Big retailer -- perhaps Wal-Mart -- p...

Big retailer -- perhaps Wal-Mart -- planned for Hamilton Township

There are 160 comments on the Public Opinion story from Jun 30, 2008, titled Big retailer -- perhaps Wal-Mart -- planned for Hamilton Township. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

Plans for a "big box" retail store west of Chambersburg are making their way through the approvals process.

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Chambersburg, PA

#1 Jul 1, 2008
Why do we need another Wal-Mart? Get a different kind of store like Toys-R-Us or something.

United States

#2 Jul 1, 2008
There's no Starbuck, McDonalds or Wallgreens there yet? How can they put a Wall Mart in??

United States

#3 Jul 1, 2008
YAA-HOO !! We NEED a Wal-Mart at this end of town!!! Happy, happy, happy !!! Quit yer complainin...if a new Wal-Mart appears at this end of town, we will get all of the downtowners (if you know what I mean) And boy, could we use some cheaper groceries out at this end of town! Hurry up Wal-Mart! You are WELCOME at the west end!!


Since: Dec 07

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#4 Jul 1, 2008
You load sixteen tons, what do you get

Another day older and deeper in debt

Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go

I owe my soul to the company store

New Castle, DE

#5 Jul 1, 2008
How much is the tax "give-away" going to Wal-Mart from Hamilton Twp? How much, during the next 15 years, are Hamilton Twp taxpayers subsidizing to get the wonderous Wal-Mart store? Why did the intrepid reporter leave that out of the story?

Sterling, VA

#6 Jul 1, 2008
Earl wrote:
Why do we need another Wal-Mart? Get a different kind of store like Toys-R-Us or something.
Based on what I've seen with my own grandkids and others' kids and grandkids, we already spend way too much buying them way too many toys. Personally, I haven't been in a ToysRUs in years, and putting one on the west side is not likely to make me any more likely to change my ways.

Personally, I stay off of route 30 because the traffic getting over Radio Hill is already too heavy. Put another shopping center there and see what you get!

Virginia Beach, VA

#7 Jul 1, 2008
GREAT!!!It can't happen soon enough for me. I love Walmart and now I won't have to fight traffic to run to the other end of town every week.

New Castle, DE

#8 Jul 1, 2008
Don't hold yer breath waiting for all the box stores. With the economy like it is and the cost of gasoline and diesel increasing further--yes, gas will go to $7 per gallon in 2009--people will have less and less for discretionary spending so a toy store will hang on to its inventory a long, long time.

Chambersburg, PA

#9 Jul 1, 2008
I agree with Earl, I would love to see this town get a Toys R' Us. You can take the Rugged Wearhouse back. What a dump!
How many other small towns have 2 Walmarts?
However, if I lived on the west end I sure wouldn't want to go through all the hassle to get to Walmart in Chbg.

Waynesboro, PA

#10 Jul 1, 2008
I agree with the poster regarding traffic on route 30. You may think you hate it now, just wait. How can a town like chambersburg support this many stores, shopping centers, grocery stores, etc. We'll end up with a new wal-mart and 10 more closed up abandonded shopping centers. Do we really want another Norland Shopping center, another southgate?

“Not fallen”

Since: May 08

WalMartBoro, PA

#11 Jul 1, 2008
Good 'ol Wallyworld--It's destroyed every small downtown in America. I'll probably be buried in a WalMart casket in a Walmart owned cemetary.

You want to fix the shit in Iraq and bring our men home--build a bunch of WalMarts over there.
America rocks

Landisburg, PA

#12 Jul 1, 2008
So the closer one lives to a WalMart the better their life is? Why don't they advertise that?

Haven't stepped foot in a WalMart in three years and thought I was happy because I thought it would be better to support area businesses rather than have my money go to Arkansas and China.

I've been duped! WalMart - Can you ever forgive me?!

York, PA

#13 Jul 1, 2008
That's it - I'm tired of the idiotic comments from your and your Board of Puppets.

I'm watering my lawn and washing my cars, starting NOW. YOU have had me on water restrictions for almost 5 years now - so NO MORE.

"The sewage plan calls for public water from the Bear Valley Water Authority.

Robert John, Bear Valley manager, said store developers have not contacted the authority about water.

"We'll be there for them, I'm sure," he said."
just me

Middleburg, FL

#14 Jul 1, 2008
Everyone seems to be overlooking the part about Bear Valley supplying the water to this "wonderful new enterprise". With their treatment plant in a shambles and no new water supplies on the horizon Bear Valley can't support their current customers, much less the 900 or new homes they are obligated to serve. On top of this will come some large, commercial operation (be it WalMart, Target, Home Depot, etc). Unless Hamilton Township and Bear Valley plan to buy their water supply from WalMart, I just don't see how this is going to work.
Al Bundy

United States

#15 Jul 1, 2008
Bear Valley Water can't even properly service the customers they have now, yet they fondly greet walmart with open arms. Something smells in Denmark !
because I said so

Wilmington, DE

#16 Jul 1, 2008
Hamilton Township doesn't have a zoning ordinance? Attention supervisors: Welcome to the 21st century. Perhaps you'd care to join the rest of us here?!

Chambersburg, PA

#17 Jul 1, 2008
Thanks for bring up the water. We all know they can't supply water to their customer, now I have another one. What about sewer. we already know that the sewer comes to Chambersburg Borough, now the Borough will have to make waste water plant bigger and up goes the our taxes in Chambersburg. Hamilton township supervisors could give two hoots about any of us in Hamilton township or the Borough. Why Wallmart all the do is sell goods made in China and there goes our jobs. Check on line and see how many law-suits are pending against this giant, who hates women and all they care about is lining their pockets, and so does the supervisors. And you Mr. Huber, you must have more money than you know what to do with. Oil and now I am sure you are not going to give the giant Wallmart this land.

Clementon, NJ

#18 Jul 1, 2008
Please no more Walmarts! If you spend time researching and studying Walmart's business plans and ethics you will not be so happy to welcome them. Check out companies that thought it was wonderful to do business with Walmart! They are one of the reasons American manufacturing jobs left the U.S.! Can you sell your soul to Walmart to save a $1 on toilet paper?
Listen to us

New Bloomfield, PA

#19 Jul 1, 2008
I want a good steakhouse!! Please bring one to our town. Texas Steakhouse all the way!!! Forget Walmart.

Gettysburg, PA

#20 Jul 1, 2008
Another Walmart? Ick.

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