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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