Walmart E'town closing

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Mark D Price

Glasgow, KY

#1 May 18, 2013
I have an aunt who lives in Bentonville,Arizona where the corporate home office is located and she was telling me that the Wal Mart store in E'town has been put on a list of about 200 stores that will close in the next 2 years.
amen

United States

#2 May 18, 2013
Good I hope it does. Force people to resort to other businesses besides their "saving grace", "one stop shop" that has run everything else in to the ground.
granny

Vine Grove, KY

#4 May 18, 2013
Sad to see it go!
thumper

Bowling Green, KY

#5 May 18, 2013
would love to see it go
betty

Elizabethtown, KY

#6 May 18, 2013
if this is true then kudos to all the Kroger shoppers and those who support many other local businesses for not sacrificing family values and the expectation of good customer service just to get a low price. but sort of sad for those who work there who will probably lose their jobs very abruptly. hopefully they will give those that can make the drive and chose to do so, the opportunity to transfer to radcliff rather than just leave them jobless. but i wont hold my breath.... walmarts as crooked as they come and just plain horrible to their employees. many a small town has been put under by their corporate greed. there is a documentary called "high cost of a low price" i would challenge anyone who thinks this company is nothing less than scandalous to watch it. have not (and wont) shopped there in almost six months ...and had not shopped there in a year or more before that till last week and nothing has changed that made me stop shopping there in the first place. 25 registers with only ten open....long lines of people. empty shelves and sacks of un stocked items sitting around everywhere..... nary a knowledgeable sales person in sight.... yupp...see ya walmart! wot be back for another year if i can help it.
bull

Elizabethtown, KY

#7 May 19, 2013
etown walmart does fifteen times more business than the radcliff walmart. If they close either it would likely be the one that does the least amount of business.
Also, I heard that they are closing both down to build one in area between etown and radcliff then building another on the south side of etown closer to glendale hodgenville area.

of course we wont know till it happens.

Since: May 11

Shepherdsville, KY

#8 May 19, 2013
I highly doubt this is true. This rumor keeps popping up. Wal-Mart is building new locations all over, even in Shepherdsville. They aren't going to give up the vast amount of money that they make in a city the size of Etown.
watevermynamewan ts2b

United States

#9 May 19, 2013
Arizona ? That alone would keep me from believing this .
Ralph

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 May 19, 2013
Mark D Price wrote:
I have an aunt who lives in Bentonville,Arizona where the corporate home office is located and she was telling me that the Wal Mart store in E'town has been put on a list of about 200 stores that will close in the next 2 years.
Ummm it's Bentonville, Arkansas.. I ought to know this cuz my Mom lives close by and my sister worked for corporate Walmart. I'd love to see Walmart disappear.
go Kroger

Vine Grove, KY

#11 May 19, 2013
betty wrote:
if this is true then kudos to all the Kroger shoppers and those who support many other local businesses for not sacrificing family values and the expectation of good customer service just to get a low price. but sort of sad for those who work there who will probably lose their jobs very abruptly. hopefully they will give those that can make the drive and chose to do so, the opportunity to transfer to radcliff rather than just leave them jobless. but i wont hold my breath.... walmarts as crooked as they come and just plain horrible to their employees. many a small town has been put under by their corporate greed. there is a documentary called "high cost of a low price" i would challenge anyone who thinks this company is nothing less than scandalous to watch it. have not (and wont) shopped there in almost six months ...and had not shopped there in a year or more before that till last week and nothing has changed that made me stop shopping there in the first place. 25 registers with only ten open....long lines of people. empty shelves and sacks of un stocked items sitting around everywhere..... nary a knowledgeable sales person in sight.... yupp...see ya walmart! wot be back for another year if i can help it.
Walmart will not disappear from this area. Perhaps ours is unlike most in larger towns. I am a Kroger loyalist. What few times I go to Walmart here does not make my day.
Bill Waxman

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 May 19, 2013
If you believe for a second that WalMart is considering closing the E-town store you're an IDIOT.
Look at the business they run through there everyday.
WalMart did not become the worlds largest retailer by making stupid decisions.
Mr Price is either: lying, very stupid, or doesn't know where know either where his Aunt lives or where the WalMart corp HQ is.

For all the hate that WalMart gets, they are very beneficial to communities. They provide employment, spur competition, and allow patrons one stop shopping.
OMG

Greensburg, KY

#13 May 19, 2013
Underpaid, low to no benefits, use slave labor to make their products in other countries. Look at the big picture.
Sam Walton

Glasgow, KY

#14 May 19, 2013
I heard they are looking at a site on Lincoln Parkway to hit the southern Etown, Glendale, Hodgenville (and points south) area.
Wow

Lockport, KY

#15 May 19, 2013
Walmart is not leaving etown. I could see them building one of the neighborhood markets elsewhere in town to compete with Kroger.

When was the last time Walmart closed a store and left an area? The etown store is in the best location with the most traffic in the city. You don't ever leave a spot like that.

Walmarts stock price and earnings have been consistent for past couple of years. Companies in that situation do not close stores, they open more.
UGH

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 May 19, 2013
I really hope it DOES close. Elizabethtown would thrive without it. It would be a better town.
UGH

Elizabethtown, KY

#17 May 19, 2013
Bill Waxman wrote:
If you believe for a second that WalMart is considering closing the E-town store you're an IDIOT.
Look at the business they run through there everyday.
WalMart did not become the worlds largest retailer by making stupid decisions.
Mr Price is either: lying, very stupid, or doesn't know where know either where his Aunt lives or where the WalMart corp HQ is.
For all the hate that WalMart gets, they are very beneficial to communities. They provide employment, spur competition, and allow patrons one stop shopping.
Hon, public square is growing, which is awesome. Since Bardstown became named the "best small town in America" Elizabethtown has been trying to improve it's "small town" qualities. I think it would be great if we could stick to the basics and make Elizabethtown a community apart from corporate monsters.
Howard

United States

#18 May 19, 2013
Yesterday must have been the last day of business for them ! I went there earlier today and it was vacant. Nobody even in the parking lot ????
Mark D Price

Glasgow, KY

#19 May 19, 2013
Stupid autofill,,, when I started typing Arkansas it filled in Arizona. Sorry for the typo. My aunt that works there said that the E'town one is closing so that the one in Radcliff will grow and so that people and business will shift that way. There is talk about one of the smaller WalMart neighborhood markets on the south side to try and grow business there. I think it does have to do with competing with Kroger and believe it or not, all the Dollar Generals that are popping up.
As to Bill Waxman, sounds like Walmart is making a pretty strategic move; I guess it is good that they don't have morons like you shooting off their mouth before you know the facts. I assume that you must be an educated idiot to hold such a high opinion of yourself.
pretty darn funny

Whitley City, KY

#20 May 19, 2013
I think it is hilarious to see everyone calling names and throwing insults. Next we can have fights in the parking lot. LOL

Since: May 11

Shepherdsville, KY

#21 May 20, 2013
Howard wrote:
Yesterday must have been the last day of business for them ! I went there earlier today and it was vacant. Nobody even in the parking lot ????
It wasn't empty when I was there. Slow for a Saturday maybe, but in no way vacant.

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