Ulysses Walmart plans moving forward

Ulysses Walmart plans moving forward

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concerned citizen

Hugoton, KS

#1 Jul 16, 2010
This is in todays G.C. Paper. WOW!!!!!!

Ulysses Walmart plans moving forward
Published 7/16/2010 in Local News
By The Telegram
Plans are under way to accept bids for the Walmart project in Ulysses, according to Ulysses Mayor Thad Kistler.
Kistler said this morning that $150,000 has been budgeted for traffic improvements near the future site.
The Walmart will be built near the last set of houses on Kansas Highway 160 between Hampton Avenue and the highway, Kistler said. A bid date has been set for May 2011, and Kistler said the project completion date is projected for the beginning of 2012.
"There's always the possibility of the schedule being moved up, and I think the community would like that," he said.
Kistler said with the money budgeted for traffic improvements, the area zoned for the business, and plans to extend water and sewer to the property, the project is in good shape.
Officials had been waiting for a traffic study to be conducted from the Kansas Department of Transportation to make safety considerations.
Walmart representatives have said the store could add 125 to 175 jobs in Ulysses, depending on the season, in its 100,000-square-foot store.

http://www.gctelegram.com/news/uly-walmart-7-...
farmer blll

Hugoton, KS

#2 Jul 16, 2010
Say goodbye to most of the small businesses in town.
Cory

Ulysses, KS

#3 Jul 16, 2010
farmer blll wrote:
Say goodbye to most of the small businesses in town.
Just stop!
Anonymous

Ulysses, KS

#4 Jul 17, 2010
To bad the world ends 2012..... A walmart would have been nice.
Lie-Me-An-Alibi

Holcomb, KS

#5 Jul 17, 2010
farmer blll wrote:
Say goodbye to most of the small businesses in town.
Nothing like a Wal-Mart to bring competition to the city.
The Joker

Ulysses, KS

#6 Jul 18, 2010
Al Gore invented Walmart.
Ulysses

Moscow, KS

#7 Jul 18, 2010
you say competition? Wal-Mart, sure they undercut the small business a little in price, but not in service. Small business, that is most every retail business in Ulysses. They are all small. So, cut them out..........and I guess everyone has to go to work at Wal-Mart. That does not sound so good to me. We should appreciate our Mom and Pop stores here in Ulysses that Ulysses owned and operated, and support them.
Lie-Me-An-Alibi

Holcomb, KS

#8 Jul 18, 2010
Go buy an oil filter, air filter, oil, or tools, those items are very expensive, when compared to Walmart prices. I drive to GC to buy such items as well as food while there. I can't find a decent paper back book to read unless I pay full price. To what small businesses are you referring? Main street is dead, unless you want to buy trinkets. I am a patron of Ace Hardwaare, ALCO, and parts stores when I need a part for my vehicles. I patronize the local mechanics and grocery stores, yes if I can save pennies than I will, as well as every other resident of Ulysses. Last but not least Walmart will have the only clean public restrooms in town, drawing those who pass through to stop in, maybe spend some dollars in our town.

Since: Jun 10

Moscow, KS

#9 Jul 20, 2010
Well I just want to say that prices are higher here but know what I can NEVER find what I need at Alco!!! And I'm serious. I always try to find things that need like clothes or shoes for my kids and I can't find It here! Sometime my boys will need something for a certain sport and I can never find it here in Ulysses!! I always end up going to garden city! As much as I want to support our town and small businesses in town I can't! Wal Mart always has what I need and not only that but I have choices there too! Which I like!! So my deal is I can NEVER find what I am looking for here in Ulysses!!
optimistic

Hugoton, KS

#10 Jul 20, 2010
Wal-Mart is certain to be a boost to our local economy. Main Street has struggled for years, and it is possible the increased customer traffic brought in by Wal-Mart will be a benefit to the businesses located there. As far as local businesses closing, is that really a big deal? Think of it rather of high prices closing, poor inventory levels closing, and inconvenience closing. I can also think of a few local businesses that are managed quite competently and doubtless will adapt to this challenge versus complaining and eventually closing.
al gore

United States

#11 Jul 20, 2010
Yea everything can close down an the whole town can just go work at wal mart! all though i do like to shop at wally world i think that it would killthis small town! come on people think about it this is not garden city it will not work here quit complaining and drive an hour get out of town or whatever
optimistic

Hugoton, KS

#12 Jul 20, 2010
al gore wrote:
Yea everything can close down an the whole town can just go work at wal mart! all though i do like to shop at wally world i think that it would killthis small town! come on people think about it this is not garden city it will not work here quit complaining and drive an hour get out of town or whatever
For the sake of discussion, elaborate on how Wal-Mart would kill this town. I understand that the business owners may personally suffer financially, but the number of jobs in town would not be reduced nor would the dollars spent in Ulysses. Do you have a specific example of a business or businesses that if it or they were to close it would negatively affect the overall economy of Ulysses?
ok ok

Mcloud, OK

#13 Jul 20, 2010
what bussiness will suffer? apparel - the main place to get u town tigers stuff is on main not walmart. flowers and catering. dont think they deliver flowers and on caterining its all quality not quantity. the mexican bakeries will do fine cause of thier knowlege of callin cards and they will get in what one ask for ex( mexican cds piniatas and its all authentic) and the used clothing store has more name brand apparel. and wal mart dont to massages and dont rent out movies(redbox is a different story). and people i know go to local drug stores only. computer accesories are cheap at walmart but recent changes have bogged down the tech side of walmart. ex. keyboards, mice monitors and ready made hardware availibe at walmart. and whats not RAM chips motherboards modems and knowlegable staff only avialible from in town bussiness. ace will have competion but that will lower prices. walmart will help the guy that need a quick tool or somethin. but as for the weekend builder or hobbiest ace and local lumber will be better cause again quality not quantity. well if i missed anything let me know. and the art store please behave. you need to inport ANYTHING people want. not just your fat cat paintings. that will prolly tank and good riddins.
Letting you know

Del Rio, TX

#14 Jul 20, 2010
Yeah, you missed the whole question, duh! reading comprehension ppl jeez.
ok ok

Floresville, TX

#15 Jul 20, 2010
just sayin why they wouldnt. Draw your own conclusion
agree

Hugoton, KS

#16 Jul 21, 2010
The only pleace in town to buy clothes is trend setters. If you can afford to buy from there you are not going to buy from Walmart anyway. There are only 2 store I see it hurting. Alco and Daves. I don't go into Daves because of the smell. It stinks! Alco don't have much either. I hardley go into Alco. I get what I need at Ace or Doller Genral. I will shop at walmart. I also will still shop at Ace. and Russ.

Since: Dec 07

Ulysses, KS

#17 Jul 21, 2010
If you can afford to shop at russ' then you probably aren't the kind to shop at walmart either. Same way with Big R. Daves did used to stink but they have really cleaned it up in there.
World Traveller

League City, TX

#18 Jul 22, 2010
Everyone in opposition to Ulysses getting a Wal-Mart needs to quit being upset. You'll probably die of old age before Wal-Mart Ulysses finally is built and opened. How many years has this discussion been going on? 5-7 years? And how many times has the planned project been confirmed? Several. OK OK its coming, but when?
World Traveller

League City, TX

#19 Jul 22, 2010
I know a perfect place where they could put the Ulysses Wal-Mart...right next to the NEW ETHANOL PLANT!!! Have you driven by there lately?
toilet talker

Moscow, KS

#20 Jul 22, 2010
Lie-Me-An-Alibi wrote:
Go buy an oil filter, air filter, oil, or tools, those items are very expensive, when compared to Walmart prices. I drive to GC to buy such items as well as food while there. I can't find a decent paper back book to read unless I pay full price. To what small businesses are you referring? Main street is dead, unless you want to buy trinkets. I am a patron of Ace Hardwaare, ALCO, and parts stores when I need a part for my vehicles. I patronize the local mechanics and grocery stores, yes if I can save pennies than I will, as well as every other resident of Ulysses. Last but not least Walmart will have the only clean public restrooms in town, drawing those who pass through to stop in, maybe spend some dollars in our town.
CLEAN Bathrooms, that would be a first for wal mart. i dont know what wal mart you visit but the bathrooms when i have gone in there have been terrible for so much traffic. as much as they make there, they should hire a full time attendant!

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