ATLANTA — A Walmart store in Vine City that was temporarily closed will reopen, Atlanta city officials confirmed Monday night.
The store is at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said he worked directly with Walmart on the store’s reopening.
“I and my team engaged Walmart directly to ensure this store would reopen. Thank you to Councilmember Byron Amos, my Chief of Staff Odie Donald II and everyone involved to ensure Vine City and the surrounding community have one added layer of food security they deserve while we continue to build a more resilient and sustainable Atlanta,” Dickens said.
City Councilman Byron Amos said the current superstore configuration of the store would be converted to a Neighborhood Market.
“The time frame for the completion of the remodel has yet to be determined. For weeks, the community has stood together in lockstep with a focus on making the entire MLK corridor safer and more accessible. With this confirmation, we can continue the years of dedication and hard work to continue to make that goal a reality,” Amos said.
Elsewhere in the city, Walmart announced it would be closing its Howell Mill Road location.