Walmart finally coming to Westerville | The Columbus Dispatch

After a lawsuit in the past from other developers whose request to bring Walmart to Westerville were denied, the city opened its door to the retail chain tonight. Full Story
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Jason

Findlay, OH

#1 Jul 5, 2011
a victory for JOBS!
OoOoOoOo

Sunbury, OH

#2 Jul 5, 2011
Oh lord.
Jason

Findlay, OH

#3 Jul 5, 2011
Our governor and state legislature may not care about jobs, but council does! It's time to move forward and redevelop that site! Who else is going to do it? What other alternative offers were there? None. It's time for Wal Mart to create jobs sorely needed by some in Westerville, and offer value to the rest!
Matthew

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 5, 2011
Traffic alone should have been reason enough to stop this development project from happening. Seriously, where are all of these additional cars going to go?! These streets can not be widened.
OoOoOoOo

Sunbury, OH

#5 Jul 5, 2011
And somehow I doubt the jobs will go to Westerville residents that are the age for their first job or retirees etc, I bet they will just redistribute their employees that didn't do well at the major stores to that one. Council was stupid in this case. For a alternative I would have had made it nice for other stores to move in, tear it down and rebuild for other stores, maybe more restaurants, wonder how the MCL cafeteria thinks about this.
JOBSLMFAO

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 5, 2011
Jason wrote:
a victory for JOBS!
Walmart creates a net loss of jobs in a town when they arrive. Plus local jobs go down the drain and are replaced with 8 dollar wally world jobs and all the profits leave the town. Sad day for the Ville.
Brian B

Columbus, OH

#8 Jul 5, 2011
Well there goes the neighborhood...... Westerville does NOT need a walmart, there are two already within 10 minutes drive time of nearly any part of the Ville. This is just not what the Ville is all about. I miss the old Ville.
WCS Tax Addicts

United States

#9 Jul 5, 2011
Think its contribution will reduce the next school levy? Think again.
Looking forward

Bowling Green, OH

#11 Jul 5, 2011
to seeing some of the ville people soon to appear on the people of walmart website. OoOoOoOo I'm so excited. Might bring the arrogance level down a notch or two.
WHO CARES

Westerville, OH

#12 Jul 5, 2011
Oh well there goes the neighborhood!
Chinese Junk

United States

#13 Jul 5, 2011
GREAT NEWS! I was wondering where else I could blow my worthless paper money on junk made in China! Thanks Wal-Mart! I'm proooooud ta be an Ugh_mARE-IH-CUNNNNNNN.......t
Vncnz Kid

Stow, OH

#14 Jul 5, 2011
It seems like the hos on the city council god paid off by their ChinaMart pimps to put this parasitic commercial obcenity in this town. Walmart is the WORST they treat their customers, vendors, and employees like crap. Destroy small local businesses that have been in a town for years and bring in people that look like the cast of "deliverance" into the neighborhood. These phonies always have "salute the troops"promotions while their main suppliers (China) were the same people many Americans died fighting in Korea and the suppliers of weapons to the Viet Congs and North Vietnamese. To put it bluntly screw Walmart! I hope most people in Westerville boycott the bastards!
Exodus

United States

#15 Jul 5, 2011
It's the beginning of the end for Westerville.
No, wait. WIN-WIN was the beginning. Walmart is bringing up the rear. Time to leave.
Vncnz Kid

Stow, OH

#16 Jul 5, 2011
Jason wrote:
Our governor and state legislature may not care about jobs, but council does! It's time to move forward and redevelop that site! Who else is going to do it? What other alternative offers were there? None. It's time for Wal Mart to create jobs sorely needed by some in Westerville, and offer value to the rest!
It would be better to develop this site as a toxic waste dump or a nuclear waste site than bring this POS company in.
grshppr

Cygnet, OH

#17 Jul 5, 2011
I really dont want this s**thole right down the street. they could have put up a Target and I would have been happy. This will bring a trashy element, crime, lower property values, and more traffic at all hours. They could have filled the space with a 24 hour lions den super store and I would have felt better about it. THIS SUX.
zEnzyte Bob ex-Paid Cust

Kansas City, MO

#18 Jul 5, 2011
"Some council members said their primary concern is making sure the store doesn't expand; Hadler tonight agreed to create a deed restriction that would forbid Walmart from expanding."

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LMAO!

Like Hadler can't remove the deed restriction if Walmart later decides to expand?
familyfirst

Chillicothe, OH

#19 Jul 5, 2011
I bet everybody secretly shops at Wal-mart,lol.
Vncnz Kid

Stow, OH

#20 Jul 5, 2011
familyfirst wrote:
I bet everybody secretly shops at Wal-mart,lol.
shopping at Walmart is like watching a disgusting porn flick and feeling guilty after having watched it afterwards!
daveh

Reynoldsburg, OH

#21 Jul 5, 2011
Jason wrote:
a victory for JOBS!
Really? They pay minimum wage, if you want a job, there's a McDonald's on State St. that literally a five-minute walk away. The only real difference is you'd have to wear a paper hat. But the pay is exactly the same.
tema

Dublin, OH

#23 Jul 5, 2011
to all the dumb a z z s who bought a house next to a shopping center and then whine about it,,DUH

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