Ontario Wal-Mart Supercenter issue he...

Ontario Wal-Mart Supercenter issue heading for court decision

There are 36 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Feb 16, 2009, titled Ontario Wal-Mart Supercenter issue heading for court decision. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

The fight to prevent a Wal-Mart Supercenter from being built at Mountain Avenue and Fifth Street will now go to San Bernardino Superior Court.

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#21 Feb 17, 2009
I grew up in Ontario and remember back to White Front. There has always been at least one large store (ToysRUs plus Target plus the grocery store) on that location, so the traffic argument is weak at best. And now when I drive down Mountain, to see that whole center just looking dead and deserted, it makes Ontario look run down. Let WalMart build a store that people will shop at and bring some life back to that area. It's better than closed up storefronts, and lots of people locally would benefit from the store.

United States

#22 Feb 17, 2009
leave the Wal Mart supercenter alone. the parcel in question is a blight on a city where tax payers can SEE where their money is going. The rest of Ontario is on the UP swing, please replace this blight and give some MORE jobs to a city that CARES for it's people.
Debbie from Ontario

Roy, WA

#23 Feb 18, 2009
With the economy the way it is we need a Walmart here in Ontario, so that we don't havve to drive miles to shop at one, and the jobs it would create would help a lot of the people that are getting laid off. Plus it would help the city. As for traffic, there wouldn't be any more or less than there was when the other stores were up and running. I say BUILD IT!!

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Feb 20, 2009
walmart pride yeah!!!!!!!!!

I love walmart!

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Feb 20, 2009
I used to live on Yale in Ontario. Yale is one small block from 5th street. At that time Target, Toys-R-Us and a food market were the major tenants there. I can't understand why anyone would not want a Wal-Mart there, since the other stores took up more space and when I went to shop there, the parking lot was extremely full.

As Woody from Montclair says, "Build it."

Los Angeles, CA

#26 Feb 20, 2009
Saw: Wow, you have a great memory. However, that was more than 35 years ago.

Los Angeles, CA

#27 Feb 20, 2009
Enna: Colony Park is right on 5th street and it's huge.

Claremont, CA

#28 Feb 20, 2009
Fred wrote:
Saw: Wow, you have a great memory. However, that was more than 35 years ago.
Actually, it was 45 years ago.

Claremont, CA

#29 Feb 20, 2009
Ontario has done such a good job upgrading the old mall at Mountain and Fourth, developing the new one at Mountain and Sixth, and the movie theater complex. I would hate to see all those areas go to blight, with nothing left but a 24-hour Walmart.
Burger and Fries

United States

#30 Feb 20, 2009
amazed wrote:
if walmart doesn't get to build there...they will take their "revenue" to another city that welcomes them....and ontario will lose out on yet another revenue stream......
and the blight will just continue as the area isn't enticing enough for anything upscale...and with the economy...what other chain would build when they are scaling back everything elsewhere...
blighted now....just wait after another year of legal battles and delays....
BINGO!! Happy to have a Super WalMart in Rosemead!! Best thing for the city =$$$.
Great selection and prices!!

United States

#31 Feb 22, 2009
Burger and Fries wrote:
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BINGO!! Happy to have a Super WalMart in Rosemead!! Best thing for the city =$$$.
Great selection and prices!!
The problem is you have to wait in line to long. You got people food and non food it will not work. In Christmas time you will not be able to shop for food. These stores want to treat you like cattle and make every one wait in line. Older people who can not walk to far can not stand to long this store is not for you. Put a 10 min check out time limit.


#32 Mar 26, 2009
I was born in Upland at San Antonio Hospital, I lived most of my life in Ontario. My last Ontario residence was on W. Yale Street...immediatly east of Colony Park [now Anthony Munoz Park]...all within sight of the proposed Walmart.
The city of Ontario cannot control the bums, druggys and hookers that "own" the park, the city does not enforce its own use ordinances, the police are bored with working the area and the residents do not have enough income status to make a change with city planners. Get use to what you have and prepare for worse.
I finally got so sick of the area that in Nov. 2006 my wife and I moved to her home state of Nebraska. Freezing rain, blizzards and tornados are a welcomed relief after trying to deal with the city government of Ontario, CA.
Dave From Ontario

United States

#33 May 6, 2009
I live about 2 miles from the "Super Wal-Mart" location and I have to say build it! I go to the Chino Hills store at least twice a week on my way home from work (I work until 3am most nights) and never have an issue there. Itís always clean and type of people I see there are people that work the same sort of shift as me. No druggies, no homeless...etc. Now the big question should be, instead of studying the "environmental" and social" impact that this store would do to the area they should look at the homeless and drug element already evident in that area with having desolate building that they can use as a haven.

Upland, CA

#35 May 6, 2009
If you think that this Walmart Supercenter would be such a good addition to that particular Ontario area, take a look at the California forum and read the comments about a proposed Walmart Supercenter in Chico.

You might also want to give a thought or two about the incident that happened a couple days ago in Fontana. Shades of what is about to happen in Ontario?
Ontario Resident

Chino Hills, CA

#36 Jan 2, 2013
If you are worried about traffic, come on on. Mountain is already a messed up every day. It takes me 10- 15 minutes every day just to get to the 10 fwy. As for worrying about the strip malls on mountain. Have you been there? about 50 to 75 percent of the buildings are empty. The economy has done its damage. We cannot wait around for small businees to come back up. You all need to understand that california is the worst state in the union even behind Puerto Rico, which is not even a state to open a new business. We should be happy that someone wants to bring tax dollars to our city. I already travel to upland, pomona or chino hills just for walmart. Why cant my city get my money. And if you say then buy small business, come on. You shop at walmart as well. lets not be like Inglewood and lose out. They lost out on millions on tax dollars and jobs that are required from all Walmarts to hire from area. So many are out of work now, that any work will help. Washington has let us down, California government has let us down. We need to look out for ourselves the residents now. Look at how hard it is to get the airport back into Ontario control. Should we let LA keep that to? Ontario needs the revenue. All a park does is waste money, and there is already onethere. Also apartments? Come on, all he aparments on mountain are eye sores already. We dont need more. OUR CITY NEEDS A REMODEL.
Nick nack

Phoenix, AZ

#37 Dec 13, 2013
You guys are all stupid.. no matter what you build in San bernardino county this place still gone be dry & weak!

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