Ruling due this month on new Wal-Mart

Waxhaw officials are expected to decide by the end of the month the fate of Wal-Mart's proposal to build a Supercenter in the town. Full Story
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Essaw Road Resident

Fort Mill, SC

#1 Aug 6, 2006
It would simply be a dumb move, on anybody's part, to allow any store the size of a Walmart Supercenter to be built at Jackson Square. The traffic problems and the attraction of crime should be enough for even Walmart to see what harm could come to any small town. By the way, when did Food Lion stop selling diapers and baby formula?
Thomas Lee Bryant Waxhaw

Charlotte, NC

#2 Aug 8, 2006
Waxhaw does NOT need a WalMart on any oth "big Box" stores. WalMart will destroy the downtown, and further erode OUR way of life and small town culture. NO WALMART!!!
Waxhaw Tax Payer

United States

#3 Aug 9, 2006
C'mon residents of Waxhaw! Just say "NO" to Walmart at Jackson Square!!!!!
Wanda Hagins

AOL

#4 Aug 15, 2006
I would love for there to be a Wal-Mart built in Waxhaw. I was born very near Waxhaw. My grandfather and grandmother ran a store at the corner of Bigham Road and Old Waxhaw-Monroe road. So, I was pretty much Waxhaw born and bred. I now live in the Buford area of Lancaster, S.C. I usually go to the grocery store in Waxhaw instead of Lancaster because it's closer. What I would really love is for them to put a Wal-Mart in Buford. The nearest stores to us out here are 10-12 or more miles away. So if Waxhaw doesn't want it we'll take one here. We've lost a lot of jobs here with the Springs Plants closing and all. Pageland has the distribution center but you can't shop there. So please give us a Wal-Mart, You can even build it between here and Pageland. Thank You For Your Time.
Wanda Hagins

AOL

#5 Aug 15, 2006
I'm also thrilled to hear that a Lowes store is being built in Waxhaw. It's alot closer than going all the way to Monroe, N.C.
Wanda Hagins

AOL

#6 Aug 15, 2006
People keep saying Wal-Mart will degrade Waxhaw, the city. But it's not going to be in the historical part. Give it a chance people need jobs and Wal-Mart gives them to them.
scotty

Rocky Point, NY

#7 Aug 15, 2006
Wanda Hagins wrote:
People keep saying Wal-Mart will degrade Waxhaw, the city. But it's not going to be in the historical part. Give it a chance people need jobs and Wal-Mart gives them to them.
where exactly is this proposed site...jackson sq?
Tracy

Charlotte, NC

#8 Aug 15, 2006
There are already large retail stores at Providence Road and Hwy 16...people move to rural areas because they don't want big retail in their backyard. We came here already knowing how far we would have to drive to large retail...that's almost 100% why we came...if convenience is what you are looking for...live in Monroe or Charlotte...you have options and one of them should not be ruining the vinacular of a small town.
Waxhaw Tax Payer

United States

#9 Aug 15, 2006
Hey Scotty from NY: If you have to ask where Jackson Square is...you don't deserve to comment on this issue. And for the person from Buford, you can have the Wal-Mart you want and the traffic, the crime, and the degrading atmosphere it would bring to this old town. I don't imagine Buford has the Old Town atmosphere Waxhaw is losing.
Scotty

Rocky Point, NY

#10 Aug 15, 2006
Waxhaw Tax Payer wrote:
Hey Scotty from NY: If you have to ask where Jackson Square is...you don't deserve to comment on this issue. And for the person from Buford, you can have the Wal-Mart you want and the traffic, the crime, and the degrading atmosphere it would bring to this old town. I don't imagine Buford has the Old Town atmosphere Waxhaw is losing.
Hey Tax Payer, the reason I asked my question is that I am currently in contract on a home in Waxhaw. I was warned about people like you. Hope you are in the minority. So anyway, can anyone give me an intersection where this proposed site is? Thanks in advance.
Michael in Waxhaw

King Of Prussia, PA

#11 Aug 17, 2006
Scotty wrote:
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Hey Tax Payer, the reason I asked my question is that I am currently in contract on a home in Waxhaw. I was warned about people like you. Hope you are in the minority. So anyway, can anyone give me an intersection where this proposed site is? Thanks in advance.
It is across the street from Food Lion, behind CVS. And for the record, I don't want Walmart in Waxhaw.
Waxhaw Taxpayer 2

Midland, NC

#12 Aug 17, 2006
Dear Sir/Madam: If you were concerned about Waxhaw losing it's small town atmosphere, why did you not stop that awful Harris Teeter, Lowes and the townhomes & apartments Cureton is putting in down the road. It is a little late to stop the development now! At least Wal-Mart charges a fair price for its goods! I can't wait for it to be built so I can drive past the overpriced Harris Teeter and Food Lion. See you opening day.
Waxhaw Tax Payer wrote:
Hey Scotty from NY: If you have to ask where Jackson Square is...you don't deserve to comment on this issue. And for the person from Buford, you can have the Wal-Mart you want and the traffic, the crime, and the degrading atmosphere it would bring to this old town. I don't imagine Buford has the Old Town atmosphere Waxhaw is losing.
Karen in Waxhaw

Kannapolis, NC

#13 Aug 17, 2006
We love Waxhaw just the way it is. We don't need Wal-Mart on every corner in Union County. There are enough of them close enough to drive to if we need absolutely anything. It does not fit with the atmosphere in Waxhaw. Heck, have you seen the traffic on 16 after the small 4th of July fireworks show? Enough said - 16 CANNOT handle the traffic it already has. Hey Buford, you can have the Wal-Mart. I will come there and shop.
scotty

Rocky Point, NY

#14 Aug 17, 2006
For the record I agree that I would rather not have a Wal-Mart in Waxhaw. I anticipate closing on my home the last week of August and I cant wait. I absolutely fell in love with the area.
Karen in Waxhaw

Kannapolis, NC

#15 Aug 17, 2006
We have been here for 1 year. We are recent transplants of Indianapolis and moved to Waxhaw and not Charlotte to get AWAY from all the hustle bustle of the larger city. We knew exactly how far we would have to travel to shop and discovered the peace and tranquility in Waxhaw was definitely worth the extra few miles we have to drive to shop anywhere.
Waxhaw Tax Payer

United States

#16 Aug 18, 2006
Scotty wrote:
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Hey Tax Payer, the reason I asked my question is that I am currently in contract on a home in Waxhaw. I was warned about people like you. Hope you are in the minority. So anyway, can anyone give me an intersection where this proposed site is? Thanks in advance.
Well, ok then, I thought you were one of those who likes to interrupt a discussion-thread when you really don't have an interest. Sorry bud! As for me being one of those people who you were warned about...I wonder what you mean? I'm a former Buffalo-born, NYState resident as well, and have been watching this small town disintegrate for the past 12 years. I, like many residents, moved here to get away from big city life (i.e. the noise, crime, and traffic jams). Walmart's proposed location is just too close to the center of the small, old-time atmosphere, and its proximity to the RR crossing will result in long traffic lines because of people coming from the south-side of the tracks.
nelson

Charlotte, NC

#17 Aug 18, 2006
Does anyone have the link for the petition? I have to sign up and say NO to Wal Mart
scotty

Rocky Point, NY

#18 Aug 18, 2006
No problem tax payer. I thought you were one of the anti-yankee people I have come across in other threads. We will be closing on our home in Waxhaw the last week of August. Cant wait. Let me know of any petitions I can be a part of to prevent this from happening
Karen in Waxhaw

Kannapolis, NC

#19 Aug 18, 2006
Nelson, the website is: www.waxhaw.aquarient.com . Everyone, check out this website and read and sign the petition. You can see how much the little town of Waxhaw means so much to the long time residents as well as the newbies. This is such a quaint town that will deteriorate with the construction of a Wal-Mart right in the middle of this town with antique shops and Mom & Pop shops.
Union County Taxpayer

Clover, SC

#20 Aug 20, 2006
I feel for you about having the Walmart in your backyard, however the growth in your area has been a had a great impact on the County infastructure such as roads and schools. I 'll agree to no Walmart, if you agree to make up for the lost tax revenue by not letting them come. You want classrooms for your children and don't want to have your community pay their far share. MOst residents in that part of the county don't shop in Union County and in turn support Charlotte schools. I don't think that the construction of new schools in your area should be saddled on the taxpayers from Monroe, Marshville, Stallings and Indian Trail. How about no Walmart and taxpayers in Waxhaw, Marvin and Weddington pay an increase of 10%- 15% on their property tax and dedicate it to the schools. I don't think you all would agree to that so let's bring on the Walmart because I know you all will shop there and the tax money will stay in Union County!

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