Surf City may get Wal-Mart store

Surf City may get Wal-Mart store

There are 8 comments on the Jacksonville Daily News story from Aug 4, 2008, titled Surf City may get Wal-Mart store. In it, Jacksonville Daily News reports that:

A commercial development company has met with the Surf City planning department several times regarding property for a Wal-Mart in Surf City.

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Debi

AOL

#1 Aug 4, 2008
Please, please, NO Walmart in Surf City! That is what we go there to get away from! They will put every little establishment there out of business. We watched it happen in our little town. It may bring in the dollars for the city, but, weigh it against why people go there and the welfare of business owners in Surf City. With Walmart comes many other chain run stores, eating places, apartments, etc.. Just check out all the Walmart stores and what is around them. The everyday business run by regular people cannot compete against them. We have been going there for 29 years because it is not a Myrtle Beach or Daytona Beach. I know from a recently BIG Walmart being built down the street from our home and the now construction for every store imaginable going in,,,you don't appreciate what you have until it is gone.
marie

Wilmington, NC

#2 Aug 6, 2008
Bring it on! We live here, and with a bunch of kids, we really appreciate wal-mart prices. I hope it's a super wal-mart.
Dana

Wilmington, NC

#3 Feb 24, 2009
Some people may not like the idea of a Wal-Mart, but you don't live here obviously. There are too many people in the Hampstead/Sneads Ferry/ Holly Ridge area that have no where to go if they need some thing. For instance if your computer keyboard dies, you have to drive 20-30 minutes to get to Wilmington for Best Buy or Target or Wal-Mart. Your kid needs a pair of tennis shoes because his have a hole in them, another 30 minute drive to Wilmington. While some of us live in the Topsail area for the schools or maybe for the beach, doesn't mean we don't want easy access to normal shopping services.

Not only for convenience, but price matters too. I know people are wanting to save money any way they can. If I can save some gas not having to drive 30 minutes away, I am going to do so. And maybe you people who are complaining have money to burn, most people do not. So, yes, bring on the Wal-Mart along with any other normal town things like resturants that stay open past 7pm and stores that are open after 5pm.
Soon we hope

Little Valley, NY

#4 Feb 25, 2009
We have heard over the past couple of years that Wal-Mart has been in the works for this area. We sure hope it goes through soon! We live less then five minutes from Topsail/Surf City and it is a half a day spent if we need to drive to Wilmington or Jacksonville to shop Wal-Mart! It would save us so much time and gas if we had one in our area.

We would much rather spend the time it takes to make a Wilmington/Jacksonville trip with our family or doing something more productive then sitting in traffic and dealing with road construction...all for a few minutes to pick up a few things.
Who Cares

Hampstead, NC

#5 Sep 11, 2009
We're still waiting for Walmart, Harris Teeter isn't.
No Walmart

Holly Springs, NC

#6 Oct 8, 2013
How the heck are people saying they want a Walmart??!!? I am assuming they work for the company. I moved to Surf City (I actually live here) to get away from the hustle and bustle. Surf City is such a unique, small, precious town that doesn't need a Walmart- or any other big name brand chain store. If I want to go to Walmart, I would gladly drive 25 minutes to Wilmington or Jacksonville. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't put a Walmart here.(I have lived in Washington, DC and San Digeo,CA). I am a big city girl that moved to a small town to get away from it all. NO WALMART!!
Transplant

Bethesda, MD

#7 Oct 23, 2013
I'm a big city person from Washington DC relocating to the unique non-commercial area of Surf City. I would prefer not to drive 25 minutes into the hustle and bustle of Wilmington for common everyday purchases at Walmart prices. I assume it will not be a beachfront establishment, certainly I would love to see one here.
local

Clayton, NC

#8 Nov 7, 2013
Transplant wrote:
I'm a big city person from Washington DC relocating to the unique non-commercial area of Surf City. I would prefer not to drive 25 minutes into the hustle and bustle of Wilmington for common everyday purchases at Walmart prices. I assume it will not be a beachfront establishment, certainly I would love to see one here.
just to let you know the wal mart they are planning is not a super wal mart just market wal mart. Just grocery and pharmacy, something we do not need.

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