Rumors about this possibility have been circulating for some time, and surveyors have been spotted on the property. Now, the neighbors want to discuss how desirable/undesirable it is from their perspective. Since it is so close to Decatur, City of Decatur residents also have an interest.
Decatur Metro has more info, including the sketch from Selig. Some stores on the NW of the mall would be razed to provide an even bigger area for Wal*Mart than shown in the graphic below. The store would occupy almost all the area, with underground parkng.
My question is why would Wal*Mart want to open another store so close to the big one they opened at the old Avondale Mall, only a couple of miles away? I also thought Wal*Mart had phased out smaller stores.
Ver batim from an e-mail from Fred Boykin, City of Decatur Commissioner: