Land near Walmart clearing? SC, NM

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Peoria, AZ

#1 Aug 13, 2011
Hello everyone, i passed by the piece of land between Walmart and Ace Hardware on US 180 the other day and noticed that they are clearing land, almost like they are preparing to construct a building in that area. I was wondering if anyone knows what this is about? Thanks!

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Since: Jul 07

Silver City, NM

#2 Aug 13, 2011
A few years back, some or all of that land was owned by a company called Trans-Lux. They were considering the construction of a theater complex there, but sometime in 2007 they decided to exit the theater business entirely (their main line of business is those red LED signs that are in many modern theaters indicating what is playing and the show times, etc.). They sold off all of their existing theaters and offered that property up for sale, but I don't know if it was purchased, and if so, by whom.

BTW: there is a persistent false rumor that because the Silver City Town Council wouldn't give Trans-Lux some tax breaks, they opened up Starmax in Deming instead. The truth is that the Grant County Commissioners were willing to provide the tax breaks that the town was not, but Trans-Lux got out of the theater business, as mentioned above...and Starmax was set up by an entirely different company entirely unrelated to Trans-Lux.

Phoenix, AZ

#3 Aug 13, 2011
Oh my gosh i know! I hated when people would complain that Deming got our theater! It was built by an entirely different company and some people would not accept that. But it would be veryyyy nice if a company like Allen theaters or Cinemark or another big theater company constructed a nice and new theater in Silver City. If any more information comes to surface, please keep me posted Mitch!

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