Westerville Square Walmart gains council approval

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Westerville mayor Kathleen Cocuzzi and council chair Michael Heyeck listen to George Hadler speak about the benefits of the proposed redevelopment.
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Vncnz Kid

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This is interesting it looks like a battle of the snobs versus the slobs. You all deserve each other. I am glad I live out in the country and I dont have to put up with either group. I despise Walmart and everything thaey stand for and also despise people with their heads so far up their rear ends that they cannot see daylight. You all have fun fighting each other!
Big Jim Slade

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The World's leading retailer and a tight fisted developer agree to spend millions of dollars to fix up a dilapadated strip center and the only thing that amazes me is that there was any opposition at all. Some of you folks in Westerville crack me up!
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There are alot of opinions about this center but I can't help but notice that most of the people for it are from Columbus. This center needs redeveloped but Walmart is not the answer- NO big box retailer would be! A big box retailer is just that too big for the area. And 24 hours is not really needed this center is in between several owner occupied home neighborhoods. For the people who live here this will destroy our home values. There will be no turning back against the traffic. As someone pointed out there is not room for road expansion and why would we want roads the size of Polaris Parkway right near the heart of Westerville? I am deeply saddened by the Council Officials that did not stand up for the majority of Westerville Residents. I am happy they are Elected so we find new ones!!!!
Liz L

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FOR WESTERVILLE wrote:
There are alot of opinions about this center but I can't help but notice that most of the people for it are from Columbus. This center needs redeveloped but Walmart is not the answer- NO big box retailer would be! A big box retailer is just that too big for the area. And 24 hours is not really needed this center is in between several owner occupied home neighborhoods. For the people who live here this will destroy our home values. There will be no turning back against the traffic. As someone pointed out there is not room for road expansion and why would we want roads the size of Polaris Parkway right near the heart of Westerville? I am deeply saddened by the Council Officials that did not stand up for the majority of Westerville Residents. I am happy they are Elected so we find new ones!!!!
Sore loser!
NYFAN

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NY FAN wrote:
I think this is a great thing, change is good and progress is even better. This is a Win, Win for the city of Westerville. So all of you crybabies out there need to shut your Pie Holes
Or better yet just move I'm sure there is a nice cave some where out in the middle of no where you can live in and the only change you will have to worry about is the seasons so when winter comes along and it's 20 below zero I bet then you wish you had a WAL-MART near by to get a coat and hat and some firewood! In closing I bet those kids behind the speedway token on the dope at least one of them belong to you.ROCK ON HADLER and all of your hard working employees that helped make this happen.
LOVE IT!!!!
Mike fm Taxerville

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NY FAN wrote:
think this is a great thing, change is good and progress is even better. This is a Win, Win for the city of Westerville. So all of you crybabies out there need to shut your Pie Holes
I Or better yet just move I’m sure there’s a nice cave some where out in the middle of know where you can live in and the only change you will have to worry about is the seasons so when winter comes along and it’s 20 below zero I bet then you wish you had a WAL-MART near by to get a coat and hat and some firewood! In closing I bet those kids behind the speedway token on the dope at least one of them belong to you.ROCK ON HADLER and all of your hard working employees that helped make this happen.
My house IS up for sell - I live within 1/2 mile of this walmart. Now the ball is in YOUR court - BUY my house and I'll be out of it by the end of the month.

PUT UP $175,000 or SHUT UP!
Cmon man

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Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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My house IS up for sell - I live within 1/2 mile of this walmart. Now the ball is in YOUR court - BUY my house and I'll be out of it by the end of the month.
PUT UP $175,000 or SHUT UP!
Let us know when you're gone and we'll schedule the block party. We can walk to the new store to get all the suppiles.
Mike fm Taxerville

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Cmon man wrote:
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Let us know when you're gone and we'll schedule the block party. We can walk to the new store to get all the suppiles.
Dont worry about it, the party is on me!!!

Walmart(or any big box store) is not the main reason I'm leaving. My log on name should give you a hint.
Cmon man

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Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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Dont worry about it, the party is on me!!!
Walmart(or any big box store) is not the main reason I'm leaving. My log on name should give you a hint.
LOL, I assumed that a long time ago. I don't disagree with you on that.
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If kroger can be there and be open 24 hours what is the difference, it will bring more jobs and more revenue to the city. wouldnt you rather see a functioning store or a empty building that doesnt do any good at all, Start looking at factswesterville and stop whining about change
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Traffic on State Street is already oboxious.$250,000. is a drop in the bucket for what is needed. It is not just and issue isolated to that intersection. Traffic issues should be addressed prior to the opening.
We do not need that monstrosity!
Mike fm Taxerville

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shawn wrote:
If kroger can be there and be open 24 hours what is the difference, it will bring more jobs and more revenue to the city. wouldnt you rather see a functioning store or a empty building that doesnt do any good at all, Start looking at factswesterville and stop whining about change
You asked whats the different between Koger and a big box store is. ROTFLMAO

Sometimes doing nothing is better that doing something. This is one of them times.

Its funny that all pro Walmart remarks are along the line of "its better than a empty building" not the line of "Walmart is a good fit for Westerville".

My stand along is/was not a big box store there due to traffic issues and the housing units around the property.
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You know all this yammering about the code, the traffic and the destruction of the core use of the land is so stupid. When that shopping center was built, it was a shopping center. A SHOPPING CENTER IS FOR SHOPPING. It has been an eyesore for the last 30 years. Finally a chance to revitalize an area that needs it and we get all these do gooders crying foul. Go Protest in Liberty Township with the rest of your brothers and sisters. No one was crying when Buckeye Mart moved into anchor that property, No one was crying when Lazarus moved into that property, no one was crying when Big Lots moved into that property. Thanks to Walmart for not giving up and bringing life to an old, aging center. The revenue, employment and benefits will be a welcome sight to the city of Westerville.
This stinks

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I wish the columbus people would mind their own bees wax! If you do not live in Westerville...keep your opinions to yourself. You can shop at any one of your own W
Walmarts!
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Just because this site says you're from Columbus doesn't mean it's right. If you have an IP that pings off of a Columbus area, the the site assumes you're from Columbus. I live in Westerville, site says I don't.
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Clay said it correctly. You probably shop at Wal-Mart too! Get over it!
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Mike fm Taxerville wrote:
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My house IS up for sell - I live within 1/2 mile of this walmart. Now the ball is in YOUR court - BUY my house and I'll be out of it by the end of the month.
PUT UP $175,000 or SHUT UP!
Probably worth 119,900. Keep dreaming, Mike!

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