Walmart Groundbreaking In Vine City

Walmart Groundbreaking

Officials join in the Walmart groundbreaking at the historic Westside Village in Vine City Monday, March 12. They are President of City Council Ceasar Mitchell (from left); Fulton County Commissioner Emma Darnell; Fulton County Commissioner Joan Gardner; Councilmember Ivory Lee Young Jr.; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Karen Brewer-Edwards, a Spelman graduate and manager for Georgia at Walmart; Quincy Springs, Walmart store manager; Jerome Russell, president of H.J. Russell and Co.; his father, Herman Russell, chairman of the Board of Directors for H.J. Russell; and state Rep. Calvin Smyre. The landmark Supercenter will redevelop a site formerly occupied by another major supermarket near the Atlanta University Center and across the street from the old Paschal’s Restaurant. It will help revitalize the economy for the once-thriving commercial district in the Southwest Atlanta area.

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