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Jan
06

Rock Hill Wal-Mart Being Challenged

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A group of upset Rock Hill residents hope a petition signed by more than 350 people will be enough to persuade city officials to stomp out plans for a Walmart neighborhood market at the corner of Celanese and Ebinport roads.

The city’s Planning Commission meets Tuesday night and is expected to vote on whether to allow Walmart to build a 41,000-square-foot grocery store on Celanese Road – one of Rock Hill’s busiest thoroughfares.

Walmart wants to build the market, a company-run gas station and other shops on about 14 acres between Ebinwood and Ebinport roads. The commercial buildings and a 217-space parking lot would face Celanese Road.

The retail giant’s neighborhood market stores focus primarily on grocery sales but include some hardware, pet products and a pharmacy. Walmart is calling the development “Celanese Station.”

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Sep
17

Myrtle Beach to Get Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

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Wal-Mart plans to build its first smaller Neighborhood Market store in the Myrtle Beach area off U.S. 17 Business across from Ocean Lakes Family Campground.

The Neighborhood Market stores, which are much smaller than the massive 182,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenters, aim to make it more convenient for shoppers to snag some groceries, including organic and natural items, or pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy.

The roughly 46,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market store planned for the Myrtle Beach area aims to open in early summer 2014, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg said.

Horry County has approved the site work for the Neighborhood Market near the corner of S.C. 544 and U.S. 17 Business, but building permits haven’t yet been issued, according to David Schwerd, a planner in Horry County’s Planning & Zoning department.

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Dec
16

More Details Released on Columbia’s CBD Wal-Mart

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Twenty-four-hour shopping at Walmart, three junior anchor tenants, up to a dozen smaller shops and restaurants, underground parking, more than 300 bike racks, 774 parking spaces and a stream with pedestrian and bicycle-friendly walkways would be among the features of a proposed shopping center along Assembly Street near downtown Columbia, a developer said Thursday.

If City Council approves the 23-acre project and necessary permits are granted, construction on the $35 million project could begin as early as mid-2013, said Matt Sasser of Bright-Meyers, an Atlanta-based Wal-Mart development partner. The center would be built on the old city-owned Capital City Stadium baseball park and adjoining parcels.

The shopping center could open as early as mid-2014, Sasser said, in sharing site plans for the project with The State newspaper on Thursday.

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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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Aug
23

Wal-Mart Banking On Smaller Formats to Drive U.S. Growth

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The time may have come for Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the ultimate big-box retailer, to shift its focus from superstores to smaller convenience stores in its effort to drive U.S. growth.

Today, the retailer remains in command of the U.S. retail market, in spite of several quarters of less-than-stellar performance in its U.S. division. Yet the Bentonville Behemoth will have to step up its game if it wants to hold onto that position against competitors including Target, the dollar stores and discounters like Kohl’s and TJX Cos. Inc.

Wal-Mart has long been used to dominating the U.S. retail landscape, and the consumers’ shift toward value in recent years has served to strengthen its market-leading image. In July, Wal-Mart had once again claimed the top spot on the National Retail Federation’s Top 100 Retailers list, with more than $307 billion in U.S. sales in 2010 and 4,358 international stores.

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Jul
27

A New, Smaller Wal-Mart for Greenville?

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