stockboy you are right on target with the atlanta market. When it is hot it is hot and bb&t knows when to go in. This corporation makes the cohen-brown theory (pro-active selling) work. They didn't pay millions for nothing!! When they enter the atlanta area their presence will be known by word of mouth. The majority of clients will find them to be a bank with a small town attitude and believe me there are plenty of atlantans that would love to return to days gone by!!!! As for the supermarket branches--they closed most in south carolina ( and it is still on the map thanks to the "traffic jam")with the southern national merger in early 1990's. As for all the merger employees in atlanta--hang in there. You will learn a lot and the end result will amaze you.