Classic Cullman 2017 - Page 76

y’all listen up / Classic Cullman :DOPDUWRQ+LJKZD\ the cullman times a tale of two walmarts By David Palmer It’s not often two Walmart Super Centers put down roots in a city of 15,000. That all changed in 2015, when Cullman welcomed a second Walmart Super Center, doubling the convenience for shoppers while GHPRQVWUDWLQJDZKROHORWRIFRQʏGHQFHLQ the Cullman area’s ability to sustain retail development on a major scale. That faith isn’t borne of speculation. For years, Cullman’s industrial park has been home for one of the retail giant’s massive distribution centers. Decades ago, Walmart ORFDWHGLWVʏUVW&XOOPDQVWRUHLQDPRGHVW strip mall on the south end of town. But no one’s thinking modest now: Walmart’s outgrown every store it’s ever built in Cullman. - 76 classic 2016.indd 76 8/31/2016 10:36:48 AM