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

There are 35 comments on the The Morning Call story from Sep 20, 2007, titled New firm to check Wal-Mart -- themorningcall.com. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

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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Rob

Bethlehem, PA

#25 Sep 20, 2007
Nor do you accept the fact that you dont speak for everyone.

As far as shopping goes, where do you think weve been shopping before? There is an infrastructe already in place that fits everyones needs.

Perhaps you should keep your opinions to Allentown as its such a gem in the Valley.
David1206 wrote:
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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.

Since: Aug 07

Macungie, PA

#26 Sep 20, 2007
TRIPLE K wrote:
SOOOOO FUNNNY, why is Target any different???? Classier store , only ever been there once and it was ok , and the prices werent to bad but in the electronics area Wally really got them all beat, if they have the item in stock...AHHHH I dont think the PR's will infest this store and if they hire me to be the Chief Greeter, after I ram their ankles enough they will go away or spray fabreeze in their area after they get a cart, boy am I bad eh???
:)Good luck

Since: Aug 07

Macungie, PA

#27 Sep 20, 2007
Shopping at Target is much pleasant than walmart. Prices are not better but the shopping experience is. The employees are happier to help when you have a question instead of the BLANK looks that you get from the employees at Walmart. Also at Target I do not have to shop with little kids running around with no discipline like at Walmart. I love kids, I have my own but at Walmart CERTAIN breeds are out of hand. Of course you will have this under control when you are greeter.hehe
Hank B

Allentown, PA

#28 Sep 20, 2007
I have nothing against Wal-Mart, I just have a beef with all huge retailers who sell third world crap and have the power (through their lobbyists) to control our government.
Because we are in a capitalist country we can vote with our dollars. I for one have not given Walmart a cent in years and if I have to spend more to buy something from a local store, then so be it. I want to support the people living in my community. I can't imagine anyone being against that.
We should repeal nafta and cafta and restore mfg jobs to our country. We still have blue collar people here, even though the government seems to think we're all so wealthy.

Since: Mar 07

Allentown PA

#30 Sep 20, 2007
RideEmCowboy wrote:
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Bunkie, LA
Lakewood, CO
Jonquiere, CN
Shreveport, LA
Shall I need to continue?
How many abandoned Sears, J.C. Pennys, K-Marts, and supermarkets are there ?

Since: Mar 07

Allentown PA

#31 Sep 20, 2007
David1206 wrote:
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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.
Forget it David. These stubborn PA Duchmen don't believe in any kind of modern conviences for the people who live in the rural areas.

All they want is their farms and all the manure smells that come from them when you drive by them. The people that bought homes (from those same Dutchmen who decided to sell their land to developers) are just supposed to drive miles and miles away for anything they need.

Until these people come to their senses (which I seriously doubt they will) we are just stuck with these people and their pitchforks and hay wagons.

The fact is that Wal-Mart will be built and you'll find all these nutcases in there shopping.

“Tolerance and reason”

Since: Apr 07

Lehigh County

#32 Sep 20, 2007
Out of over 4,000 Wal-Mart stores, they don't close many; probably a lower percentage than most retail chains. The majority of those closed are not because Wal-Mart is leaving town, but because they locate in a larger building nearby.
Brent457 wrote:
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How many abandoned Sears, J.C. Pennys, K-Marts, and supermarkets are there ?
Schneckadelphian

Coplay, PA

#33 Sep 20, 2007
Triple K, you have my vote for greeter extraordinaire. I hope you have your application in, but maybe, just maybe, if they keep the Whitehall store open your job will be uneventful and those type of people will stay in their own parts and not infest this neck of the woods.
Schneckadelphian

Coplay, PA

#34 Sep 20, 2007
to kooper and all: As a life-long resident in the area (and not one with pitch fork and hay wagon, mind you), I'm all in favor of supporting local businesses, but help me out here with the "boycot WalMart" and "support your community" thing...
If I want some groceries, what are my choices? Weis/Kings where they certainly aren't known for having many bargains. Super WalMarts have basically the same groceries as any other grocery store, but usually at considerable savings. Coca Cola, Fruit Loops and Kleenex are the same, no matter which store they are from. None of which is produced in China by the way. So what other things does a WalMart sell that I should buy locally and not from them? Clothing? Guess what, there are no clothing stores in Schnecksville. Household goods? Guess what, people in Schnecksville drive to another WalMart, K-Mart, Target or similar (using gas and tying up other people's roads) to buy the same stuff. So what else does that leave? Garden Center, Sporting Goods, Hardware, Automotive, etc. Can you buy this stuff locally? Maybe. Will the local hardware store or auto parts store go out of business because they build a WalMart? NO. Probably not. Many studies have been and have decidedly noted that any local shop or Mom and Pop store that was worth the space it took up saw no decrease in business when big box stores moved into the area. If someone wants a cheap quart of oil, maybe they'll buy it at WalMart, but you'll still have to go to NAPA or somewhere similar if you want an oil filter for your '67 Mustang (or your '79 Ford pick up truck with three shades of rust and your '47 John Deere with high powered manure slinger - for all of you who may want to interject a wise comment). So now tell me again, why should I boycott WalMart?
Concered NWT Taxpayer

United States

#36 Sep 21, 2007
The sad thing about this is that the Wal-Mart will likely be developed. The Planning Commission has a defeatist attitude and based on some of their comments at the meeting this past Tuesday, they don't even want to listen to taxpayers who don't want it. They are not willing to try and stop it from what I saw. We need to oust them and get new younger people on the Planning Commissione with vision.

Since: Sep 07

Schnecksville, PA

#37 Sep 23, 2007
Concered NWT Taxpayer wrote:
The sad thing about this is that the Wal-Mart will likely be developed. The Planning Commission has a defeatist attitude and based on some of their comments at the meeting this past Tuesday, they don't even want to listen to taxpayers who don't want it. They are not willing to try and stop it from what I saw. We need to oust them and get new younger people on the Planning Commissione with vision.
The planning commission is nothing but an advisory board appointed by the supervisors, the supervisors routinely ignore the commissions recomendations so the lack of vision rests with the supervisors. The firm SSM which Mr. Stahley appointed to look at the traffic for wal-mart, has an employee on the planning commission so the attempt to avoid the apperance of a conflict of interest is hollow. The supervisors representative to the planning commission is Ronald Heintzelman, and to anyone that routinely sees Mr. Heintzelman at a public meeting knows he is nothing but a yes man for supervisor Stahley, I encourage anyone to directly question Mr. Heintzelman on wal-mart or any other matter and with out Mr. Stahley interrupting you will be given a vague answer if any answer at all from Mr. Heintzelman. The tax payers of North Whitehall need to wake up and see that there board of supervisors lack the abilities and qualifications to run an township of this size. The three man board in actuality is Mr. Stahley as the Dictator and Mr. Stout and Mr. Heintzelman as the yes men and year after year they appoint themselves to high paying jobs at your expense. So if you are counting on the supervisors to stop wal-mart good luck!!!
walking distance

Allentown, PA

#38 Aug 11, 2008
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
Don't want more traffic, keep your legs crossed

Since: Oct 07

Schnecksville PA

#39 Aug 11, 2008
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.

Actually its a population of of over 16,000, Not 2000 likethe NWSD Propaganda letters state. The Coropate Backed NWSD is indeed a very small minority who are making a lot of noise they have no support, evidented by the fact that every one of their fundraiser events have been cancelled due to lack of intrest.
walking distance

Allentown, PA

#40 Aug 11, 2008
kooper wrote:
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.
Boycott Walmart? What kind drug are you on?
Fatal Beauty?

Tell you what. When gas hits .29 cents a gallon, bread goes back to .05 cents and I can heat my home for under $300.oo a year again - IF
IF I can find some reason to boycott Walmart, I'll take that under consideration for 40-50 years.

(Why are they so anxious to pay so much more for the SAME items?)
aug 08

Allentown, PA

#41 Sep 27, 2008
yeah

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