Wal-Mart Met With Mixed Reactions
An 80,000-square-foot Wal-Mart planned for Rockville Pike is stirring mixed and sometimes passionate reactions from Rockville City Council members, residents and shop owners.
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#1 Jan 27, 2012
Walmart should not be permitted to have a location on Rockville Pike. There are many small business owners that would be hurt if they go in. Also, Walmart does not support USA made products. In my opinion everyone should be supporting stores that carry domestically made products whenever they can or at least buying from a local store. If you shop at Walmart, you have no right to complain about our economy. Another reason to prevent them from coming is that one thing that makes Rockville special is its family owned shops. Walmart has been the downfall of many unique communities. We should not let it happen to us!
#2 Feb 16, 2012
An inconvenient truth: Consumers spend lots of money at Wal-Mart. Right now, there is nothing wrong with that.
#3 Mar 24, 2012
It is not Walmart that is not supporting US made products. Blame it instead on the big greedy corporations that are fixed on profits and GREED and continuously outsourcing.
Also, the rest of the world is moving UP and can now manufacture the same goods as the USA at lower prices, while the US has not moved up as fast on the production chain to produce higher quality goods. Blame it on the US education system that has not been able to upgrade skills for the majority, or the lack on a national American industrial policy.
But I agree that Walmart or any big box has no place on Rockville Pike. There will be traffic meltdown! I thought they are applying for a mini Walmart at Aspen Hill in an empty ex-office.
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