New Wal-Mart Supercenter Opens Doors

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Friday, January 19 2007 Jan 19, 2007 Friday, January 19, 2007 8:53:23 PM CST January 19, 2007 in News
A new wal-mart supercenter in columbia opened its doors today. The new supercenter is located a few blocks east of the old store. Komu's adam liebman joins us live from the old wal-mart parking lot. Adam, how's it looking out there? Right now this parking lot is pretty empty. Many shoppers know this wal-mart is closed. If they don't, there's two big signs to remind them the new supercenter is open.It didn't take long for wal-mart to close its old location.This morning, the signs were taken down and painted over.All that's left now is an empty building.Some nearby businesses say they plan to follow the leader, and move to the new location."We decided that we're going to jump ship with them and move over there to the same plaza, that super Wal-Mart plaza," Joe Coleman, GNC employee.Coleman says in the past couple months, business has slowed down. The store is projecting sales to increase by more than 20 percent once they move just a couple blocks down the road. But not all businesses have the same reaction to wal-mart leaving. Some say they plan to stay at rock bridge plaza.

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