Wal-Mart Dansville NY
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Tom

Penfield, NY

#1 May 14, 2007
is it True Wal-Mart and Bella Vista want Diffent size Supercenter at Poags Hole Project, what i hear Wal-Mart want Build 200,000 Sqaure Feet Supercenter, Bella Vista want Wal-Mart Build 160,000 Sqaure Feet Supercenter, Please get Back Dansville
Edgar Schmidt

United States

#2 Jun 7, 2007
Tom wrote:
is it True Wal-Mart and Bella Vista want Diffent size Supercenter at Poags Hole Project, what i hear Wal-Mart want Build 200,000 Sqaure Feet Supercenter, Bella Vista want Wal-Mart Build 160,000 Sqaure Feet Supercenter, Please get Back Dansville
Yes this is true......it seems Wal-mart always wants things there way.
But that's all up in the air now, today's news is that Home Depot has pulled the plug on plans to open in Dansville and Wal-Mart is on the fence.
I say Great we do not need Dansville to become JUST LIKE ALMOST all of America.
I say shove it to Wal-Mart & Home Depot.
joe

United States

#4 Jun 14, 2007
we need wal-mart in the area to bring more jobs to the town and keep young peolpe here

Since: May 07

Wayland,NY

#5 Jun 15, 2007
joe wrote:
we need wal-mart in the area to bring more jobs to the town and keep young peolpe here
There are two walmarts within 15 minutes of Dansville! Get out of Dansville and explore your local area! Is it really too much to ask that your job may be more than 5 minutes from your house? Show some initiative! And if you think a Walmart is going to keep our youth in the area, guess again. Lets not forget that Walmart drug tests and I would love to see just how much of Dansville, either kid or adult, would pass a drug test.(This would be why they don't go to seek out employment at the two Walmarts that are within 15 minutes of thier house, hmmm, kinda makes you think doesn't it!)
At least the Home Depot made sense. There are no real home improvement stores for quite a drive. It would have been nice to be able to get lumber and other supplies without paying the high prices of the local lumber yards. Not to mention the selections for other appliances and lighting....tools, who couldn't use more tools?! And that would also bring jobs to the area.
But in the end, I have said it before and I will say it again...DANSVILLE DOENS'T WANT NEW BUSINESS!! They have systematically taken every business out of there that was available for large groups of people and they have fought bringing most every other business to town. The economic flow has gone elsewhere and the town board doesn't seem to see this as a problem. Well they have their balloon festival.
john Smith

East Haddam, CT

#6 Jun 15, 2007
dear interested Reader we are Planning building a 155,893 Square feet Supercenter at Corner Route 36 and Poags Hole Rd, Store will have Vision Center, Tire & Lub Center, Pharmacy, Grocery, Regal Nails, Smart Sytle Hair Salon, and Subway, yes im manager of Geneseo Wal-Mart,
Thank You John Smith

Since: May 07

Wayland,NY

#7 Jun 16, 2007
why does Walmart seem to think they need two super centers within 15 minutes of each other? Or should I say EVERY 15 MINUTES? I am not a fan of the supercenter. Ames was a nice little store that employed lots of people and didn't seem to sprout up at every turn. I still have no reason what so ever to believe that this will happen in Dansville, regardless of some mananger from another Walmart getting on and telling me specifically. So your a manager at a walmart, does that really mean I am supposed to blanketly believe you?! Cuz I don't, I still see Dansville as a town that doesn't want new business. That lot still just looks like someone put a lot of money into clearing a field that is still just weeds. I guess when someone goes out there with their little hammer and some building materials, then I will believe dansville didn't just waste a ton of money to clear an empty field!
Fred

United States

#8 Jun 22, 2007
I agree with some of what "interested reader" posted. Walmart's expansion across the country is at the expense of small businesses. Big Box stores will only provide entry level jobs. these are not the kinds of jobs that will keep the younger generation here...we need mid level and high level jobs (both industrial and high tech) to give the kids a reason to come back after college.

As for Home Depot, I also agree that it made more sense. But, there are some small hardware stores in the area. Rogers & Tenbrooks may not be priced competitively, but they provide solid service and have knowledgeable staff. Rauber's Agway in Wayland is the only place we buy appliances from, again because of the service we get.

I do disagree with your comment that Dansville does not want new business. Right now, they are one of the more progressive towns in the area when it comes to trying to attract business. Look at the companies that filled the old Foster Wheeler plant as well as the new businesses going into Main Street.

Since: May 07

Wayland,NY

#9 Jun 22, 2007
Thank you Fred. I think I would feel better if some of the old empty store fronts had business going into them instead of seeing new buildings go up and the old ones sit empty. Its trashy and makes Dansville look like a community that doesn't care.
to john

East Haddam, CT

#10 Jun 22, 2007
is it True Wal-Mart want Build both Supercenter at Poags Hole Rd and DC on Ossian St at former Virsty Park
Fred

United States

#11 Jun 22, 2007
interested reader wrote:
Thank you Fred. I think I would feel better if some of the old empty store fronts had business going into them instead of seeing new buildings go up and the old ones sit empty. Its trashy and makes Dansville look like a community that doesn't care.
That's the problem with all of the towns in our region. Dansville just seems to have a head start on trying to bring in businesses. Wayland is just now in the beginning stages of trying to revitalize its main street. Cohocton, Avoca, Springwater, etc all have main streets that also need to be revitalized.
We need to do something to attract small businesses back to the main streets in all of our towns. And, I think that all of the town and village governments in the region need to work together (as well as with business leaders) to help improve the business climate and attract new business.

Since: May 07

Wayland,NY

#12 Jun 23, 2007
to Fred...
I hear one of the landlords in Wayland is asking over $800 a month rent for the store fronts! In Wayland! I don't see how people can open a store in Wayland with rent like that for the space. Its rediculous. You don't attract more business when you can't afford the rent for the space. That is the same problem in most of these small towns. The owners seem to think that it is ok to gouge the small business owner. These aren't apartments and shouldn't be rented out with apartment prices.
Laurie Lang

Oak Creek, WI

#13 Jun 23, 2007
I agree we don't need a Walmart on every corner ,Like 'Walgreens. Walmart is getting to big for their bricthes and all they care about is the almighty dollar not you.
Val Springwater NY

Syracuse, NY

#14 Jun 23, 2007
I do not see where any one thinks of the seniors citizens that can't get around. Ames wasn't that great but it sure was easier to get to when You needed something quick & was a lot easier for the elderly people.
Prices You say Well I am going to go where I get the best price if I have a lot to get.
I feel Dansville is tring harde to get more jobs , etc.
Gee look at Sprigwater,
John Smith

East Haddam, CT

#15 Jun 23, 2007
we are in Talk with Bella Vista, about Take out the project and Build Only a Wal-Mart Supercenter on Poags Hole Rd, is far is A Distribution Center go, Wal-Mart is looking to Opening New Distribution Center somewhere in Western New York but it going Dansville, Rochester, Buffalo, and Etc,
http://www.walmartfacts.com/StateByState/...

Since: Jun 07

Wayland, NY

#16 Jun 24, 2007
John, thank you for that information. Very interesting.

Val, I'm not against Wal-Mart or any other big box store, but I do think there needs to be some smarter development. The Dansville area is about 15 minutes from 2 different Walmart supercenters, so I don't see a strong need for another Wal-Mart. I think it would be better if a competitor like K-Mart or Target were to move into there. It would give everybody in the region some choice as well as provide a similar number of entry level jobs.

I also think that we need to try to attract businesses that have a higher base salary and more rewarding jobs that would help attract and keep our graduates here. Almost all of the business development that is occurring in our region is retail. Retail jobs are almost always on the lower end of the pay scale and do not support people with higher education and specific talents.
In order to improve our local economy and keep our property taxes reasonable (remember businesses do not qualify for STAR exemptions), we need to attract a variety of businesses. A mixture of retail, entertainment, food, industrial, and high tech businesses. All of these businesses will support each other and help to stabilize our taxes.

Since: May 07

Wayland,NY

#17 Jun 25, 2007
Fred, I couldn't agree with you more!
Steve C

Arlington, VA

#18 Jul 1, 2007
As a former Dansville homeowner, I have been following the Poags Hole developments with great interest.

We were forced to leave Dansville several years ago because of job cuts in Rochester. And herein lies the problem. Western New York is having trouble keeping high paying technical jobs! Taxes are high, and jobs are scarce. Families trying to survive are having a difficult time in WNY.

Furthermore, what is there in Dansville to attract young families with children and what is there to keep the young adults in the area? You have to travel an hour just to get to Rochester!

If you are attracted to the small town atmosphere, then Dansville and surrounds are good for you. If you want more ... then you are going to end up leaving.

As for Poags Hole, I agree that Wal-Mart may not be the best choice, but Dansville needs SOMETHING to pull people to the area. Once there, they will discover the small town charm that Main Street brings. Once in the area, they will discover the specialty shops, restaurants and recreation that Dansville has to offer.

dan

United States

#19 Jul 10, 2007
Wal-Mart as sign for a 155,000 Square Feet Supercenter, at Poags Hole Rd,
Think about it

United States

#20 Aug 28, 2007
Dansville is destitute. There is little to no source of income in Dansville. Wal-Mart will bring jobs to an economically challenged area. Public assistance will plummet, and the quality of life will be a better for everyone in the community. Besides, since AMES left, everyone has to travel to go buy things that Tops does not sell.

Change must happen.
Chris

United States

#21 Aug 28, 2007
I just found this sight, I have heard so many rumors that I decided to search and found you! I live 7 miles outside Dansville and I cannot get to either wallmart in under 25 minutes and that is going a little over the speed limit. This town needs both stores , Home Depot and Wallmart! Not only will there be jobs generated but also with the cost of gas we need to save any monies we can! I have done business with Rodgers and Tenbrooks for years , I pay their super high prices because I have to or spend the money on gas to go elsewhere. Building materials are really high cost any way we need to save money to build our homes, garages, barns, sheds and all the plumbimg, electrical, ect.. I pray to the Lord that we have not lost either of those businesses!
FredG wrote:
John, thank you for that information. Very interesting.
Val, I'm not against Wal-Mart or any other big box store, but I do think there needs to be some smarter development. The Dansville area is about 15 minutes from 2 different Walmart supercenters, so I don't see a strong need for another Wal-Mart. I think it would be better if a competitor like K-Mart or Target were to move into there. It would give everybody in the region some choice as well as provide a similar number of entry level jobs.
I also think that we need to try to attract businesses that have a higher base salary and more rewarding jobs that would help attract and keep our graduates here. Almost all of the business development that is occurring in our region is retail. Retail jobs are almost always on the lower end of the pay scale and do not support people with higher education and specific talents.
In order to improve our local economy and keep our property taxes reasonable (remember businesses do not qualify for STAR exemptions), we need to attract a variety of businesses. A mixture of retail, entertainment, food, industrial, and high tech businesses. All of these businesses will support each other and help to stabilize our taxes.

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