Update on Walmart?

Since: Apr 11

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#1 May 22, 2012
Hi Folks,

I just recently moved to rural area of Sweetwater and haven't kept up with the news. I have heard 2 different stories about Walmart coming here. One: the property they wanted is a flood zone and they are not building there. Two: they will start building in July and will be open by Christmas! Two very different stories - just wondering what you all have heard. Thanks in advance! Susan
anismo2006

United States

#2 Jun 2, 2012
Yes they are building in july doubt be open by christmas. Its not a flood zone it was only checked to see where the flood line ended. if anybody knows wal-mart,they would know a flood zone would not stop them, they knock mountains down and fill gullys to build there stores..nothing is goin to stop them. there is also out parcel stores being talked about to ajoining 20+ acres

Since: Apr 11

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#3 Jun 2, 2012
Hey, thanks very much for the reply! We are new to Sweetwater. This message board is very handy.:)
opened eyes

Athens, TN

#4 Jun 2, 2012
There are already 2 Walmarts close to Sweetwater, they are in Madisonville and Athens.
Truck

Athens, TN

#5 Jun 4, 2012
yaright

Saint-félicien, Canada

#6 Jun 4, 2012
anismo2006 is right, NOTHING will stop them. In Athens, the stopped construction for a couple of days because they found an old civil war cemetery that had been lost for years. It was said in the paper they were certain this was an old graveyard that was referred to in some old journals as being "located west of Athens on a small knoll". They even had some experts check the site, and they noted the graves laid east to west as traditional Christian graves do. The next thing you know, the "experts" changed their minds, it wasn't graves after all, but depressions where trees had blown over and the root balls pulled the dirt up. Like they say, money talks.

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