Retailers object to a Walmart in Westerville | The Columbus Dispatch

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Some Westerville retailers have a message for those involved in Wal-Mart's effort to open a store in the Westerville Square Shopping Center: Not so fast.
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Jason

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Westerville needs to do something with that eyesore. Watchin it deteriorate before our eyes, it's time to take your medicine and let the developer do what needs done, build a new facility and create jobs!
Julie

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Please make Walmart go away. The housing market is already down, I don't Walmart's help to depreciate the value of my home.
grty209

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Abraham Lincoln did away with slavery in 1865 Sam Walton and his family brought it back may they rot in Hell!!!
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Walmart will go down eventually due to three things mistreatment of their workers, horrible customer service, and forcing the vendors to sell their products below what it cost for them to manufacture them. Best solution for everyone that dislikes Walmart DONT SHOP THERE! They are not the only game in town.
gdvczx

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Nov 17, 2011
 
Hoodie wrote:
For those of you that notice some people are out of state. Consider that Thanksgiving is around the corner.
Keep the ghetto out of westerville.
I have quoted the following for truth.
"Once WalMart is in place, the rest of the shopping center will be full of business opportunities.
1. Check Cashing Stand
2. Liqour Store
3. Gun Store
4. Food Stamp office
5. Jubba Market
6. Used tire store
7. Cigarette, lottery outlet
8. Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority
Plus we can put a giant Cota bus center out front where the car wash used to be. "
A nuclear waste dump, a strip club. a refuse dump would be a better option than that POS corporation ChinaJunkMart.
Kabangi Bonsoom

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Jan 26, 2012
 
Yoyo Zipdick wrote:
NOT NEEDED. We have enough Wally World stores around the north east side now. The city sure does not need another one. The small trip down to Morse road or over to Route 23 in Powell is small enough that we can all make that drive. It makes more sense for some other types of stores to build in that strip mall, like a store like the old Sunflower Organic market ( they had three stores) here in town? They had the best produce and the best prices in town!! Where is the consideration to bring in smaller retailers to help spur the job growth and the economy?????? We have the retail talent here to build and run a store like that, we just need a few people to step up and help the finances to start a store like that. Sure would be nice for all those needing jobs and for all the shoppers wanting more choices. Norman Plankey:'Bubbles In My Beer Micro Penis'
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value is not a bad word wrote:
Voice of Reason- please state some facts. Please cite your sources. I get tired.....
We get tired of ignorance as well. Here 'ya go:

This is cited information from the production team of Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price.( http://www.walmartmovie.com/facts.php )

1. WAL-MART Drives Down Retail Wages $3 BILLION Every Year

•Source: Arindrajit Dube, "Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings throughout the Retail Sector in Urban and Rural Counties" [PDF File], UC Berkeley Labor Center, November 2005.

2.$86 MILLION a Year to California Taxpayers

•In 2004, a study released the UC Berkeley Labor Center found that "reliance by Wal-Mart workers on public assistance programs in California comes at a cost to taxpayers of an estimated $86 million annually; this is comprised of $32 million in health related expenses and $54 million in other assistance."
•Source: Ken Jacobs and Arindrajit Dube, "Hidden Costs of Wal-Mart Jobs" [PDF file], UC Berkeley Labor Center, August 2, 2004.

3. ALABAMA: 3,864 Children of WAL-MART Employees are Enrolled in Medicaid

•"Retail giant Wal-Mart tops the list of companies in Alabama whose employees have children on Medicaid, the [Montgomery] Advertiser reported, citing state records. Wal-Mart workers' children account for 3,864 children on the Medicaid rolls at a cost between $5.8 million and $8.2 million."
•Source: Associated Press, "Wal-Mart No. 1 in Employee Medicaid," The Decatur Daily, February 23, 2005

4. In Texas it is estimated that they cheated workers out of up to one hundred and fifty million dollars in unpaid wages

•"In a recently certified class-action suit in Texas on behalf of more than 200,000 current and former Wal-Mart workers, statisticians estimate that the company underpaid its Texas workers by $150 million over four years by not paying them for the many times they worked during their daily 15-minute breaks. That $150 million estimate does not include other types of unpaid work. The statisticians, who analyzed time records from 12 Wal-Mart stores, found that the Texas employees averaged at least one hour of unpaid work each week from working through breaks."
•Source: Steven Greenhouse, "Suits Say Wal-Mart Workers Forced To Toil Off The Clock," New York Times, June 25, 2002 [reprinted via Common Dreams]

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Jan 27, 2012
 
I am Joe the Plumber wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying you LIKE the Easton Walmart? It is some sort of shining light of success? You are crazy! That place is a huge dump that attracts scum from the hood to the south. I went in there the other day and was one of the few English speakers. Come on Bob!
You're so right! The only time I walked into this WalMart, a woman was screaming about someone having taken the bag of pretzels out of her shopping cart, she was creating quite a ruckus, and nobody so much as batted an eye lash. Business as usual, I guess.

It's worse than the Chicago-area WalMarts! Who would have thought that right across from Easton is a slum shopping center?

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