Wal-Mart has Lehigh Township in its s...

Wal-Mart has Lehigh Township in its sights

There are 216 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 15, 2008, titled Wal-Mart has Lehigh Township in its sights. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A 127,000-square-foot Wal-Mart might soon pop up just south of Walnutport , according to plans being considered by Lehigh Township officials.

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nopunintended

Salfordville, PA

#207 Sep 16, 2009
Educate Yourself wrote:
Squash Kmart Stategy, I agree...The Kmart in Walnutport is one of the cleanest and nicest Kmarts in the area.
Wal Mart just sucks! It's a cess pool. They want to build so bad, build in center city Allentown!
Lehigh Twp. is known for being "in the sticks" and I'd like to keep it that way.
I like the fact that Walnutport only has a small shopping center, kind of gives it a small town feel.
We do not need a Wal Mart here!
I plan on following in the footsteps of the residents of North Whitehall and and doing what I can to block this development!
What happened to preserving the land in the outer lying townships??
I will be contacting the twp building immediatley to find out when the next twp meeting dealing with this proposal will be held.
This has to stop!
AMEN to every point you made. It is ashame that somehow no matter how many people protest, Walmart always seems to get it's way! What is up with that. There are now enough Walmarts trashing up the Lehigh Valley, why more? I live down the road in Moore and Hope & Pray every day this doesn't happen in my backyard. Lehigh Township is sooo beautiful, but not for long with litter central on it's back to build!
Summer Of Love

Allentown, PA

#208 Sep 17, 2009
If "ED-ucate" plans on fighting Wal-mart, he better have several boat-loads of $ 100.oo bills and a half dozen Congressmen in his pocket.

You'd have to re-write the Bill OF Rights to deny Wal-mart their "right to Pursue happiness".

In the case Of Schnecksville Wal-mart, it was a slam-dunk from the beginning. They already owned the land before things came to light.

There's nothing wrong with that. If YOU went and bought land to build on, that's YOUR business and aside from the local Officials it's none of anybody elses business as long you you abide by local and State Laws..........there's not a THING you, your Senator OR Congressman can DO about it.

Go ahead and fight your fight but you better have more than ONE boat-load of $ 100.oo bills.
GOOD

Slatington, PA

#209 Feb 18, 2010
Gas prices too high there is nothing up here helps parents out alot for kids starting new jobs it is alot closer 12 miles is 12 miles. it still helps out ALOT so i am ALL FOR A WALMART IN WALNUTPORT YES YES YES
Bad news Is

Allentown, PA

#210 Feb 19, 2010
GOOD wrote:
Gas prices too high there is nothing up here helps parents out alot for kids starting new jobs it is alot closer 12 miles is 12 miles. it still helps out ALOT so i am ALL FOR A WALMART IN WALNUTPORT YES YES YES
It's probably 3-5 years away.
there's always the store in Schnecksville 6 miles away till then.
cherbear

Allentown, PA

#211 Jun 1, 2010
the way I see it is, more jobs. And I cant see how walmart can possibly ruin downtown slatington. Ya gotta be kidding, It would be an improvement, and quite possibly some of the local chew tobacco rednecks can get off their buts, and get a job. Quit your complaining, walmart is the biggest employer in the country. Thanks walmart, and if you need a good PR person, here I am.
Seen the light

Parksley, VA

#212 Jun 2, 2010
Withheld wrote:
Walmart go f*&( youselves. We are sick of you.
You are exactly the type of person we want to move out of the Township. Go get your boat ticket and go back to Europe.
The US of A is too good for you.
Joe LaForm

United States

#213 Jun 2, 2010
Why doesn't walmart just go away already. They destroy local business and don't pay their employees anything, not to mention lock them in the store! Walmart doesn't care about the communities they destroy with their cheap Chinese garbage. Tell Walmart enough is enough. I live in Bethlehem and we have too many now in the Lehigh Valley. How many do they need in one small area?
Seen the light

Parksley, VA

#214 Jun 2, 2010
Joe LaForm wrote:
Why doesn't walmart just go away already. They destroy local business and don't pay their employees anything, not to mention lock them in the store! Walmart doesn't care about the communities they destroy with their cheap Chinese garbage. Tell Walmart enough is enough. I live in Bethlehem and we have too many now in the Lehigh Valley. How many do they need in one small area?
Walmart decides how many stores it needs.
Nobody 'drafted' you, you don't like the wages, stay away.
Joe LaForm

United States

#215 Jun 2, 2010
You must be one of those pesky "conservatives" I hear so much about. You know, the people who don't see anything that would make any sense! A pro Walmart person? Either you have been brainwashed by walmart or you haven't a clue of what they've done. Maybe we should talk......
Appears On Your Post

Parksley, VA

#216 Jun 11, 2010
Change not always bad wrote:
If anyone has been to the area of the proposed Wal Mart in Walnutport, one would realize that it isn't such a bad location. Walnutport doesn't have a "downtown" just a few chain stores in an outdoor shopping plaza. Slatington's downtown is quickly becoming a ghost town already. I can think of 3 storefronts that are empty already. Other than 1 pizza shop, i can't think of any store worthwhile. And with the price of gas these days and no relief in site, it would be nice to not have to drive all the way to Target to get what I need.
Walnutport has nothing going for it.
It has a large superfund cleanup site in it's backyard (Palmerton) and Walnutport itself is full of welfare residents.
Though Walnutport IS the best place to assemble those allergic to 'work-for-pay'.
A Walmart would be a boost to the embarressment known as Walnutport
WalnutportNeedsA Walmart

Parksley, VA

#217 Jun 17, 2010
GOOD wrote:
Gas prices too high there is nothing up here helps parents out alot for kids starting new jobs it is alot closer 12 miles is 12 miles. it still helps out ALOT so i am ALL FOR A WALMART IN WALNUTPORT YES YES YES
12 Miles !! OMG and I thought 6 miles to the nearest Walmart was unbearable. You have my sympathy but as the story says, a Walmart just might "pop-up" just south of Walnutport.
These Walmart stores have a way of doing that.
One day you go buy and there's nothing, next day you go by and there's a shiney new Walmart there selling the same chinese products you find at the LV Mall for a fraction of the price.
Hang in there, these Walmart stores sprout up like weeds.
Jesus Christ

Slatington, PA

#218 May 17, 2012
F my life. F it.
Carl Niedzwiecki

Walnutport, PA

#219 Apr 26, 2013
I agree with some of the comments both ways. Do we need a Walnutport Walmart? We do have a K-Mart/Sears right here in Walnutport. There is a Walmart in both Lehighton and Whitehall Township. How far away is that? About 10-12 miles from 946 and 145? K-Mart is almost in the center or Walnutport.
Yes, it will create jobs, but who will lose their jobs when the new store opens? We moved to Walnutport because it is out in the country, and we like it that way. There are enough trucks on Rt. 145 now. how much more will there be with a new super store? I am more against it than for it.

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#220 Apr 26, 2013
DID they BUILD it yet ..it's BEEN only five years??
old but wise

Kunkletown, PA

#221 Jun 3, 2013
nra wrote:
just what this area needs more low paying jobs with no bennies. more traffic, close all the stores in Slatington and Walnutport, then Palmerton stores are next.
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You can not complain about the stores in the area when the people in Walnutport think it is too far to even go up the road to the Walmart in Lehighton! They are just stuck with the terrible high prices of Pathmark food and pay whatever their unions need to pay the cashiers every raise in their pay!
Besides Walmart has owned the land for years and all that is near it is a trailer park and large open landsall around it up on that hill.
old but wise

Kunkletown, PA

#222 Jun 3, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
DID they BUILD it yet ..it's BEEN only five years??
No they have owned the land outside of Walnutport proper for years but need a variance to lower the back part of the land or to build a retaining wall if not granted. They already did a large run off pipe and have the road past it years ago work done. All it looks like is an opportunity for not having to run all the way down to Allentown (15 miles more away) to shop! As for K-mart thats all but died years ago! They never had what you need since Sears bought the chain!

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