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What may open next to Walmart Neighborhood Market off Browns Bridge Road
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"Tint World," an auto styling business, is proposed in the Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center off Browns Bridge Road. The proposal is set to go before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday, May 10. - photo by Jeff Gill

Update, June 7: Tint World,” an auto styling business in the Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center off Browns Bridge Road, was approved.


Update: The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted unanimously Tuesday, May 10, to recommend Tint World for approval.


The Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center off Browns Bridge Road may have a new tenant to replace the former Family Dollar Store.

“Tint World,” an auto styling business, is proposed at the center at 2888 Browns Bridge Road.

Tint World would provide such services as window tinting, vehicle wraps, protective films and coatings, detailing, lighting and window graphics, and security system and alarms, among other items, according to city planning documents.

The 8,640-square-foot business would occupy space once occupied by Family Dollar, a discount retail store. The business would operate 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and have six employees, according to the document.

“Any noise will be minimal and contained within the building so as not to interfere with the adjacent businesses,” applicant Jeff Arkema states in a narrative that’s part of planning documents.

Also at the property are a Mexican restaurant, dental office, Little Caesars Pizza, mini-warehouses and a Waffle House restaurant. The shopping center is across the street from the Hall County Government Center and near McEver Road.

“Renovations to the building will be required to the interior as well as a drive-up ramp and roll-up door at the rear of the building for vehicles being serviced,” the documents state.

Arkema is set to go before the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday, May 10, seeking a special use permit to allow the business.

Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board

What: Auto styling business in Walmart Neighborhood Market shopping center

When: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10

Where: Gainesville Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway