Walmart finally coming to Westerville | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 5 comments on the Jul 6, 2011, Columbus Dispatch story titled Walmart finally coming to Westerville | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

New plans for the Westerville Square Shopping Center, at Schrock Road and State Street, will include a Walmart.

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Reynoldsburg, OH

#233 Jul 8, 2011
skip, drive, anything but park. The spaces have been striped so narrowly that the risk of getting the car dinged is too high for me.

Galloway, OH

#234 Jul 9, 2011
Nobody wants this piece of crap in their neighborhood. Put it in someone else's!
your name here

United States

#235 Jul 9, 2011
It's not in my neighborhood. But I will still shop there because IT'S MY MONEY Linda and I am buying MY GROCERIES Linda. Not hardware. Not clothes. Not boxed up computer desks. GROCERIES. Made in USA groceries that the local competition will have to price competitively with Wal Mart. If the neighbors didn't want a shopping mall in their back yard they shoulve moved to Harlem Township.

Since: Nov 10

Pickerington, OH

#236 Jul 10, 2011
Yes Linda a lot of people welcome the Walmart to Westerville.
Logical Thinking

Columbus, OH

#237 Jul 14, 2011
If Krogers and Giant Eagle are 24 hour operations, then Walmart should have that right to in order to preserve the idea of fair business competition.

Now some of you may say: "Hey Walmart doesn't engage in fair competition!" Guess what? They do. It's legal for them to engage in the practices they do. Walmart has a legal duty to the shareholders to maximize profits. This is a basic principle of a for-profit company.

For those of you who shop at Krogers and Giant Eagle, Guess what? Prices at those places will go down because when you increase competition (supply), you decrease the demand! And when demand gets lower, retailers lower prices. Or do you mind paying higher prices for less options?

If you don't like the way they do business, call your Congressperson! Or another option for the Walmart hater is to just not shop there. I rarely shop at Walmart. But the thing I love is I have the choice to shop there.

The city has a duty to be fair and equal with ALL businesses. The courts have proven this with other cities (Google: Liberty Township Walmart) and should Westerville be sued for denying the right to free enterprise, it will come as no surprise. We can't be unfair with one business because many don't like them.

I am a Westerville citizen for sound reasoning. Let's stop fighting against ourselves and support economic development in our city.

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