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Walmart Supercenter, Sam’s Club Coming To Bluffton Gateway Shopping Center

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The new Bluffton Gateway shopping center, scheduled to open at the intersection of U.S. 278 and S.C. 46 in early 2017, will be anchored by a Walmart Supercenter and a Sam’s Club. The two anchor tenants were recently released by Atlanta-based developer Jaz Development. The 66-acre site was home to a former printing plant that closed in the 1980s.

The shopping center project was once delayed over concerns that stormwater runoff from rooftops and parking lots could threaten the nearby Colleton River. The project was eventually given final approval in April 2014. Hilton Head Island currently has both a Walmart Supercenter and a Sam’s Club, and other nearby supercenters are in Hardeeville and Beaufort. A new Walmart is being built on Lady’s Island.