 11, 2015

Walmart and MARTA are both hosting job fairs this week. The Suburban Plaza Walmart Superstore, opening in Decatur, is holding a job fair August 12-14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the DeKalb Workforce Development (DWD) building at 774 Jordan Lane, Building #4, Decatur. On the DWD website it says, “Wal-Mart Superstore #3118 is partnering […]

Suburban Lanes closes, Cozy Burger leaving Suburban Plaza

Posted by Dena Mellick May 8, 2015

By Dena Mellick, Associate editor Suburban Lanes Bowling Alley quietly closed its doors Sunday night. Trisha Walker, owner of Suburban Lanes, along with her husband Thomas Walker Jr., confirmed the closing in an email, saying Sunday was their last day of business. The Walkers had petitioned to keep Suburban Lanes in Suburban Plaza, which is […]

Good Growth DeKalb speaks out about appeal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 16, 2013

Good Growth DeKalb held a rally Dec. 13 and announced the filing of an appeal of a judge’s decision to dismiss their lawsuit against DeKalb County. The group is trying to stop the development of a Walmart at Suburban Plaza The group announced the appeal on its website over the weekend. “At issue here is […]

Walmart calls Good Growth DeKalb rally “a shame”

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt December 13, 2013

Good Growth DeKalb is continuing its fight against a Walmart at Suburban Plaza, but a spokesman for Walmart says it’s time for the group to move on. Atlanta INtown reports that the group has filed an appeal of a judge’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed against DeKalb County. The group is also rallying this afternoon, […]


Posted by September 9, 2013

A small patch of brightly-colored signs have sprung up in front of Scott Boulevard Baptist Church. The church sits on the same busy corner as the Selig Enterprises-owned property slated for a Walmart. Protest and legal wrangling have tied up the controversial project for two years. Scott Blvd Baptist is under contract to sell their […]

WalMart weighs in, doubts Good Growth Dekalb will halt Suburban Plaza development

Posted by August 30, 2013

For WalMart, it seemed like the perfect place to put a new store. An urban isthmus of high profile frontage on two busy Decatur crossroads. But after plans to build a Walmart Supercenter at the Selig Enterprises owned Suburban Plaza went pubic in the fall of 2011, grassroots groups such as Good Growth Dekalb have […]

Same Old Song: Do This, Don’t Do That, Can You Read The Sign

Posted by August 28, 2013

Inspired by founder Dan Whisenhunt’s wildly popular sign ratings posts (you place them we face them) and the documentary film Sign Painters, I have been hyper-aware of the barrage of signs competing for our attention. This sign at Medlock Plaza, catty-corner to the Proposed Walmart development is a fine example of how a sign shouldn’t look. […]

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