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Walmart Heads To Holly Springs

The Arkansas-based business will start construction in spring 2013.

One of the world's biggest companies will build its fourth store in Cherokee County. 

Walmart plans to build a 180,000-square-feet store and fuel center along Holly Springs Parkway near Interstate 575 at Exit 14. City Manager Rob Logan said the store will be located on the west side of Holly Springs Parkway, north of Pinecrest Road, and will be bordered by I-575 on the west.

The site, which is 30 acres, will also contain 30,000 square feet of retail space for businesses and additional stores, according to a press release from the city. Construction on the space will begin in spring 2013 and the facility could open sometime in 2014. Between 250 and 300 jobs are expected to come to the area.

"This is a very exciting announcement for our community," Mayor Tim Downing said in a statement. "Not only will it bring badly-needed jobs, but it will spur additional investment in nearby businesses." 

The store will have its traditional line-up of items to offer customers, including general merchandise, groceries stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, a bakery and deli, a pharmacy and a section on health-related products.

"Walmart has been a fixture in Georgia for over 30 years and is consistently recognized as a valued community partner," Downing continued. "The store will provide residents with an affordable and convenient place to shop and will be wildly popular. The timing of this project is perfectly timed and we are happy to welcome Walmart as our neighbor."

Walmart has three locations in Cherokee County: Bells Ferry Road in Towne Lake, on Highway 92 in Woodstock and on Ball Ground Highway in Canton.

Holly Springs Resident November 26, 2012 at 01:39 AM
To all of you wanting bike trails & bird sanctuary's, Buy the property yourself and build it nobody's stopping you. And start attending your local counsel meetings and county commission meeting`s. This has been in the works for a very long time, Wal-mart does not just buy a piece of property without studying the where, why and how.
OldishGeezer March 26, 2013 at 01:54 PM
This is fantastic! I love seeing new construction. It fills my heart with Joy. Seeing the economy growing, people getting steady work, willing to shop (and can) a little more. This coming from someone who was laid off and couldn't get hired for any legal job for almost two years (and being a single Mom, head of house hold). Thats' right I do have morals. So THANK YOU WALMART! And yes this is effecting me directly, for the ground breaking is helping me directly in my new career.
OldishGeezer March 26, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Birds live where they wish, they don't have to have credit checks, down payment or a job to "move in". People do.
Concerned about Cherokee June 04, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Why doesn't the county (Cherokee County) start working on bringing in big business to the unincorporated areas of the county. I know all the county commissioners and they all could take lessions from all the cities. The cities are growing by leaps and bounds while the county is sitting on their hands, collecting an inflated salary....
Ren H June 08, 2013 at 02:58 PM
With all the other new developments out here I think most will be happy there is another Walmart a little closer. I know I will be. That six mile hike to the other Walmart cost me extra money in gas which is expensive. As the traffic increases getting to the other Walmart gets harder and more dangerous. I welcome being able to run to the store easily, not to mention all the jobs it will create. A lot want to complain about low paying jobs but they are the jobs that keep families from having to combines multiple families into a single family home and provide more tax payers. No matter how you look at it, you are not very bright if you don't believe this helps our economy. I watched development come to a halt out here which was sad. This is very exciting movement.

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