Amazed ... again
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#1 Feb 7, 2013
Hey Karen, This is America remember? FREE enterprise etc? Go live in Russia, you and the other moron who wrote a gripe letter like yours should go there.
#2 Feb 7, 2013
Welcome to Vallejo Karen,
It's been this way for a long time now encourage poverty with the industry that caters to the poor and cheapskates...Walmart is just one of such industries.
#3 Feb 7, 2013
and yet with a new "forward thinking majority", a winco and a walmart are coming to vallejo. correct?
and every budget adjustment to vallejo housing authority growing the population of poor and cheapskates has been approved time and again, this council included. correct?
so seems like you're the one enraged all the time. it's business as usual no matter who is on council.
#4 Feb 7, 2013
The city council can approve another Walmart to come here, but was opposed to Winco in the beginning, and is still up in the air as to whether we will get one.
I do not believe the "Neighborhood Market by WalMart" concept does need council approval....and btw. council is not throwing WINCO into the courts, a privately opposed to many things group of people is doing that!
At this point any aesthetic changes to a building, easily a front runner in the Vallejo ugly building contest, have not been made public. If any beautification plans are in the building's future they will come before those we pay to approve them ...or not!
With respect to the old K-Mart site; like it or not, it is WalMart property ...and in comparison to other properties throughout Vallejo, private or corporate, is kept relatively clean and free of the usual garbage floating about our town. If it were not fenced with a chain link fence it would be overrun with undesirables as many other properties are here in Vallejo.
I am certain when WalMart is good and ready they will either sell it to a party of their choosing or build something bearing the Wallie brand name.
WINCO is a whole different story. Some say build it ....others oppose it! We will see....
Being politically correct and listening to the various factions and their even more divided opinions have chased more businesses out of our town than attracting any of them.
Anyone stating that we are overrun with businesses already has never lived in a vibrant community filled with multiple choices.
When Safeway and other large retailers blew onto the scene and put Mom-n-Pop stores out of business it was taken in stride and considered progress.
It seems to be gauche to be against businesses willing to settle here, may that be small individual artsy boutiques or a chain store trying out a new concept.
If we are all so satisfied shopping Vallejo's businesses, why do I encounter so many of our prominent citizens exercising their freedom to shop outside our city limits?
I do it more often than not, because I am not willing to settle for mediocrity!
The bottom line is you can frequent a business or you oppose their practices and therefore will not give them your hard earned money.
This will ensure that they will not be successful and pull up stakes because people refuse to buy their goods. It is called freedom of choice!
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