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PetSmart to Open in November at Old Borders Location

The old book store at Scenic Highway and Ronald Reagan is currently being renovated.

The old Borders off Scenic Highway in Snellville is being renovated into a PetSmart. Credit: Sarah Bakhtiari
The old Borders off Scenic Highway in Snellville is being renovated into a PetSmart. Credit: Sarah Bakhtiari
After almost two years of being vacant, the old Borders off Scenic Highway is getting a new tenant.

The Snellville location is currently being renovated into a PetSmart store, according to Public Relations Manager Jeff Davis.

"It is scheduled, as long as there are no construction delays, to open in late November of this year," he continued.

On Tuesday, workers from Benning Construction Co. could be seen working on the 19,500-square-foot store. While it will be the first PetSmart in the Snellville area, it won't be the first pet store; there is a Petco in the Kroger shopping center down the street.

What do you think about PetSmart moving into former Borders at Scenic Highway and Ronald Reagan? Tell us in the comments.
Bruce Barcan August 01, 2013 at 01:52 PM
We already have a Petco nearby why didn't we get a Trader Joe's as a tenant?
Jamie Dempsey August 01, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Seems like a waste of that great location and wonderful large building, however I understand that Pet Smart has a relationship with Borders to take over a lot of those empty facilities. But again, PRIME real estate in Snellville being taken over by a pet store... it is what it is... at least it will be occupied!
cmw August 01, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Was also hoping for a Trader Joe's.....seems like a perfect area for it....maybe at Webb Gin?? This area needs one.
j m davis August 01, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Trader Joe's gets my vote, too. Hmmm, what else does Snellville need?
Sarah August 04, 2013 at 07:55 AM
There is already a PetSmart in the Snellville area, just "across the border" in Lilburn on 78 next to Home Depot. Glad the building will no longer be vacant, but like the others, I'd much prefer Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.

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