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New North Augusta Wal-Mart set to open in October

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A new Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Augusta is slated for an October opening date.

Work on a 158,000-square-foot Wal-Mart and adjacent strip center on Edgefield Road, just past Exit 5 of Interstate 20, has been ongoing since last October and will continue into the fall. The development, called Sweetwater Square, spans about 52 acres and has added in recent months three more tenants for the 33,600-square-foot retail center, which is now about 70 percent leased.

The latest businesses named for the project include a Smallcakes cupcakery, Just Beds mattress store and a liquor store, which join Camino Real Mexican Restaurant, Firehouse Subs, State Farm Insurance, Great Clips, a nail salon and a Chinese restaurant as future tenants in the development.

Six store spaces remain available, according to a list provided by Matt Sasser, an executive with Atlanta-based development group Meyers Brothers Properties.

“We’re trying to open all of it towards the last half of October,” Sasser said.

Sweetwater Square also encompasses five 1.3-acre outparcels, two of which are under contract for a sit-down restaurant and full-service car wash, Sasser said.

“That area’s got a lot of fast food, but we’d like to find as many sit-down restaurants as we can,” he said. “We’d love to have a bank.”

The development is a joint venture by Meyers Brothers Properties and Fletcher Bright Co. based in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Wal-Mart Supercenter will serve the northern portion of North Augusta, which already has a Supercenter on Knox Avenue.

The new Wal-Mart will employ about 300 associates and will be slightly smaller than the traditional 182,000-square-foot store. While it won’t have a fuel center, the store will include all other typical departments seen inside a Supercenter.

Another Supercenter store, built to about 148,000 square feet, opened in late March at 3338 Wrightsboro Road in Augusta.

CONFIRMED TENANTS OF SWEETWATER SQUARE

• Wal-Mart Supercenter

• Camino Real Mexican Restaurant

• Chinese restaurant

• Firehouse Subs

• Nail salon

• Smallcakes

• State Farm Insurance

• Great Clips

• Just Beds

• Liquor store

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Pops
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Pops 07/02/14 - 02:44 pm
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Get ready for some

major shoplifting and shortchange scams.......

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/02/14 - 08:51 pm
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North Augusta is on FIRE!!!!

The continued development of the Highway 25 corridor outpaces the growth of peer communities throughtout the MSA. The Walmart center is poised to become the first Edge City outside of Edgefield.

I wonder if we could call this area North North Augusta?

dwb619
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dwb619 07/02/14 - 08:58 pm
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Sweetwater

Well, we call it "Sweetwater".
I don't know what the rennasiance yuppies call it.
I couldn't spell that "r" word.
I do have a rather long list of "ma and pa" owned businesses on this side of the river that I shop with rather than Wal Mart.
What's the MSA?

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/02/14 - 10:00 pm
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@dwb619

I'm not sure what a MSA is... but I saw it on the label inside my hard hat. I keep hearing some of those fellas that are always positive talking about the growth of the MSA. I'm just glad to have a ratchet headgear on my MSA.

dwb619
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dwb619 07/02/14 - 10:08 pm
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MSA

Government speak for Mine Safety Administration.
Wore 'em for 43 years. Don't even wear a watch or socks anymore!

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/02/14 - 10:33 pm
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Glory halleluyer! Walmart is

Glory halleluyer! Walmart is comin'!

Honestly, I'm glad it's opening because it's closer to my house than the other one in NA without having to go through in-town traffic. Of course, that traffic will soon be in-town as well when development kicks in out there due to the extra audience. Sadly, though, I'd be willing to bet that the Chinese restaurant, nail salon, State Farm and liquor store are all just moving from across the street so they're in the newest and best buildings, which will just leave a mostly empty Food Lion shopping center...and then Food Lion probably won't be long for that location either. Just Beds is essentially just moving from another location, too, since their former was taken over by the Belk expansion in NA. Wouldn't be surprised if the Great Clips is coming because the one near Big Lots will be closing. Would love to know what this sit-down restaurant is going to be.

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Gage Creed 07/02/14 - 10:36 pm
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dwb

Heard That!... It was also on that Hog Head I had to wear to keep the zoomies inside that yellow and magenta rope....

Something about winding something and scratching something?

dwb619
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dwb619 07/02/14 - 11:50 pm
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MSA

Could be the company name.
Mine Safety Appliance.
I'm not sure.
Or it could be:
Merriweather/Sweetwater Alliance!

geecheeriverman
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geecheeriverman 07/03/14 - 05:31 am
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MSA

Men's Silly Arguments

TakeAHike
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TakeAHike 07/03/14 - 08:20 am
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Nothing I'd want

Just a bunch of lowend shops that are already over-represented in North Augusta. In fact most of what it offers (Chinese restaurant, sub shop, State Farm, liquor store, nail salon, low end grocery chain) are already across the street. So I'll just get a traffic headache and more crime for nothing. A cupcake shop? That's just silly. I'd get excited if it were a real bakery offering crusty breads and delicate pastries. Or a full service butcher and seafood shop. Or a Trader Joes. Or even a Whole Foods. This whole development is a waste of concrete and asphault. Nothing new here.

Butterman
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Butterman 07/03/14 - 08:38 am
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That Giant Sucking Sound
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You hear is more sales tax revenue being sucked out of Richmond County

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/03/14 - 08:44 am
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@Butterman

As much as I enjoy a good antagonist story to balance out county/norton/man/guy, I highly doubt duplication of the types of stores that are on every other corner in the area are going to be sucking any revenue out of ARC...

Butterman
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Butterman 07/03/14 - 09:38 am
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Cheaper Gas and Sales taxes
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well with cheaper gas and lower sales taxes on the SC side of the river and just a generally more pleasant atmosphere, I can bet you many people make the trek to shop at stores in NA that already exist on the GA side. Deans Bridge Rd Walmart or the New NA walmart.... yeah that's a hard choice

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countyman 07/03/14 - 12:20 pm
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Hilarious!!

Pu239/Gage Creed called Edgefield a edge city lol??

Another person claims a Walmart shopping center will take sales tax away from Richmond County lol.. The same person who continues to bash everything, because he supposedly cares so much about the RC taxpayer..

There's rumors of Walmart coming to Tobacco road anyway... Nobody is going to drive into North Augusta when they built another Walmart on Wrightsboro road..

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gargoyle 07/03/14 - 01:01 pm
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For me it is as convenient to

For me it is as convenient to shop in NAugusta. I started going just for gas and it snowballed to shopping and dinning there.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/03/14 - 01:06 pm
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4,868 stores

Walmart has close to 5,000 stores in the US, another one opening up is not considered news to me. Now if one opens in Vermont...that's different, since they only have 4 statewide.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/03/14 - 08:08 pm
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Factss

county/norton/man/guy?

How can you argue that Edgefield is not an Edge City? It's right there in the name... You naysayers always posting negative-nellie comments about the most important city in the MSA. And to top that off, you don't even live here.

If these non-Aiken county residents just kept their negative comments to themselves..
Everyone knows that statitistcs prove that 4 out every 3 people that buy fuel in Aiken County have Georgia license plates. Not to mention that they all come from the CBD to clog our fireworks stands every holiday!

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/03/14 - 09:00 pm
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Belvedere Clearwater Road Construction

I wonder if that'a a Sprint Metro Market they are building on Belvedere Clearwater Road... I hope not... It takes about 4 years to build one of those

dwb619
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dwb619 07/03/14 - 10:16 pm
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8:08

SHAZAMMMMMMMMMMM!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 07/03/14 - 10:32 pm
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Gage Creed is hilarious. Ha.

Gage Creed is hilarious. Ha.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/06/14 - 01:03 am
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I don't know if anybody's

I don't know if anybody's noticed, but gas ain't much cheaper over here in SC anymore. Certainly not enough to really warrant wasting gas to drive over and save 3 cents a gallon. Just go to Costco, Sam's or Kroger and you'll pay the same or less than you will over here most days. When I moved down here 20 years ago, it was us SC folks driving over to GA to get gas because it was so much cheaper. So which politicians do we blame/thank for where we are now?

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