Citizens hear plans for 'national grocer' in southeast Raleigh

Posted July 28, 2015 3:06 p.m. EDT

Richard Brown from Kimley Horn was on hand to discuss the new shopping center at this month's Southeast CAC Meeting (Photo by James Borden)

— A site plan case for an undeveloped parcel of land at the intersection of Poole and New Hope roads was presented as a courtesy to the Southeast Citizens Advisory Council during its July meeting earlier this month.

Richard Brown, a representative from Kimley Horn, which designed the site plan drawings for the proposed shopping center, was on hand to provide neighbors with more information about the development.

Brown could not, however, answer the crowd’s most persistent question: Which company will serve as the center’s anchor grocery store?

While many in attendance speculated that the anchor spot would be filled by a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Brown would only say that the project’s developers, WRS, had a “national grocer” in mind. Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets are scaled-down versions of the chain’s traditional outlets that often specialize in grocery items.

On site plan drawings for the project, SP-35-15, which are available through the City of Raleigh, the anchor grocer is identified as a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

Read more: Raleigh Public Record: “National Grocer” Coming to Southeast Raleigh has a content sharing partnership with Raleigh Public Record, a non-profit online news organization focused on coverage of Raleigh and local government.