Elk Grove Residents Split On New Wal-...

Elk Grove Residents Split On New Wal-Mart

There are 19 comments on the CBS13/CW31 story from Feb 8, 2009, titled Elk Grove Residents Split On New Wal-Mart. In it, CBS13/CW31 reports that:

A proposal for a new Wal-Mart store in Elk Grove has some neighbors concerned over the noise and traffic the 24-hour store could bring to the community.

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Nicole

Sonora, CA

#1 Feb 9, 2009
Why would we want ANOTHER 24 hour wal-mart when the one that we have is so crappy? I wish we could get rid of the one that we already have. Have you ever been in there at 11pm at night? Have you seen the people shopping in there with their 18 month old children? How about making the florin road wal-mart 24 hours and convert ours to a normal 8a-10p schedule? The parking lot always has trash in it, its just a huge mess. Any day of the week, i prefer Target as they take care of their store and their community. This wal-mart doesnt seem to care about the community around it, and the same would happen with a wal-mart in the really nice area of bruceville and poppy ridge.
JPS

Courtland, CA

#2 Feb 9, 2009
I agree Nicole, how can the citizens be split? I heard the EG walMart seems to be the Saturday night date for all the billy bobs out there.
Rick

Courtland, CA

#3 Feb 9, 2009
Well if the Obama pork package passes, inflation will rise so high that we all will be shopping at Wal-Mart.
Mike

United States

#4 Feb 11, 2009
If they build it, the old one will be history.
And, the traffic at 99 & EG exit will be happier for it.
Rick

Courtland, CA

#5 Feb 11, 2009
read the article in the sac bee, the wal-mart at 99 and eg will remain open. They are planning on having 2 wal-marts. Elk Grove is being known as a target/wal-Mart town. And look how many suckers bought homes here thinking it was going to be like roseville. Get ready for more dropping home prices and thank your EG city council.
Elk

United States

#6 Feb 12, 2009
Traffic around Bruceville and Poppy Ridge will be jacked if this goes through.

Impeach the council. Bastards have the "it's okay as long it's not in my neighborhood" mentality.
1NationUnderGod

Rio Vista, CA

#7 Feb 12, 2009
The new walmart is only going to be a 99000 square foot building,Kinda like a mini walmart with groceries and produce,it won't be any bigger then longs drugs or rite aid. And to Nicole...Stop going there at 11 pm and keep to your earlier shopping times and you won't have to worry about the people with their 18 month old children shopping so late.Stop complaining people,We have bigger problems to worry about...
Postit

United States

#8 Feb 12, 2009
I live in Elk Grove around Bruceville and Whitelock. I do not want a Walmart anywhere near me.

If the council is okay with it, why don't they put one near their house.
Rick

Courtland, CA

#9 Feb 12, 2009
1NationUnderGod wrote:
The new walmart is only going to be a 99000 square foot building,Kinda like a mini walmart with groceries and produce,it won't be any bigger then longs drugs or rite aid. And to Nicole...Stop going there at 11 pm and keep to your earlier shopping times and you won't have to worry about the people with their 18 month old children shopping so late.Stop complaining people,We have bigger problems to worry about...
Hey idiot, most Long's or Rite Aid's are from 4,000 to 8,000 square feet. Can you imagine a Long's being almost 100,000 square feet? I take it your not good at math or into construction? And why don't they build a 99,000 square feet 24 Hour Wal-Mart next to your trailer? Since you don't mind.

“A Soldier's Brother”

Since: Oct 08

Elk Grove, CA

#10 Mar 1, 2009
Postit wrote:
I live in Elk Grove around Bruceville and Whitelock. I do not want a Walmart anywhere near me.
If the council is okay with it, why don't they put one near their house.
I live near Whitelock & Bruceville too.

The HELL with a Walmart in our neighborhood. Who ever heard of a Walmart in the middle of a quiet neighborhood? I can see the case for a Walmart (if necessary) in the "Freeway Corridor," but NOT in the middle of a residential area.

I've attended a council meeting where the council pretty much said they couldn't see a way to stop Walmart. They need REAL ideas to stop Walmart.

I believe Councilman Davis is in charge of this area, and he doesn't strike me as the type who cherishes a 100,000 sq.ft. monstrosity in his backyard.

I MUCH prefer a Safeway with a fuel station, a Target, an OSH, a Peets, and a couple of other small shops. Something that has architectual beauty and brings value to its surrounding.

Walmart TAKES value from an area.

“A Soldier's Brother”

Since: Oct 08

Elk Grove, CA

#11 Mar 1, 2009
ANY Elk Grove resident reading this, navigate to Elk Grove City's homeowner/ neighborhood association page and find out your local association & councilperson:

http://www.elkgrovecity.org/public-info/hoa.a...

The neighborhoods must band together to protect our communities!

Elk Grove is OUR town, not Walmarts!!!!!!!!!!

“A Soldier's Brother”

Since: Oct 08

Elk Grove, CA

#12 Mar 1, 2009
1NationUnderGod wrote:
The new walmart is only going to be a 99000 square foot building,Kinda like a mini walmart with groceries and produce,it won't be any bigger then longs drugs or rite aid. And to Nicole...Stop going there at 11 pm and keep to your earlier shopping times and you won't have to worry about the people with their 18 month old children shopping so late.Stop complaining people,We have bigger problems to worry about...
Seriously, a Longs or Rite-Aid? Get your math right man.

100,000 sq.ft is 500ft x 200ft. Thats bigger than a full size football field! Its more than 2 football fields!!!!!!![160x300x2=96000]

And BTW, there are quite a few weirdos who haunt the halls of Walmart at all hours.(Betcha I know who they voted for!)

DO you realize Walmart will conduct operations at all hours? So there'll be customer traffic as well as 18-wheelers rollin by what are now quiet residential streets, at all hours.

There'll be blaring lights, trash blowing around, oh and did I mention the traffic?

Why should we be forced to endure this crap? We ALREADY HAVE A WALMART 1 MILE UP THE ROAD!!!!!!!
Out-Of-Towners

Campbell, CA

#13 Apr 29, 2009
Nicole wrote:
Why would we want ANOTHER 24 hour wal-mart when the one that we have is so crappy? I wish we could get rid of the one that we already have. Have you ever been in there at 11pm at night? Have you seen the people shopping in there with their 18 month old children? How about making the florin road wal-mart 24 hours and convert ours to a normal 8a-10p schedule? The parking lot always has trash in it, its just a huge mess. Any day of the week, i prefer Target as they take care of their store and their community. This wal-mart doesnt seem to care about the community around it, and the same would happen with a wal-mart in the really nice area of bruceville and poppy ridge.
We've been considering Del Webb's Glenbrook in Elk Grove as our community of retirement for some time. However, on a recent visit to view the models again, we discovered that a Walmart Superstore is going to be built at Bruceville and Whitelock - the same streets that corner Glenbrook. This may be a deal-breaker for us because of the excess traffic and noise it would bring.
angry citizen

Elk Grove, CA

#14 May 1, 2009
We don't need another Wal Mart heck get rid of the one we have, It's so trashy now. Oh Great so build another one and bring more trash further into town. We already have enough as it is. So take Wal Mart and build it in the deep south of Sacramento and keep all the trash there.
Nicole wrote:
Why would we want ANOTHER 24 hour wal-mart when the one that we have is so crappy? I wish we could get rid of the one that we already have. Have you ever been in there at 11pm at night? Have you seen the people shopping in there with their 18 month old children? How about making the florin road wal-mart 24 hours and convert ours to a normal 8a-10p schedule? The parking lot always has trash in it, its just a huge mess. Any day of the week, i prefer Target as they take care of their store and their community. This wal-mart doesnt seem to care about the community around it, and the same would happen with a wal-mart in the really nice area of bruceville and poppy ridge.
Knowledgeable RE Guy

United States

#15 Jun 26, 2009
Let's throw fuel on the fire. Rite Aids are usually 17,340 SF. Longs (which is now owned by CVS) has a smaller prototype of approximately 14,000 SF. If you want to see a sub 100,000 SF Wal-Mart, there's one located at the northeast corner of Greenback Lane & Hazel Avenue in Orangevale. Using correct math, this new store will be around 6 - 7 times the size of your typical corner drug store with a drive thru.
To the guy that wants a Safeway: There's already a Nugget and Trader Joe's at that intersection. There's a Bel Air to the west at Franklin, and a Savemart to the north at Laguna. There is a Safeway planned at the southwest corner of Bruceville and Poppy Ridge and will probably be another grocer in the future at the southwest corner of Big Horn and Poppy Ridge. What does that mean? Too many grocery stores. Target and OSH are at the northeast corner of Bruceville and Laguna. Know your own city...
I never understand why people think Elk Grove is too good for Wal-Mart. Run the demographics and look at your neighbors. Sure, the average household income might have been $80,000 in 2006, but that's primarily from dual income families. Contrast that to Folsom or Roseville, which have higher average household incomes with one breadwinner. Even those communities complain less than EG.
I've got this great idea... how bout you all lobby the city for two story office/residential over retail. I hear it works great in the suburbs (sarcasm).
unca remus

Courtland, CA

#16 Jun 27, 2009
It's too bad us poor peoples has got to shop at Wally-Mart. We bother rich folks with our noisy old cars; and our clanky, rattling artificial limbs from Kaiser, as we stagger across the parking lot. Build us a Neiman-Marcus and we'll go there.
Frodo

Elk Grove, CA

#17 Aug 2, 2009
New studies on Walmart. Just found this article on MSN. Makes for interesting reading. Basically states that the Short-term effect of a Walmart is positive, but the long term effect in negative.

Say no to Walmart on Bruceville. Don't fall for the propaganda.

http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Savingan...
Joseph Butafucco

Sacramento, CA

#18 Aug 5, 2009
It is too late. Jim Cooper will make sure WalMart is built.
Out-of-Towners

United States

#19 Aug 10, 2009
Who is Jim Cooper?

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