New Walmart Planned on Jimmy Carter

Officials hope the development will breathe new life into a troubled shopping center.

A 150,000 square foot Walmart is coming in at the Green’s Corner shopping center on Jimmy Carter Boulevard and Rockbridge Road in the Norcross area. The development will lead to the closing of two nightclubs, which officials say have been problematic. 

“From a redevelopment standpoint, this is the biggest thing I’ve seen in a long time,” said Chuck Warbington, Executive Director of the Gwinnett Village CID, which helped Walmart locate the property, where a K-mart was built in 1983. The K-mart has since closed, and the shopping center has been relatively desolate for years. 

Warbington said that Walmart first looked into a new store in the area three or four years back, but the economy put their search on hold. The hunt for a suitable property picked back up about eight to 12 months ago, with the CID serving as a “funnel” for appropriate properties.

The development will mean tearing down a large portion of the strip mall. Currently, much of the retail space is empty but the movie theatre remains functional. 

Two nightclubs in the shopping center have been a source of consternation with the police and local residents, said Dist. 2 County Commissioner Lynette Howard.  “It has become quite a problem at night,” she said, mentioning that police are often called out to break up fights and such. 

“It will be a huge investment, a huge influx of money,” said Howard. “I’m hoping it will start the ball rolling in the whole area.”

Walmart will also fix up the area behind the strip mall, which has drainage issues. “It looks awful in the back because the drainage has failed in three spots,” said Howard. “Walmart will clean all of this up, which will really help.”

Warbington said that the new store will not be a “Super Walmart” but it will be enhanced to fit the space, including a garden center, retail space and a grocery store. The store will not include an automotive center. 

Warbington said that the only sticking point for neighbors was the possibility of a loud automotive center going in near their homes. Once they learned that this possibility was out, they seem to be excited about bringing new life to the space. 

Walmart hopes to begin construction on the store in the first quarter of next year, with a projected opening in the first quarter of 2013. 

vickie moses May 25, 2012 at 01:18 AM
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Leo June 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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Thurayyaa Mcclendon July 06, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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Paul Strickland July 27, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I would love to work at this new Walmart it is right down the street from my house . Email Me at nawfent@yahoo.com Sorry i don't have a gmail .
Ericka a Mancia August 08, 2012 at 11:42 PM
That will be very nice cause we love the store love
Ella January 25, 2013 at 06:33 AM
I just moved to this area, and there is nothing here but fast food places and 'family dollar' stores. Walmart is badly needed and it will do very well here. And a major store like that will make better and useful businesses wanna open here too.
kimmy February 06, 2013 at 03:50 AM
Great . love walmart please let me know when they arehiring and where..
Latisha Lyons February 19, 2013 at 04:31 PM
I'm also excited about the new walmart being built at the greens corner shopping plaza. I know that it will bring plenty of revenue to that area and also take some away from the small business. I am a former employee of Walmart and would love the opportunity to work with Walmart again . Please email me at Latishal86@yahoo.com
Yousef B. March 28, 2013 at 08:46 PM
I'm very happy that they are building a Walmart closer to my home. I am very interested in working there. My email is bajesyousef@gmail.com.
tahminaz May 15, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Hello, I'd love to have a job opportunity at this new location. I'm looking forward to working any position at any time/day. Please contact my email to stay in touch. Tahminaz1384@yahoo.com Thank you!!
Gabrielle Buxton May 17, 2013 at 07:10 AM
Greetings, I would love a job opportunity at Walmart. Email me at buxton.gabrielle@gmail.com. Thank you
Shauana May 18, 2013 at 03:18 PM
I would love a job opportunity.. My email is punce2005@yahoo.com
Shauana May 18, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I recently moved here,and I'm so happy to know that there is a new Walmart building close to me. I would really appreciate if I can have the opportunity to be apart of the team .
Roxanne Howard May 21, 2013 at 01:01 PM
I would love a job opportunity At the new Walmart location
Stephanie Cardoza May 21, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I`m new to the area and would love the opportunity to join the Walmart team. My e-mail address is cardoza.1@hotmail.com for further instructions on how to apply.
Chevis C Nwokocha May 21, 2013 at 05:30 PM
My name is chiedu Nwokocha im very interested in an oppertunity to join the Wal-Mart Team.. I live in the area and need more info on hiring oppertunities! Chiedu.nwokocha@gmail.com... Thanks!
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Jimmie Pena May 23, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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Diamond Milhouse May 23, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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angela skeens May 27, 2013 at 01:59 AM
Angela Skeens is looking to work at Walmart also I live right down the street. Also and my email address is skeensangela@yahoo.com thank u please email me back
angela skeens May 27, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Angela Skeens is looking to work at Walmart because I live right down the street and I love to work with people and meet people and my email address is Skeensangela@yahoo.com
Lashae May 29, 2013 at 08:44 PM
I moved over here on this side about 4 months ago.This new walmart would be a good thing for me not only cause im right down the street from it but also would like to work there. Email me at lashaecarter26@gmail.com
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