May 22, 2024 - News

Walmart reopens store in Vine City neighborhood

Walmart Neighborhood Market in Atlanta

The Walmart in Vine City has been converted from a supercenter to a market. Photo: Kristal Dixon/Axios

After more than a year and a half with the lights out, Walmart's Vine City location has reopened.

Why it matters: The store is one of the few places where Atlanta University Center, Vine City and English Avenue residents can purchase fresh food.

The latest: Walmart converted the former Supercenter space into a neighborhood market concept that includes food, household items, health and beauty products and a pharmacy.

  • The store is 75,000 square feet, which Walmart says is nearly twice as large as its typical markets. It includes an expanded bakery, a full-service deli and space where people can get immunizations and other basic health services.

Catch up quick: Walmart closed the original Vine City store, as well as its Howell Mill Road store, in December 2022 after fires were set inside both places.

  • The Howell Mill store was closed permanently.

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