Wal-Mart builders ready for battle

Wal-Mart builders ready for battle

There are 10 comments on the The Orlando Sentinel story from Jul 17, 2007, titled Wal-Mart builders ready for battle. In it, The Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Developers of Plaza Collina are hitting back in what could become an explosive legal fight over their plans to build a Wal-Mart Supercenter in south Lake County.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Orlando Sentinel.

John Wienecke

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Jul 17, 2007
I moved to Montverde from Clermont and Winter Garden and Oakland to get away from all the big city plans.This will take the last small towm atmosphere living away again. It's a shame that a big business has to tear away any chance that my grand kids have to live in a small town. If I wanted to live in Orlando or crime hills I would have moved there.
Tough Guy

AOL

#2 Jul 17, 2007
John Wienecke wrote:
I moved to Montverde from Clermont and Winter Garden and Oakland to get away from all the big city plans.This will take the last small towm atmosphere living away again. It's a shame that a big business has to tear away any chance that my grand kids have to live in a small town. If I wanted to live in Orlando or crime hills I would have moved there.
Its not Walmarts fault.
The Revelator

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Jul 17, 2007
Residents need to organize en masse and write to the developers, Walmart, ABC Liquor, and Rooms to Go, and make it clear that they will NOT shop at ANY stores in that plaza - EVER - if they go through with this fraud.

If residents follow thru, even if it is built, it will fail and close. IF it is only a minority that is opposed, or people don't have spines, then Walmart will be built and will flourish.

Don't shop at "Chinese Import Warehouse" -- errr- I mean, Walmart.
Thomas F Nooft Jr

Mount Dora, FL

#4 Jul 17, 2007
1st: This center was touted as an "Upscale" Center for South Lake; Wal Mart is anything but "Upscale".And, WalMart just opened a store 5 minutes away on Hwy.27;why do they need another so close ??.We all know that answer.
2nd: The mix of stores in the soon to open Fowlers Grove Center is what's needed for Clermont or something close to it.
3rd:Were the clients this lawyer is representing, the same one's making the statements to the cities and newspapers about the upscale center they were creating for this area?.
4th: one Walmart and one K mart are more than enough for South lake County !!!.
Tough Guy

AOL

#5 Jul 17, 2007
The Revelator wrote:
Residents need to organize en masse and write to the developers, Walmart, ABC Liquor, and Rooms to Go, and make it clear that they will NOT shop at ANY stores in that plaza - EVER - if they go through with this fraud.
If residents follow thru, even if it is built, it will fail and close. IF it is only a minority that is opposed, or people don't have spines, then Walmart will be built and will flourish.
Don't shop at "Chinese Import Warehouse" -- errr- I mean, Walmart.
Americans love walmart, We vote with our money. There is no stopping Walmart because Americans dont have spines like you say.
Tough Guy

AOL

#6 Jul 17, 2007
I cant stand you Liberals.
JAS

United States

#8 Jul 17, 2007
How about putting it to a vote of the people! After all, we're the ones that should make the final decisions on what is done with OUR land. Of course, as we know, our so called "elected officials" only think of money. I can only imagine how different things would be if the voter's opinions actually mattered.
Chong

Kissimmee, FL

#9 Jul 17, 2007
Tough Guy wrote:
I cant stand you Liberals.
Thank you for supporting the authoritarian communist Chinese regime.
Madd Maxx

Orlando, FL

#10 Jul 18, 2007
JAS wrote:
How about putting it to a vote of the people! After all, we're the ones that should make the final decisions on what is done with OUR land. Of course, as we know, our so called "elected officials" only think of money. I can only imagine how different things would be if the voter's opinions actually mattered.
If you want to preserve OUR land, you will need to open up you checkbook and buy the land from the people that actually own it. I guarrantee it is for sale for the right price. Same old story. Money talks, and your BS walks.
Chong

Kissimmee, FL

#11 Jul 18, 2007
Madd Maxx wrote:
<quoted text>
If you want to preserve OUR land, you will need to open up you checkbook and buy the land from the people that actually own it. I guarrantee it is for sale for the right price. Same old story. Money talks, and your BS walks.
NEWSFLASH: Property rights are not absolute. Any owner must comply with zoning, easements, environmental controls, etc., which regulate property use for the good of all society.

An approval gained through fraud is not an approval. Just b/c they own it does NOT mean they can place a Walmart, nuclear power plant, iron smelter, or airport in the location.

No check need be written, except by the owners to their lawyers, b/c they are going to be tied up in court for the next decade. Not very smart.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Montverde Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Review: Windermere Mobile Pet Grooming Jun 23 Molly1972 5
Does Anyone know Robbie Haught from Ocoee Jun 20 Anonymous 3
News Windermere family, 3 others face racketeering c... (Dec '08) Jun 17 Eddie 56
News Ex-burger joint may become Gainesville's 1st po... May 31 Jane Ann 1
Bi gay clermont minneola florida May '16 Cockisbetterthanp... 1
News Audit 'stunningly critical' of MPO May '16 SMH 8
News Montverde jazzing up its downtown (Nov '08) Nov '13 2_TRUE_4_U 19
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Montverde Mortgages