Residents are Pleased: Wal-Mart to sell its land in Marvin

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Wal-Mart is selling the site of a planned Supercenter in the Marvin area in western Union County, ending a contentious, six-year battle with nearby residents. Full Story
Jeff Merriott

Charlotte, NC

#1 Jan 30, 2008
I hope to never see one of these upscale citizens at any Wal-Mart in the future and I do hope their precious property doesn't go down the tubes. This is a loss to the area and the residents only see greed.
Allen Smith

Charlotte, NC

#2 Jan 31, 2008
Jeff Merriott wrote:
I hope to never see one of these upscale citizens at any Wal-Mart in the future and I do hope their precious property doesn't go down the tubes. This is a loss to the area and the residents only see greed.
Mr. Merriott,
The fight wasn't about Walmart it was about the zoning for the land. The proposed site plan for Walmart barely fit on the property and did not conform to the Land Use Plan for Union County.Please understand the facts before you comment.
Jeff Merriott

Charlotte, NC

#3 Feb 1, 2008
Allen Smith wrote:
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Mr. Merriott,
The fight wasn't about Walmart it was about the zoning for the land. The proposed site plan for Walmart barely fit on the property and did not conform to the Land Use Plan for Union County.Please understand the facts before you comment.
It's more about "NOT IN MY BACKYARD", I fully understand. It's you that can't see straight.
Allen Smith

Lawrenceville, GA

#4 Feb 1, 2008
Jeff Merriott wrote:
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It's more about "NOT IN MY BACKYARD", I fully understand. It's you that can't see straight.
Oh really? Do you know anything about the Land Use Ordinance for Union County? Have you ever read it? Again, I would advise you to read the ordinance before commenting on it from an emotional perspective.
Rebel Rouser

Indian Trail, NC

#5 Feb 2, 2008
Maybe they'll get it annexed into Charlotte{or even little Mexico}.
George McGinn

United States

#6 Feb 10, 2008
Jeff is right. It's all about arrogant yankees afraid of the scary NASCAR types that shop at Wal-mart. Not in my back yard precisely. I'm glad Wal-mart woke up and realized that those people are not worth the effort. Instead, they can have overpriced boutiques that barely survive by ripping off rich people that care more about being seen as an equal by their richer neighbors than actually having a quality life. The old cliche' about dressing up a pig comes to mind, that area is nothing but swampland. Wait until their homes start sinking...hahahaha
nikky

AOL

#7 Feb 17, 2008
I would have liked to have had a walmart in the area. Would have kept me from having to travel outside our area. But hey we have plenty of Harris Teeters and CVS's to shop at. And a new Target coming in woohoo I quess I could get a second job to be able to afford to shop where I live!
nikky

AOL

#8 Feb 17, 2008
Oh and George I'm a yankee a damn yankee as a matter of fact. (sorry)
the Duke of Fort Monroe

Norfolk, VA

#9 Mar 11, 2010
So how would you people of Charlotte, NC like to see Army Base Fort Monroe be transformed into a national historic Park!?
the Duke of Fort Monroe

Norfolk, VA

#11 Mar 13, 2010
So how would you people of Charlotte, NC like to see the transformation of Army Base Fort Monroe into a national historic park!?

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