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Georgia Tech Is Getting a Walmart

Even though a Walmart isn’t coming to downtown Athens, don’t throw out that “Live Better, Buy Local” sign just yet.

Walmart is opening a tiny cute little store on the Georgia Tech campus in a few months, according to the AJC. It’s 2,500 square feet—a fortieth of the size of the one Selig Enterprises wanted to build here—and will sell groceries and health and beauty products. 

“We have become more flexible in our approach and, at the end of the day, want the store size and merchandise mix to be a reflection of the community,” spokesman Steven Restivo told the Atlanta paper.

Walmart opened a store on the University of Arkansas campus in 2011. In journalism, two’s a trend. How long until the Waltons slap a smiley face on the Tate Center bookstore?