For well over a year, several communities in Southeast Atlanta waged a battle against a big-box development largely believed to be Walmart.
But the developer behind the project has news: Walmart is out, and Kroger is in.
Jeff Fuqua, of Fuqua Development, has long said a major retailer was critical to the project that he and partner Heather Correa are building on Glenwood Avenue near Grant Park.
"And from the start as well, there was a widespread, but incorrect public assumption that Walmart would definitely be the anchor for the project," he said in an email.
Fuqua confirmed that he was in talks with Walmart but says the company was also negotiating with other retailers.