Wal-Mart to open in Sweetwater

Wal-Mart to open in Sweetwater

There are 93 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Oct 26, 2011, titled Wal-Mart to open in Sweetwater. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

City Officials met today and made the announcement that a Wal-Mart Supercenter is opening in Sweetwater.

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Since: Apr 11

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#83 Oct 28, 2012
wtf wrote:
...Forgot to mention that after the smoke clears Walmart will not replace as many jobs as it takes.
oh, you are probably right about it taking some jobs BUT the folks that work at Ingles and Kmart,etc. aren't thrilled about their present jobs. They are excited about the Walmart. Of course, most jobs do get old after awhile. You don't need to worry, WTF. You live in Athens so it won't affect you much hee hee

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#84 Oct 28, 2012
wtf wrote:
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Nope, it will take at least 300 jobs when it causes other businesses to close and replace them with minimum wage, less than 30 hours a week no benefits Walmart jobs.
Have to chuckle a little bit about this. I don't think anyone working in retail in Sweetwater is making big bucks. Most of them probably make minimum wage right now with few benefits. I doubt that working at Walmart will lower their lifestyle.
wtf

Athens, TN

#85 Oct 28, 2012
True, all 3 businesses mentioned suck to work for, however my point was that Walmart jobs are shitty and in the end Walmart will actually most likely lower the number of jobs in town slightly.
fancyface

Sweetwater, TN

#86 Nov 3, 2012
A Walmart in sweetwater will be a great thing. you will no longer have to run to Athens oe Madisonville. i dont like Ingles or Kmart I will be so Thankful to get a Walmart in Sweetwater! That was the best move Sweetwater has made...
444jklo wrote:
Sweetwater is within a hop and a jump of the Walmart in Athens and Madisonville, a new Walmart in Sweetwater will be in the red its entire existence.
Funny, 5 years ago Kmart was talking about leaving Sweetwater due to low business.
prettygirl

Sweetwater, TN

#87 Nov 3, 2012
Kmart sucks I love walmart walmart has better selection clothes prices etc... ingles and kmart selection is not worth a flip
Someone Else

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#88 Jan 13, 2013
Idk if my question was answered previously on here. If it was, my apologies, but I'd like to find out if anybody knows what restaurant(s) will be inside the Walmart. I've only heard a rumor that it could be Dunkin Donuts, which I think would suck! Anybody have any idea?

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#89 Jan 13, 2013
Someone Else wrote:
Idk if my question was answered previously on here. If it was, my apologies, but I'd like to find out if anybody knows what restaurant(s) will be inside the Walmart. I've only heard a rumor that it could be Dunkin Donuts, which I think would suck! Anybody have any idea?
Good question - I would like to know about the restaurant(s)also. Hopefully, someone out there will have some info.
Waaaaaa

Sevierville, TN

#90 Jan 14, 2013
Susan54 wrote:
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Good question - I would like to know about the restaurant(s)also. Hopefully, someone out there will have some info.
Well the news I have on a restaurant in Wal-Mart is not really anything great. Are you ready?(drumroll) It's just going to be another Subway. However, my sources (which by the way I have been accurate up to this point) say that an Ihop is not rumored but locked in on coming. It will be inside the new Super 8 motel, which was just purchased on Murray's Chapel Road (old Magnusson). Also that the new owner has already submitted preliminary plans on about 2 million dollars in renovations. Furthermore I can't say specifics just yet but there have been several letters of interest and possible intent of other restaurants and businesses coming to the area. One of those being, a well-known steakhouse, like Logan's. Again I hope this helps. If I find out any updates I will surely submit them as I can. Just for FYI some walls of the Walmart have already started going up.:)

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#91 Jan 14, 2013
Waaaaaa wrote:
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Well the news I have on a restaurant in Wal-Mart is not really anything great. Are you ready?(drumroll) It's just going to be another Subway. However, my sources (which by the way I have been accurate up to this point) say that an Ihop is not rumored but locked in on coming. It will be inside the new Super 8 motel, which was just purchased on Murray's Chapel Road (old Magnusson). Also that the new owner has already submitted preliminary plans on about 2 million dollars in renovations. Furthermore I can't say specifics just yet but there have been several letters of interest and possible intent of other restaurants and businesses coming to the area. One of those being, a well-known steakhouse, like Logan's. Again I hope this helps. If I find out any updates I will surely submit them as I can. Just for FYI some walls of the Walmart have already started going up.:)
Thanks for the info! I'm not thrilled but not really shocked about Subway. Surely, the other Subway wil close and just move into Walmart I would think. I really like the idea of the IHOP and the steakhouse coming to town! If anyone hears anything about an Arby's moving anywhere in town, please post it. Thats the one I really want! I also wouldn't be mad if a Zaxby's, a Central Park, and a Krystal showed up too. ;-)
I'm also curious if a Dollar Tree might spring up too. It seems to me that where theres a Walmart, theres a Dollar Tree!
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#92 Jan 15, 2013
Susan54 wrote:
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You are right! Newspaper said the new Walmart will create 300 new jobs in Sweetwater.
I highly doubt Wal-mart will have 300 employees, but if you consider "building" Wal-Mart and employees then yes it would total 300, but about 150 people are not going to have a job when it is complete.

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#93 Jan 15, 2013
Waaaaaa wrote:
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Well the news I have on a restaurant in Wal-Mart is not really anything great. Are you ready?(drumroll) It's just going to be another Subway. However, my sources (which by the way I have been accurate up to this point) say that an Ihop is not rumored but locked in on coming. It will be inside the new Super 8 motel, which was just purchased on Murray's Chapel Road (old Magnusson). Also that the new owner has already submitted preliminary plans on about 2 million dollars in renovations. Furthermore I can't say specifics just yet but there have been several letters of interest and possible intent of other restaurants and businesses coming to the area. One of those being, a well-known steakhouse, like Logan's. Again I hope this helps. If I find out any updates I will surely submit them as I can. Just for FYI some walls of the Walmart have already started going up.:)
Waaaaaa, thanks for the update! Hey, I am just happy about the Walmart - even if it didn't have any restaurants along with it. The IHOP or a new steakhouse would be great in Sweetwater. Keep us updated, Waaaaa.
baileey

Madisonville, TN

#94 Feb 8, 2013
Alright, this is just stupid. I live in Sweetwater, and if I want some thing from Walmart, I just get off my ass and go get it. Yall should just get off your lazy asses, and go to Madisonville.

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#95 Feb 8, 2013
baileey wrote:
Alright, this is just stupid. I live in Sweetwater, and if I want some thing from Walmart, I just get off my ass and go get it. Yall should just get off your lazy asses, and go to Madisonville.
No, we want our very own Walmart right here in Sweetwater. But you can still drive to Madisonville if you want to. haha Hey, just lighten up and have a great weekend. Weather is supposed to be great.

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