Say goodbye to Kroger and Publix..there's a new Sheriff in town.
The Kroger on Mid. Tn Blvd and the Publix on S. Rutherford seem to be doing well despite spending several years competing with the Walmart on S Rutherford. It is hard to find a parking space at the Kroger store. Competition is a good thing.
The Kroger on S. Church St is a mad house since Food Lion closed. This new Wal-Mart should help. Publix aint going anywhere.
Is it a bad thing that every time I see another article about the new Walmart(s) on here, I get a little more excited about them? It probably is. But I digress.
I definitely agree with a couple of the comments posted here that the new Walmart in that area will be nothing but a good thing for the S. Church locale. The competition should keep Kroger in check and Publix… well, Publix isn’t going to lose any business. As a store, it provides such a starkly different atmosphere from Walmart and if one feels like going to Publix, they’re still going to go to Publix, regardless if there’s a Walmart next door.
Kudos to the planners for adding the extra traffic lights, though. Murfreesboro has always been a nightmare to traverse due to some pretty bad road planning, but making sure they take care of these intersections is something that should keep the roads moving in the right direction (no pun intended). I’ve seen too many intersections not get traffic lights, turn into nightmares… then get traffic lights later on anyway. So good move on this one.
And I see specific care is taken here to note the type of materials that will be used to surface the building—nice touch on the reporter’s part. Though I’ve not seen too many newer Walmarts that weren’t visually appealing, so this shouldn’t be too much of a concern for most people, I hope.
Either way, I’m definitely very excited to see this new store built!