Walmart Coming To Westerville | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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City council members voted on Tuesday night to allow the development of a Walmart for the Westerville Square Shopping Center.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! ALL THIS DOES IS BRING MORE MINORITIES TO GREAT CITIES AND THEN TRASH THEM... LOOK AT CANAL WINCHESTER, PEOPLE!!!! THAT USED TO BE A GREAT , QUAINT, SMALL TOWN, NOW.... WITH THE ADDITION OF A WAL-MART, CAME HUNDREDS OF SECTION 8 HOUSING 1 MILE DOWN THE ROAD, AND THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY SHERIFF HAS A PERMANENT POST IN CANAL. IT WILL ONLY INCREASE THE NUMBER OF POOR BLACKS AND MEXICANS INTO THE AREA, IT ALWAYS DOES, AND NOTHING MORE, AS WELL AS DESTROY ANY SURROUNDING BUSINESSES THAT ARE ALL READY STRUGGLING..
*** WAY TO GO, WESTERVILLE COUNCIL, WHAT A WAY TO LINE YOUR POCKETS WITH SOME DEVELOPER MONEY FOR YOUR VOTE!! HOPEFULLY WE WILL FIND OUT WHO THE ONE PERSON WAS THAT SUPPORTS WESTERVILLE, SO HE CAN BE THE ONLY ONE WE VOTE FOR NEXT TIME!!!!
WAL-MART DOES NOTHING BUT DESTROY BUSINESS AND INCREASE CRIME RATES AND KILL PROPERTY VALUES...
POOOOR CHOICE, WESTERVILLE...
Westerville Resident

Westerville, OH

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DISGUSTING!!!! The people who voted on this won't have there property values decreased. Put it in one of there neighborhoods and see how the voting would be changed. These council members are the WORST.
Rev Whiley

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One day they will replace the Statue Of Liberty with a Wal Mart.
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Westerville's new China Mart.
Buddy Wackit

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Walmart World!!!
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westerville went down hill when they started selling beer and wine. walmart will just add more trash.
Close to otterbein rd

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I will actively work to vote those 6 council members who voted for this out of office!
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Perfect for catering to all of the white trash garbage that populate Westerville.
Jennifer Bale

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I was at the meeting last night and here are some more details:
- Before the vote, Council amended the ordinance to allow 24-hr operation.
- Also before the vote, Council amended the ordinance to read that refuse removal would follow the city rules that require it to take place between 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Hadler/Walmart agreed to not take deliveries between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- A deed restriction is in place to require the large tenant (Walmart) to require Council approval before any expansion beyond the designated 108,000 square feet.
- Vice Chair Craig Treneff was the no vote based on that he believed it was a legislative issue (as opposed to administrative) and believed he had to vote according to previous studies done for Westerville.(I know that's weak -- I'd suggest you contact his office if you want more info about his vote. http://www.westerville.org/Default.aspx... )
All right -- that's all I have time for. If you want to see what I wrote last night on the topic, search #walville on Twitter. Note: What I wrote there has a lot more of my opinion in it. If something's not clear, just ask me for clarification.
A lot of people care about what's going to happen because Westerville is lucky to have some involved citizens. It's pretty emotional for a lot of people as well. Let's just try to get the facts and stay involved in the whole process.
p.s. Thanks to 10TV for having the story easy to find on their site. Not sure if the other stations had the story up yet.
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How will one turn lane help the already high traffic volume? How much did the developer pay these council members? I hope we find out who the "1" person was who had some sense and vote the other idiots out.
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Start selling your house and move to Sunbury then Centerburg then Mount Vernon If you like East better than North then make it Granville then Newark then Dresden
But whatever you wish to do - please shut up and do it...We all agree that Westerville is not the community we once loved to live in...so pack up your worries in your old kit bag and smile Baby smile
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I live only a couple blocks away from this new "to be" Walmart, and now I have to seriously consider moving from the town I have lived the last 15 years, my kids graduated from, and where I used to call home! Very disappointed in this decision.
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Walmart isn't your neighborhood friend, say goodbye to local commerce and local family stores. Say hello to very bad customer service and extremely slow check out with the disposition of a bear with a sore arse.
Big Dan

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RealityCk wrote:
Perfect for catering to all of the white trash garbage that populate Westerville.
What's your white-trash, Westerville address??????
Gary

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Finally proof, the economy is bad. People of Westerville needing a Wallmart.

People if you dont shop there then it will not last.
You decide. Do you want cheap products from china or more expensive items from someplace else.

Walmart has killed the US economy because you buy the products.
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NoToWalmart wrote:
I live only a couple blocks away from this new "to be" Walmart, and now I have to seriously consider moving from the town I have lived the last 15 years, my kids graduated from, and where I used to call home! Very disappointed in this decision.
WHO CARES?!?!
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We call it "Wally World" for a reason. They sell all the crap from China that is proven to have little or no regulation of lead or mercury in their products. This is one of the worst global threats to society. Also, anyone who is unfortunate enough to have to work for this company can tell you, they don't care for them or for the people that shop there. All they care for is their global financial conquer mentality at any cost. They actively screw anyone who gets in their way. Google it, you'll see what I am talking about.
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I live in Westerville and for one I'm very happy about the new Walmart. I won't have to go to the Morse Rd Walmart which is very dirty and I won't have to drive all the way to North Westerville to go to Meijer for decent grocery prices. That shopping center needs something with the big gapping hole of 3 large stores missing. I'm sure it will help the small business owners in that shopping center as well as there will be more traffic to area and more business for them. I understand that Walmart doesn't pay large wages but there is no room nearby for residential developement of Section 8 housing as the neighborhood is full it isn't open land or anything.
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Say what now wrote:
Walmart isn't your neighborhood friend, say goodbye to local commerce and local family stores. Say hello to very bad customer service and extremely slow check out with the disposition of a bear with a sore arse.
These stores that "Might" be affected, are thoes that have been "Price Gouging People" for years, and they cannot compete with the competitive low prices of Wal-Mart. "Wake Up" you will be better served at a Wal-Mart store, than a "Mom & Pop" store, where you are being ripped off by their higher prices. Yhe cannot afford the honest competition that a Wal-Mart store would create.
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And the people of Westerville think that the empty shopping center brings value to the community. HOW?
In this day and time any jobs are better than no jobs!

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