walmartCity and county officials and representatives from Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets celebrated Jan. 16 the opening of a 41,403-square foot grocery-only store at 1137 Powder Springs Road. Approximately 90 employees have been hired to operate the store, one of the first Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets in Georgia. 

The store is strategically located within one of Marietta’s opportunity zones, which encourage new businesses to locate in the city or existing businesses to expand. When two or more new jobs to the state of Georgia are created, businesses may be eligible to receive $3,500 in state income tax credits for each new job for five years. Marietta has three opportunity zones.
The new store is located within the Bellemeade Shopping Center and replaces a Food Depot that closed in 2011. Most of the existing buildings and businesses that were in the shopping center are still located in the shopping center.
More info: Marietta’s Economic Development Office, 770-794-5717