A New Battle Playing Out At Wilderness

A New Battle Playing Out At Wilderness

There are 9 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 25, 2011, titled A New Battle Playing Out At Wilderness. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The debate has been brewing for years. Discount retailer Walmart has its sights set on Orange County, but a lot of people feel the planned site is just too close to Civil War hot spots.

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Jerk

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 25, 2011
I can think of few things more insulting than to build a store filled with cheap plastic crap made overseas so close to significant American landmarks. This country's history is infantile compared to European and Asian countries...we won't have anything to show our future generations if we taint these sites with commercial corporate giants like Wal-mart. Aren't there enough of them already? I sincerely hope the right decision is made here.
Allen

Grand Rapids, MI

#2 Jan 25, 2011
Mr Burkett states that he thinks a monsterous mega Walmart will be good for the battlefield? That is the most ridiculous thing I've heard yet. It's embarrassing to the entire county.
Orange Homeowner

Johnson City, TN

#3 Jan 25, 2011
Gosh Allen, A lot of people are saying what you say Mr. Burkett says. I would assume you have another problem with him if you are using his name drawing attention to him personally. Do you know what ridiculous is? It is a private property owner trying to capitalize on his investment and busy bodies having their nose in his business. I for one am not embarrassed that anyone thinks a monsterous mega Walmart will be good for the battlefield because it is private property.

Jerk, I believe my house was built on part of the battlefield. I found five civil war bullets in my little 0.3 acre lot. Have you checked out where you live? Are you guilty also?
Sue Ann Proffit

Purcellville, VA

#4 Jan 26, 2011
If the Plaintiff's prevail on their claim that the traffic and litter give them a sufficient standing in court to block this development, I will sue Target, Five Guys, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter, Lowe's, and every other business on US 29 North that has lengthened my commute from twenty minutes to 45 minutes.
I am who I am

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 26, 2011
I want the Walmart there - it's further from the battlefield than the 7/11, Sheetz, or ABC stores. I would shop there.
I am who I am

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 26, 2011
And I LIVE in Orange County.
Arrington mom

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2011
Orange Homeowner wrote:
Gosh Allen, A lot of people are saying what you say Mr. Burkett says. I would assume you have another problem with him if you are using his name drawing attention to him personally. Do you know what ridiculous is? It is a private property owner trying to capitalize on his investment and busy bodies having their nose in his business. I for one am not embarrassed that anyone thinks a monsterous mega Walmart will be good for the battlefield because it is private property.
Jerk, I believe my house was built on part of the battlefield. I found five civil war bullets in my little 0.3 acre lot. Have you checked out where you live? Are you guilty also?
get a life. it was a stupid idea
Arrington mom

United States

#8 Jan 26, 2011
Sue Ann Proffit wrote:
If the Plaintiff's prevail on their claim that the traffic and litter give them a sufficient standing in court to block this development, I will sue Target, Five Guys, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter, Lowe's, and every other business on US 29 North that has lengthened my commute from twenty minutes to 45 minutes.
you rock
Allen

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jan 26, 2011
Orange Homeowner wrote:
Gosh Allen, A lot of people are saying what you say Mr. Burkett says. I would assume you have another problem with him if you are using his name drawing attention to him personally. Do you know what ridiculous is? It is a private property owner trying to capitalize on his investment and busy bodies having their nose in his business. I for one am not embarrassed that anyone thinks a monsterous mega Walmart will be good for the battlefield because it is private property.
Jerk, I believe my house was built on part of the battlefield. I found five civil war bullets in my little 0.3 acre lot. Have you checked out where you live? Are you guilty also?
Who are you calling a jerk? You are just showing your ignorance. To answer your question, I have nothing against Mr Burkett, just questioning his statement, and wanting it clarified. How could a mega supercenter HELP the BATTLEFIELD??
Are you actually comparing the impact of a house to the impact of a Walmart supercenter and everything that comes with it?
Read today's news, bud. You lost! And more sensible, wiser people win. Walmart will still locate in the county. And they are being most generous by buying the property on 3 & 20 and ensuring it stay undeveloped. Everybody is a winner today!!

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