Shopping center faces Albany council review
The Albany City Council on Wednesday will review the site plan approved by planning staff for a shopping center east of Interstate 5 that some speculate could contain a Wal-Mart store.
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#1 Oct 6, 2008
I can tell you from experience that once you let a Wal-Mart into your city all your locally owned stores will suffer tremendously I am from Tennessee and they are in every town and those towns have now dead market areas. Wal-Mart underbids everything they can locally with the intent of destroying the competition. Be careful Albany City Council.
#2 Oct 7, 2008
YES, Walamart is evil.
I live in Albany, there is already a Walmart in Lebanon, which is 12 miles away.
Furthermore, when a Walmart goes in, they hire 200% then as operations stabilize they will lay off 50% after choosing the employees they want.
So, I agree, "Dont let this happen Albany"
#3 Nov 20, 2008
I agree 10 fold. Wal-Mart is bad for the economy. They under-pay their employees and they have cruel negotiating strategies to pay manufacturers as little as possible to get their goods into the stores... letting Wal-Mart into Albany will kill of several "mom and pop" shops and not benefit anyone other than Wal-Mart share holders. If the people here want to shop at Wal-Mart, they can go to Salem/Lebanon/Eugene... Lebanon is a short 15 minute drive, isn't that close enough? Bad enough Home Depot was allowed into the town to kill off the smaller and much more helpful (on average) hardware stores.
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