Wal-Mart confirms Woodland store

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Wal-Mart confirmed Monday it will build a supercenter store in Woodland and the public can now check out and comment on the company's plans. Full Story
Woodland

Seoul, Korea

#21 Jan 15, 2007
J.F.S. you just figure that out? they all work for their own interest hell most of them have the same last name
Borg

Portland, OR

#22 Mar 7, 2007
Your towns uniqueness will be subjugated and blended to the model town plan resistance is futile. Hale Walmart !
Borg

Portland, OR

#23 Mar 7, 2007
RESISTENCE IS FUTILE !
Halfway to Cougar

Cusick, WA

#24 Mar 8, 2007
I'm in favor of a Walmart Supercenter. As of March 31, 2007 there will only one grocery store ... SAFEWAY! Much of my shopping is in Vancouver and Longview now for things not available in Woodland. It won't have any more of an impact than the influx of people moving to Woodland into those expensive homes. I'm with anotherwoodlanddave...don't drive away lower prices for the elderly and those on fixed or low incomes.
Al Ryder

Portland, OR

#25 Mar 10, 2007
Did anyone notice it ? The first store closure is Savon Foods. The people that work in that store became my friends. Every morning I would stop in just as they opened at 7 AM to get what I needed for the day. They always would talk to me and ask me how my night had been (I work graveyard in Gresham) They are nice people who for the most part have worked there for a long time. It is run as a local store. If I asked them to get something in they always went out of their way to help me. I will miss them. We forget how a town changes when a single store closes but soon we will see many stores close. Walmart may bring lower prices but at what cost. In a year of purchases you may save a few dollars but what is it going to do to the character of the town ? I grew up in a small town and I moved here to try to get that small town feeling again but I guess it will be short lived.
I am sad to see Savon foods close and it will probably only be a short time before the rest of the stores close. Let's hope that the Walmart is a success... if it isn't they will leave town, they have done it before, and if they do what will be left ? AL Ryder Woodland Washington
Sharon Anne

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#26 May 5, 2007
gasp! "A new jail would be great! and who doesn't want WAlmart but the unions? ME 4 1 because the unions at least keep people earning a decent wage working decent hours. The railroads came and what? Changed peoples jobs; that's what. The point is EVERYONE WORKED and became better off. Places like Walmart hire employees part time to work 5 days a week 5 hours a day equals 30 equals BIG TAX BREAK and NO INSURANCE PAYMENTS ON MEDICAL BENEFITS. If you are an "Undocumented Worker" you can walk into any hospital and get all the medical benefits you need. Walmart and conglomerates that come in and take over and push out the local always there stores that provided jobs for their young . I
apologize for going off. I needed to wake you up quick on the repercussions that rebound out of America and into CHINA, INDIA, HONDURAS, etc and AMERICA who once made everything has had its manufacturing base dismantled and sent overseas. I know this is a fact and happened to a textile manufacturer. At any rate I hope to get comments on my rant. Rave On!
Carole Anne wrote:
Who but the union doesn't want Walmart? History: railroad's changed towns: moved and closed stores. Walmart gives jobs to people that WOULDN'T be working, pays wages, pays taxes, allows us to be self respecting citizens: I say welcome to Woodland Walmart. Stores will change with items not competitive. Woodland's City can afford to build infrastucture: things they need for our safety. Public buildings and safety 24/7. A new jail would be great.
Mary

Port Angeles, WA

#27 May 29, 2007
There are to many Wal-mart store are ready. where ever you go to travel you see Wal-marts. We do not need no more wal-Mart.
Genevieve

Woodland, WA

#28 Jun 1, 2007
So many people disapprove of Wal-Mart, but those are the ones you run into when you go to shop. Every store in our town is able to charge what ever they want, fore there are a lot of people that have to drive 20 some miles to shop other wise. With gas prices going up and down all the time. I want to thank Wal-Mart for even wanting to come into our town. I shop there mostly, but with only Safeway here, we pay the prices or travel. I am lucky for we can drive there if we want, there are a lot of others that don't drive any more, or have to ask someone else to drive them. We here in Woodland, have never had very much of a choice to shop and when we get something in it over priced. I say Welcome! For Wal-Mart is alway friend and a great place to shop!
Peggy

Portland, OR

#29 Jun 6, 2007
I, for one, am all for Walmart coming to Woodland. They talk about the extra traffic, well thats bull. I was in Vancouver when the big Walmart at Mill plain and 205 was built. It didn't make much of a difference at all. The planned location for the store doesnt' really have munch of an impact on Woodland at all.
You have a few do-gooders with big voices and time on their hands to go to the meetings who are voting against it. Where were their heads when they approved ove 300 new homes going in off of Insel Rd. All of those residents will be accessing Lewis River rd which is only 2 lanes and already congested. Especially right where all that additional traffic will be entering. And also, what about our disgusting water situation. The Woodland water system can't handle the population that we have now. My water smells more like an over chlorinated public pool. It's enough to almost knock you out, and just think of what its doing to our bodies.
Walmart is definitely should be the least of anyone's worries in Woodland. It will just be a good thing, especially for all the older residents who don't have the ability to drive into town to get the better prices. Save-on went out because of their ridiculous overpricing. Maybe the other business's in Woodland should take not and stop trying to rob us blind. Walmart...Please don't give up. Woodland does WANT and NEEDS YOU!!!
Ex Woodlandite

Tacoma, WA

#30 Jul 4, 2007
Come on! Who needs a Wal-Mart? They rip off their employees on benefits, rip off the workers in third world countries, and put too many small but unique businesses under.
Price isn't everything, where's your integrity Woodland?
We live in a whole wide world so let's drop the small town mentality and join in caring about the whole world!
MEL
Welcome Wal-Mart

United States

#31 Jul 14, 2007
My family and I moved here twenty yrs ago and I welcome Wal-Mart. I enjoy shopping at at Wal-Mart. I get tired of these people that don't want wal-mart to move here because they are afraid that we will lose the "small town feeling" that we have here.
Sorry, have you seen all the building and all the people that have moved into this area lately ? We have already lost the "small town feeling'. I get tired of a HANDFUL of people that are wanting to control what business's come into this town.

I WELCOME WAL-MART.
walmart customer

Woodland, WA

#32 Jul 17, 2007
I cant wait for walmart to come, now I dont have to drive 20 miles to get good prices on what I need, and cant wait to stop shopping at the stores that are here now that rip you off!
Debra-Woodland

United States

#33 Jul 23, 2007
To the person moving to Woodland from Portland. Give me a break, we don't want u moving here, but wal-mart is fine!!!!!!!! Been here for over 20 years. Stay in PORTLAND PLEASE!!!
jeff

United States

#34 Jul 27, 2007
let wal-mart come to woodland. my grandparents owen a mom&pop store here in woodland.wa.every one wasn't crying over them putting in a triftway why are they crying about a wal-mart store. because things will be cheaper then the other stores.look at all the building here in woodland what happened to the nice lettle town growing like every where else

Since: Jun 07

Poulsbo

#35 Jul 28, 2007
name withheld wrote:
i think that is the stupidest thing ever.
im am moving to woodland around christmas time and i dont want a big walmart there invading the quiet
I'm curioous, why was this ever posted in the Poulsbo Forums in the first place? It's nothing to do with Poulsbo.
Brewfeind

Vancouver, WA

#36 Aug 7, 2007
If we want to stop buisnesses from doing buisness because of the way they do buisness we should shut down most of the ones in this town they have been ripping US off for years.

“Children”

Since: Mar 08

woodland

#38 Mar 10, 2008
I love it I've been waiting for this for along time. It will help alot of us that live here in woodland. It will help with jobs. And it will help with driving so far into town. It will save on gas alot. My son is very happy with it to. Thank you Walmart
Dixie

Portland, OR

#39 Mar 15, 2008
Just tell us when are they going start building? Please start soon, fore the gas is killing us! The sooner the better for the whole area here!
Ben Dover

Pittsburgh, PA

#40 Mar 25, 2008
I look at it this way. in todays world with Gas prices so high and medical expenses etc. I know myself as well as others welcomes wally to woodland to DRIVE the prices at Safeway down to a normal price and the elderly will be able to shop closer to home and save money as well. BRING ON WALLY
Margi

Portland, OR

#41 Apr 22, 2008
I am the person who e-mailed Wal-Mart about
building here in Woodland ,4 yrs ago.

Oh how happy my friends and I will be when its here! There are lots of low-income people who need to save money on gas and groceries. Please think of us disable people who are poor.

God Bless those who approve of Wal-mart being
built.

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