Davie: Wal-Mart hopes U.S. court will...

Davie: Wal-Mart hopes U.S. court will give it OK to build

There are 30 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Oct 19, 2007, titled Davie: Wal-Mart hopes U.S. court will give it OK to build. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Wal-Mart has not given up on plans to build a 24-hour superstore in Davie. The retail giant wants to build a 203,000-square-foot store at Orange and University drives.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Paleez

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Oct 20, 2007
The US Court does not have to live next to it. What if the court doesn't care if they turn our residential neighborhood into a slum.

And it will ruin the stores at the same intersection that have been there for 30 years such as Publix. Loyal businesses that have served this community for many years when there is already a 24 Walmart 2 minutes down the same road. Why would you need a huge crime and traffic monster right smack in the CENTER of your town?

If they pass it I will be convinced that the court is easier bought than our local council.
Deerfiled Beach

AOL

#2 Oct 20, 2007
Paleez wrote:
The US Court does not have to live next to it. What if the court doesn't care if they turn our residential neighborhood into a slum.
And it will ruin the stores at the same intersection that have been there for 30 years such as Publix. Loyal businesses that have served this community for many years when there is already a 24 Walmart 2 minutes down the same road. Why would you need a huge crime and traffic monster right smack in the CENTER of your town?
If they pass it I will be convinced that the court is easier bought than our local council.
If their is a 24 hr WalMart down the road, they probaly will close that one once the new store is built.
AWESOME

Portage, MI

#3 Oct 20, 2007
more, let's keep davie in the past not bring in more $$ since the tax cuts. Why would publix close???? the thinking is so backwards,,,look at IKEA, Davie blocked that,,,many of the people who go shooping, frequent local stores, resturants, etc, therefore bringimg money with them. why try to stay in old florida? let's keep the overgrown field there, good use
NEW ATTITUDE

Durham, NC

#4 Oct 20, 2007
Paleez wrote:
The US Court does not have to live next to it. What if the court doesn't care if they turn our residential neighborhood into a slum.
And it will ruin the stores at the same intersection that have been there for 30 years such as Publix. Loyal businesses that have served this community for many years when there is already a 24 Walmart 2 minutes down the same road. Why would you need a huge crime and traffic monster right smack in the CENTER of your town?
If they pass it I will be convinced that the court is easier bought than our local council.
SERIOUSLY, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE PLAZA ON THE S. SIDE OF GRIFFEN @ UNIVERISTY? I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU... IT'S ALREADY A DUMP! LET THEM BUILD THE WALMART - IT'LL SAVE A LOT OF DAVIE RESIDENTS FROM HAVING TO DRIVE WEST TO FLAMINGO, AND GIVE JOBS TO THOSE WHO SUPPORT MASS TRANSIT. IT WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY OVERALL.
liveinweston

Miami, FL

#5 Oct 20, 2007
Funny, Davie had no problem approving the Commons (the size of Sawgrass)next to Weston. Then does want a Wal-Mart Super Center?
lotsawana

Miami, FL

#6 Oct 20, 2007
Paleez wrote:
The US Court does not have to live next to it. What if the court doesn't care if they turn our residential neighborhood into a slum.
And it will ruin the stores at the same intersection that have been there for 30 years such as Publix. Loyal businesses that have served this community for many years when there is already a 24 Walmart 2 minutes down the same road. Why would you need a huge crime and traffic monster right smack in the CENTER of your town?
If they pass it I will be convinced that the court is easier bought than our local council.
if the court agrees, then i will be convinced that Wal Mart was right and Davie Commission members were wrong and that people who bought next to vacant commercial land should stop their whining when someone who owns the land wants to build on it. i decree that you can never sell your house. oh, wait, i can't do that. you have rights. just like every other property owner. boohoo, walmart wants to build next to me. boohoo. help me, Davie, by taking away someone elses constitutional rights. help me. help me. i can't take care of myself. help me. go live in a communist country if you want to be a communist.
Common Sense

Vero Beach, FL

#7 Oct 20, 2007
I love the people who but a home next to a vacant commercial lot and complains of noise and traffic when a commercial development goes there. This Wal-Mart is proposed to go on University Drive, the busiest retail corridor in Broward. If Wal-Mart can't build on University Drive, then where else should they build? They have a constitutional right to build there. They own the land. It is zoned for commercial development. The city is 100% wrong.
DPD

United States

#9 Oct 20, 2007
AWESOME wrote:
more, let's keep davie in the past not bring in more $$ since the tax cuts. Why would publix close???? the thinking is so backwards,,,look at IKEA, Davie blocked that,,,many of the people who go shooping, frequent local stores, resturants, etc, therefore bringimg money with them. why try to stay in old florida? let's keep the overgrown field there, good use
Not to mention, that the Davie Police and Fire Departments are handling all of the accidents from 595 and s.w. 136 avenue for nothing. What a mess.
G R P

Jupiter, FL

#11 Apr 28, 2008
The reason the problem exists is that the Davie Town Council listens to whoever happens to be in the building at the time of the hearing. The Wallmart would help the tax base at a time that the Town plans on cutting services. I hope they decide to drop this, as there going to lose. They already lost one suit on the same location. I hope they don't make the same mistake as they did with IKEA. If the legal bills were being paid with the officils own money. We wouldn't be in court.
WellWell

United States

#12 May 3, 2008
I used to be against the idea of a Walmart big box moving in across the street from a Publix that has served this neighborhood for many years. Now I don't care. Publix doesn't give a hoot about their long time customers. p.s. don't ever mention to the manager in that publix that the help don't speak your language. You'll get heckled the next time you go in because the mgr has a biiiiiiig mouth.

Gooooooo Walmart!!!!!!!!! Who cares any more. I need another place to shop!
East Davie

United States

#13 Jun 4, 2008
Yea for Walmart! Let's get one in eastern Davie so we can save gas, and don't have to drive to Flamingo Rd!
Davie resident

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#14 Oct 18, 2009
I think that we have the same right as other residents of different areas of the USA to have a Wal Mart and to save 35 % over Pulix's highway robbery prices
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#15 Oct 19, 2009
Walmarts meat sucks and the savings over Publix are almost nothing....guess your just the company you keep....
00Tina14

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#16 Jun 5, 2010
Why should WalMart have to build a new building when there are SO MANY empty shopping centers in Davie, Fl?? We who reside in Davie came here for the green, open spaces.I have lived here for over 30 years, and I cherish the wide open spaces, horses walking everywhere... We do not need any more building in our town. Super Target is bad enough...don't add to it...use existing space, make it fit your needs. Then, maybe everyone will not be so down on WalMart coming to Davie!!!
Camille

AOL

#18 Sep 20, 2010
You guys need Walmart there to bring down your taxes a bit. Your property taxes wind up being two percent of the value of the home you reside in. I live in Sunrise and the taxes are cheaper probably because of Sawgrass Mall and many other places there. I used to live in Davie and I remember how high the taxes were. I think the people who go to college down the road from there would appreciate it due to the low prices. They only have Publix down where they are also. Winn Dixie is going out of business and I don't think shopping at Food Town is a safe bet.
Go Blue

Lake Worth, FL

#19 Sep 21, 2010
Screw Walmart......
asd

Boca Raton, FL

#20 Oct 27, 2010
when will it open
joanne

West Palm Beach, FL

#21 Mar 30, 2011
I have experenced it in alot of towns i have lived in once the walmart comes in so does the crime and the one in oklahoma they used the parking lot to drop off unwanted dogs and cats what a mess that was the joke in town was if you need a dog just go to walmart at night. The new on in north miami is so dirty and nasty and unfriendly and parking lot is very scary it is a hang out. i say no no walmart you are rich enough leave davie alone.

Zaius-PhD

“The doctor is in.”

Since: Apr 11

Davie, FL

#22 Apr 20, 2011
joanne wrote:
I have experenced it in alot of towns i have lived in once the walmart comes in so does the crime and the one in oklahoma they used the parking lot to drop off unwanted dogs and cats what a mess that was the joke in town was if you need a dog just go to walmart at night. The new on in north miami is so dirty and nasty and unfriendly and parking lot is very scary it is a hang out. i say no no walmart you are rich enough leave davie alone.
Give me a break. Yankees have already infested South Florida and brought their liberalism, crime and drugs. At this point Broward can only get better.
Storm

United States

#23 May 10, 2011
Maybe they will make the existing Walmart in Cooper City a Super. Looks like they are remoldeling that store. Have you been there lately...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

West Palm Beach Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
grittiest streets in Palm Beach County (Mar '08) 3 hr Go Blue Forever 28
News Man named Vladimir Putin arrested at Publix in ... 4 hr Stephany McDowell 1
News Vast Right, Alt-Right, Dead Right? 11 hr RMG EL Rey de Tra... 2
News West Palm police: Man sustained broken jaw, bro... Mon Go Blue Forever 1
News Florida Woman Fights To Keep Pet Pig (Sep '09) Mon lovelakeworth 9
Allison and Teresa ='s Two Aug 27 Creatures with Ba... 4
News a You Know the Duggars. Have You Met Bill Clint... (May '15) Aug 26 Ivanas deportation 3

West Palm Beach Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

West Palm Beach Mortgages