Walmart Update: As mentioned last

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Walmart Update: As mentioned last week, Walmart has been trying to open a second supercenter here in Athens. They want to close a current regular Walmart (and thus kill a shopping center that’s barely hanging on) and build a brand new shopping center anchored by the supercenter just down the road on land now zoned for residential use. The planning committee was to meet last week on the issue and vote on what to recommend to the full commission. Less than 24 hours before the meeting, Walmart withdrew the proposal. They say that they suspected it was going to be voted down, so they’d like to have more time to address the committee’s concerns. Had it been voted upon and rejected, they couldn’t resubmit the proposal for a full year. The meeting was held in one of the city’s largest auditoriums to hold the many people expected to attend (most all of the anti-Walmart). I hope that the Walmart people have to reimburse the government for the cost of renting the hall for no reason, but I’m sure they can’t be held responsible. I’ve been asked if I’m anti-Walmart. No, not really. I shop there from time to time when I need a laundry basket or a cheap bookcase or something like that. But I am against this specific proposal. I’m fairly sure Athens doesn’t need another Walmart supercenter, but if they want to open one anyway, they’ve got a shopping center already that they could put it in.


  1. My name is Amanda and I was arrested and banned from Wal-Mart about a year ago. I should not have been arrested because I did not do anything. They said I shoplifted and I didn’t. They are a bunch of pigs nad they have no reason to say that I shoplifted when I didn’t. They weren’t watching me very close, if they were they would know that I did nothing. BYE BYE!!

    Comment by Amanda — 10/24/2002 @ 9:56 am

  2. I was Banned From Wal-mart I never Left the store With any thing they fined me $200.00 dollars I lost my job and had to move. wal-mart will one day take over all stores unless people STOP shopping there. Think about it……………………… I am just mad becouse i could not fight WAL-MART they are too big to fight .

    Comment by unknown — 12/19/2003 @ 11:25 am

  3. I was recently banned for life from all Wal-Mart stores when my friend whom I was with was caught shoplifting. I signed a contract agreeing to the terms. Is there any chance that I can be allowed back in Wal-Mart. If so, who could help me? Who should I contact? What should I do?

    Comment by Trey — 2/27/2004 @ 2:59 am

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