One Giant Leap For The Old General Store

One Giant Leap For The Old General Store

There are 5 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jul 21, 2008, titled One Giant Leap For The Old General Store. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The old General Store is still around but it has gone gigantic over the years. Way back when, it was the place where folks went to buy groceries, bolts of calico, new overalls, nails, a new wagon tongue and a ...

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New York, NY

#1 Jul 22, 2008
WalMart, Target, Big Lots, forgive me if I don't get excited. Big boxes just never do the landscape justice. If Norman Rockwell were alive, He'd give up painting. The American landscape is losing its charm. Have you noticed that Connecticut is becoming indistiguishable from every place else? I cringe when I drive through Manchester on I 84 now with the mall and big box chains, and Main Street is a ghost town. That's progress.

Wethersfield, CT

#2 Jul 22, 2008
Great Owen. And if you don't have a car or can't drive, you can't walk to the general store anymore. You can't buy anything because these stores have destroyed our town centers and downtowns and any hope of competition. Excuse me if I find your column repulsive and sickening, and makes me consider moving to Europe where your "improvement" hasn't taken place.

New York, NY

#3 Jul 22, 2008
I wouldn't be causght dead at town killing WalMart.

New York, NY

#4 Jul 27, 2008
Go sit on a WalMart happy face sign Owen.

“Traditions in moderation.”

Since: Dec 07

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#5 Jul 31, 2008
Man, if Wal*Mart is the new general store...I would have chosen to mail-order my items from Sears Robuck back then! How would all the incredibly fat simpletons have fit into a general store?!

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