Oct
20

Wal-Mart Express Coming to Downtown Columbia?

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Columbia City Council has sold the Capital City Stadium on Assembly Street to an Atlanta-based development firm with strong ties to Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Bright-Meyers LLC will pay $1 million for the 5.97 acres next to the Olympia neighborhood. That same company also has plans to buy land around the stadium, including the parking lot owned by SCANA, according to several city officials. A SCANA spokeswoman declined to identify the buyer because the sale is not final.

The contract for the stadium was contingent upon two things: the sale of the adjacent land and zoning that would allow a shopping center.

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