New firm to check Wal-Mart -- themorningcall.com

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North Whitehall Township Supervisors plan to use a different engineering firm to review traffic associated with a proposed Wal-Mart in Schnecksville to avoid any potential conflicts of interest with the Route ...
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kooper

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Sep 20, 2007
 
SHOP LOCAL....Boycott Wal-Mart. 80% of all goods that WalMart offers are produced in China. Shopping local is the American thing to do, Support your community and keep your money where your house is.
My Taxes at Work

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Sep 20, 2007
 
WE DO NOT,I REPEAT DO NOT NEED ANOTHER WAL-MART!!! 309 cannot handle the traffic it has now.
Widening the raod is not going to help. The traffic on 309 now is just from the people living in the area, back and forth from work and school. Add a cheap chain store and you have a driving nightmare. You will have the trash and the bottom feeders coming in from the cesspool on the city. I quess it is time to GET OUT OF DODGE. The beautiful homes and area landscape will once again loose out to the greedy corp.world!!! Propery values will decline but they do not care.
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Clearly, the public is voting with their wallets and shopping at Wal-Mart.

An American success story.
Fran2sum

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Sep 20, 2007
 
David1206 wrote:
Clearly, the public is voting with their wallets and shopping at Wal-Mart.
An American success story.
David go back to NY you need to get real to stay here in our Vally. We don't need more traffic on 309 and we dont Need another Walmart. Go Back to NY
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Fran2sum wrote:
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David go back to NY you need to get real to stay here in our Vally. We don't need more traffic on 309 and we dont Need another Walmart. Go Back to NY
I live in Allentown. My ISP is in NY.

You may not want anoher Wal-Mart, however the demand is clearly there for additonal stores.

Wal-Mart is not in the charity buisness, spending money to erect new stores and hire people for no return on their investment. The fact is that they are very successful and profitable because they follow the adage of providing the consumer what they need at affordable prices.

And isn't that what America is all about?

Since: Jul 07

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Sep 20, 2007
 
David1206 wrote:
You may not want anoher Wal-Mart, however the demand is clearly there for additonal stores.
Based on what?

Wal-Mart has opened lots of stores, and then walked away leaving a "ghost town". Not only in terms of the now forever-vacant Wal-Mart store, but also in terms of all the local businesses that Wal-Mart put out of business while they were open.

An abandoned Wal-Mart leaves behind no jobs and for those who still have a job, no local store to do their purchases.

Do you really think that Wal-Mart then cares about that abandoned town? They write the town off as easily as they wrote off the building.
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
RideEmCowboy wrote:
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Based on what?
Wal-Mart has opened lots of stores, and then walked away leaving a "ghost town". Not only in terms of the now forever-vacant Wal-Mart store, but also in terms of all the local businesses that Wal-Mart put out of business while they were open.
An abandoned Wal-Mart leaves behind no jobs and for those who still have a job, no local store to do their purchases.
Do you really think that Wal-Mart then cares about that abandoned town? They write the town off as easily as they wrote off the building.
Where are the abandoned Wal-Marts at?

Or are you referring to the former supermarkets, W.T. Grants, Woolworths, and other former stores that haunt some shopping centers?

The fact is that the leigh valley has no shortage of strip shopping centers, many full of small stores that are vibrant and profitable.
PrtyAnml

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Sep 20, 2007
 
RideEmCowboy wrote:
<quoted text>...They write the town off as easily as they wrote off the building.
So do most other large businesses/corporations.
Rob

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Sep 20, 2007
 
You havent proved a need or want for a walmart in the other thread, yet here you are again.

Give it up, you are the minority on this topic.
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I live in Allentown. My ISP is in NY.
You may not want anoher Wal-Mart, however the demand is clearly there for additonal stores.
Wal-Mart is not in the charity buisness, spending money to erect new stores and hire people for no return on their investment. The fact is that they are very successful and profitable because they follow the adage of providing the consumer what they need at affordable prices.
And isn't that what America is all about?
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Rob wrote:
You havent proved a need or want for a walmart in the other thread, yet here you are again.
Give it up, you are the minority on this topic.
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I don't have to. Wal-Mart has to justify economically the expansion to their internal management.

47 households out of 2,000 residents is NOT a majority. Sorry. You're just a spiteful minority that holds up progress for the rest of the people in the area.
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Sep 20, 2007
 
TRIPLE K wrote:
Bring in Walmart, traffic congestion, he!! go down 7th street and you see congestion, 309 is too far away for the PR's to infest, so it would be a decent store, China you say, how about the car you are driving, you think ALL the parts are made in America, buy wooden toys for your little Johnny made in America, see if he likes that under the tree this year, this progress as they say and I bet in that part of town on 309 you will see more Lexus cars, Caddys, Town cars, Hummers, then all your
b!tch!ng will end.. So go with the flow and let Walmart build, I will be at the open house I hope they got food there, OH by the way I live about 5 miles away so COME ON DOWN WALMART!!!!
Go to the Walmart in Trexlertown, I thought that would be too far away for Allentown trash too, But unless you speak spanish only half the workers there can help you.
Ya Ya

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Rob wrote:
You havent proved a need or want for a walmart in the other thread, yet here you are again.
Give it up, you are the minority on this topic.
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Actually he is in the majority ( just look at Walmarts sales ) and you are in the minority. Wal Mart has a right to conduct business just as any other corporation. Being jealous over their sucess is silly and petty.
Rob

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Would you care to wager on which direction the balance of the resident favor?
David1206 wrote:
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I don't have to. Wal-Mart has to justify economically the expansion to their internal management.
47 households out of 2,000 residents is NOT a majority. Sorry. You're just a spiteful minority that holds up progress for the rest of the people in the area.
Rob

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Jealous? Were did you pull that from? Try reading the thread next time genius.
Ya Ya wrote:
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Actually he is in the majority ( just look at Walmarts sales ) and you are in the minority. Wal Mart has a right to conduct business just as any other corporation. Being jealous over their sucess is silly and petty.
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Rob wrote:
Would you care to wager on which direction the balance of the resident favor?
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Have your little hate Wal-Mart rally and see how many people actually show up. Probably enough to have a decent line at one of the Wal-Mart checkouts.

Just because you have blind hatred of Wal-Mart doesn't mean the other residents of the area do.

The full parking lots of Wal-Mart stores tells me what the results would be.
Rob

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Sep 20, 2007
 
You dont comprehend english very well do you?

Were have I said I have a blind hatred for Walmart?

These parking lots you mention are in urban areas or indusrty areas are they not?

You cant face the fact not everyone wants a walmart in thier backyard, accept for you of course
David1206 wrote:
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Have your little hate Wal-Mart rally and see how many people actually show up. Probably enough to have a decent line at one of the Wal-Mart checkouts.
Just because you have blind hatred of Wal-Mart doesn't mean the other residents of the area do.
The full parking lots of Wal-Mart stores tells me what the results would be.
jemster

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#19
Sep 20, 2007
 
Everyone is entitled to their opinions. When urban sprawl and development are knocking on your door, sure you want to keep the door closed and not welcome it. Why wasn't there any opposition to the "elite" developments - Schneck Farms, Parkland Estates, Valley View Estates, Bellview Estates, Park Valley Estates, & so on & so on & so on???? How much have they changed North Whitehall? There's been a huge loss of farmland and open space to housing. Guess it was more profitable to sell the land than preserve it through the County's preservation program. How about instead of a Wal-Mart, the township builds the "North Whitehall Recreation Center" and then watch the taxes go up! But from what I'm reading, a rec center would be more useful than a Wal-Mart? One more thing, from reading the article, they've already started relocating wires/lines/utilities and other road improvements/studies Apparently this Wal-Mart has been in the works for a while? Every fight is worth fighting, just be ready to accept the outcome whichever way it goes.
David1206

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Sep 20, 2007
 
Rob wrote:
You dont comprehend english very well do you?
Were have I said I have a blind hatred for Walmart?
These parking lots you mention are in urban areas or indusrty areas are they not?
You cant face the fact not everyone wants a walmart in thier backyard, accept for you of course
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You don't accept the fact that you and your little group of 47 people aren't "everyone".

If you didn't want the development and wanted to keep your apple orchards in Schnecksville, then the city shouldn't have permitted the homes.

Now these pepole need somewhere to shop. Wal-Mart is a part of the commecial sector, along with supermarkets and strip shopping malls.

Deal with it.

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Sep 20, 2007
 
TRIPLE K wrote:
Bring in Walmart, traffic congestion, he!! go down 7th street and you see congestion, 309 is too far away for the PR's to infest, so it would be a decent store, China you say, how about the car you are driving, you think ALL the parts are made in America, buy wooden toys for your little Johnny made in America, see if he likes that under the tree this year, this progress as they say and I bet in that part of town on 309 you will see more Lexus cars, Caddys, Town cars, Hummers, then all your
b!tch!ng will end.. So go with the flow and let Walmart build, I will be at the open house I hope they got food there, OH by the way I live about 5 miles away so COME ON DOWN WALMART!!!!
Trust me Macungie is far away for them to come and if you go to the Walmart here that is all you see. They car pool out here. If you think the store up on 309 will not be trashed quickly by the PRs you are wrong. That is why I love target.

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Sep 20, 2007
 
David1206 wrote:
Where are the abandoned Wal-Marts at?
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