Thursday, 02 June 2011 20:01

Sam’s next place?

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North Mecklenburg shoppers soon won’t have to travel to Mooresville or Denver to get their Wal-Mart on (see story, Page 1). Talkers haven’t been talking about the chances for a new Wal-Mart to be built in the burgeoning Bryton development in southern Huntersville because, as some town officials have said, it’s flown under the radar for quite awhile now.

Until now, there hasn’t been anywhere to put a Wal-Mart in Huntersville, Cornelius and, heaven forbid, Davidson. That’s largely because, until now, there hasn’t been a suitable location that would dissuade citizens from raising the requisite ruckus every time the word Wal-Mart is mentioned here.

But the planned new Wal-Mart on the southern edge of the mega transit-oriented, mixed-use Bryton is located well away from any current residential neighborhoods and will be a stone’s through from the final leg of I-485. In short, it seems like an ideal location. And Wal-Mart officials, it’s been said, have been very accommodating in meeting the town’s rather stringent architectural standards. 

No community complaints and no significant push-back from Wal-Mart certainly makes it appear that the future of commercial development around these parts is Bryton-ing.

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