Wal-Mart ditches plan to build store in East Hills Shopping Center

A decision by Lowe's not to open a store in the former East Hills Shopping Center prompted Wal-Mart officials to scrap their plans for a store there, a company spokesman said Wednesday. Full Story
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“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Mar 18, 2010
If you all remember. I told you that the only way this would happen is if a retailer needed a store to train loss prevention employees. Otherwise it's a really, really bad idea to throw good money away.
Westie

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Mar 18, 2010
What about the Walmart on Saltsburg Road? Has that been ditched too?
Sorry Charlie

Belle Vernon, PA

#3 Mar 18, 2010
Widespread retail losses are common among stores of this size it's only money can't they take a joke ?
Noblacks

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Mar 18, 2010
Attention Walmart shoppers, all blacks need to leave, so we can build a store without being stole blind.
Change

Belle Vernon, PA

#5 Mar 18, 2010
All the white people get everything for free, so why can't the blacks ?

“Sub sinks at the Point. ”

Since: Sep 08

Pittsburgh DUH!!

#6 Mar 18, 2010
Noblacks wrote:
Attention Walmart shoppers, all blacks need to leave, so we can build a store without being stole blind.
new jersey welcomes you..
Noflaggots

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Mar 18, 2010
sinkingsub wrote:
<quoted text>new jersey welcomes you..
Too many black flaggots at Ft Dix.
betty

AOL

#8 Mar 18, 2010
You cant build anything in black communites. They are very close to Monkeys in the wild.
We Be What

Belle Vernon, PA

#9 Mar 19, 2010
What did monkeys ever do to you ?
zoltan

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Mar 19, 2010
Lot of negativity on this thread. I will bet WalMart took note of this type of "community support" when making their decision. Walmart could have pumped a lot of tax revenue into the community. Instead the burden will fall on the middle class homeowner like me. Thanks Guys.
betty

AOL

#11 Mar 19, 2010
We Be What wrote:
What did monkeys ever do to you ?
I am sorry. I shouldnt put down the Monkeys like that...
Stop him Now

Norvelt, PA

#12 Mar 20, 2010
Do you ever consider the kind of people you attract- and the posts they offer- when you offer a thread, old man? It is the truest- and sadest- commentary on anyone's thinking possible. You wallow with the ignorant and indolent, and think you offer a great "electronic salon" for the 21st century. So very sad.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Mar 20, 2010
Stop him Now wrote:
Do you ever consider the kind of people you attract- and the posts they offer- when you offer a thread, old man? It is the truest- and sadest- commentary on anyone's thinking possible. You wallow with the ignorant and indolent, and think you offer a great "electronic salon" for the 21st century. So very sad.
I approach everything with a cynical non-trusting eye. The really scary part is the number of times that I'm right. It even bothers me that our politicos are so predicable.

I've paid taxes for 60+ years, watched things slowly die and deteriorate in our city. With only a couple of constants, the flight of the taxpayers, the decline of the schools, and the Democratic party.

The best government is one that fears it's people. The recent snow storm shows that the government we have clearly couldn't care less about the residents that are left. It's the suburbs that they want to tax. Almost to the point of obsession.
North Hills Bob

Gibsonia, PA

#14 Mar 20, 2010
Old Cynic wrote:
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right. It even bothers me that our politicos are so predicable.
I've paid taxes for 60+ years, watched things slowly die and deteriorate in our city. With only a couple of constants, the flight of the taxpayers, the decline of the schools, and the Democratic party.
I couldn't agree more, which is why I will never live in the City proper. But how do we turn things around? Good paying industrial jobs have been going overseas for years, now the white collar ones.

How do we turn this country around?
Stop him Now

Norvelt, PA

#15 Mar 20, 2010
They're partisan politicians in local government... do you expect them to be anything other than predictable? To actually think for themselves?

I'm not sure a government should fear it's citizens, but the people should never fear their government! And that government should never be permitted to invade the privacy of it's citizens with warrentless searches, or wisk them off to foriegn prisons. When governments have encroached upon the civil liberties of thrit citizens, it has always been under the guise of protecting them from foriegn enemies. The Bush-Cheney administration is the best example of that evil.

And the February snowstorms prove nothing about the fundamental attitude of the city govenment toward it's citizens... that's just more of your senseless hyperbole. But the bizarre pivot in your reasoning on that point to the taxation of suburbanites was amusing.
Just_a_taxpayer

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 Mar 21, 2010
I bought a house about a mile from the East Hills center 6 months before they announced they were going to put in a walmart and lowes. man made my day when i heard that, but i knew it would never pan out. i had been looking for signs of work the past year or so and nothing every seemed to be happening, now i know why. I remember the old shopping center from back in the 70's and early 80's and how fast that went downhill. not like the people have changed or the area has gotten better since then. you still have the hood all around there. the place would have been stolen blind. maybe old cynic was right, walmart could have used the store as their national center for training employees on loss prevention. armed guards at the doors wouldnt be good enough. maybe in 20 more years we will have better luck.

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Mar 21, 2010
Stop him Now wrote:
They're partisan politicians in local government... do you expect them to be anything other than predictable? To actually think for themselves?
I'm not sure a government should fear it's citizens, but the people should never fear their government! And that government should never be permitted to invade the privacy of it's citizens with warrentless searches, or whisk them off to foreign prisons. When governments have encroached upon the civil liberties of thrit citizens, it has always been under the guise of protecting them from foriegn enemies. The Bush-Cheney administration is the best example of that evil.
And the February snowstorms prove nothing about the fundamental attitude of the city govenment toward it's citizens... that's just more of your senseless hyperbole. But the bizarre pivot in your reasoning on that point to the taxation of suburbanites was amusing.
You can't find one documented example of Bush/Cheney whisking a citizen off to a foreign prison. I might add that the chosen one has kept these tools, as well as the prison in Cuba. You simply cannot live in the city proper if you haven't heard and seen the disregard for the citizens who actually live here. As soon as the snow emergency was over the need for more taxes came flying out, and where do they want to get them? The payroll of the non-profits.(With a sugar thing as a diversion) Guess what? Most of the employees who work for the non-profits do not live in the city, they live in the suburbs. Guess where Opie wants to save his relatives pensions? Yep the suburbanites, those hated, ex-Pittsburghers.
Stop him Now

Norvelt, PA

#18 Mar 21, 2010
Old Cynic wrote:
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You can't find one documented example of Bush/Cheney whisking a citizen off to a foreign prison. Guess where Opie wants to save his relatives pensions? Yep the suburbanites, those hated, ex-Pittsburghers.
Oh, yeah... and that's precisely the kind of thing you'd expect Dummy Double-Yahoo and Darth Dick to document? Well, one has to expect their apologists really aren't that bright.

And that payroll tax thingy needs state legislative approval... good luck on that, old man!

“Obama is a Liar, Period!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Mar 22, 2010
Stop him Now wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, yeah... and that's precisely the kind of thing you'd expect Dummy Double-Yahoo and Darth Dick to document? Well, one has to expect their apologists really aren't that bright.
And that payroll tax thingy needs state legislative approval... good luck on that, old man!
You realize that the party in power has to get state approval for all taxes. They have screwed up the city so bad that even the honorable politicians at the state level can't trust them.

“Rickroll me I dare you.”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#20 Mar 22, 2010
Old Cynic wrote:
<quoted text>
I approach everything with a cynical non-trusting eye. The really scary part is the number of times that I'm right. It even bothers me that our politicos are so predicable.
I've paid taxes for 60+ years, watched things slowly die and deteriorate in our city. With only a couple of constants, the flight of the taxpayers, the decline of the schools, and the Democratic party.
The best government is one that fears it's people. The recent snow storm shows that the government we have clearly couldn't care less about the residents that are left. It's the suburbs that they want to tax. Almost to the point of obsession.
Since you hate Pittsburgh so much, why don't you just GTFO?

Unless you do your part and leave, then you're just part of the problem, my friend.

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