Corner’s transformation begins

Photo courtesy of the city of Southgate

Photo courtesy of the city of Southgate


Officials gathered Sept. 16 to break ground for a new Walmart store at the northwest corner of Dix-Toledo and Eureka roads. Among them are Glen Pelot (left) of Broder & Sachse Real Estate Management of Birmingham, the property’s managers; John Enos of city planning consultants Carlisle Wortman; city Building Director Bob Casanova; George Campbell Jr., vice president of American Resurgens Management Corp., representing the property owners; Mayor Joseph Kuspa; Fire Chief Douglas Gildner; police Lt. Edward Sukel; Councilwoman Karen George; Councilman Dale Zamecki; and City Engineer Mark Gaworecki. Demolition is expected to begin Friday. Kuspa said the general contractor recently told city officials that his contract calls for completion by July 29, 2011, including the building, landscaping and signage. Walmart officials told the mayor it should take about six weeks after that to populate the store, and that it should be operational by mid-September. “What we’re going to see is activity in an area that has been vacant for a long time,” Kuspa said. “It’ll be a real rejuvenation of our main commercial corridor.”

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