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View Poll Results: What do you think about building a Walmart in the Heights?
Build Baby Build 16 40.00%
Not in my neighborhood 17 42.50%
I don't give a rat's behind if they build it or not 7 17.50%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-21-2010, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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So what do you think? I think they should let them build - they are everywhere else already. I think just because a neighborhood is in transition, that you shouldn't vote no on businesses that still serve a large segment of the population - the large hispanic and elderly populations were there before the newbies moved in - that store can serve that population and if they build an upscale looking exterior that will fit with the area, then they should build it. Those with money still have other stores they can patronize and can for the most part protest it by ignoring it but there is a large segment of existing homeowners that would benefit.

I'm not very jazzed up about having a walmart in my neighborhood either -- but it does serve a large part of the population. It's one thing when you move to an older neighborhood where the original residents could benefit versus when you move to a brand new exclusive area and the store comes to invade your area - an area where most residents won't use it.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I'd think an urban style Walmart would be nice, but of course......this is Houston.
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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lol, it might turn out to be a good thing
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I've expressed my thoughts on another thread, and currently support the efforts of www.stoptheheightswalmart.com
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:31 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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I've expressed my thoughts on another thread, and currently support the efforts of www.stoptheheightswalmart.com
The link doesn't work - neither will www.stopheightswalmart.org
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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It's a tricky situation. You have an area that has been transitioning into a more urban, wealthier area that has some vocal opponents. On the other hand, there still is a lot of low income individuals in the general vicinity that will greatly benefit.

Legally they can build a wal mart almost however they want so the question becomes how much can we get Airbinder to try and marginally improve the immediate infrastructure.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Pearland, TX
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It's a tricky situation. You have an area that has been transitioning into a more urban, wealthier area that has some vocal opponents. On the other hand, there still is a lot of low income individuals in the general vicinity that will greatly benefit.

Legally they can build a wal mart almost however they want so the question becomes how much can we get Airbinder to try and marginally improve the immediate infrastructure.
I'd bet a paycheck that the majority of opponents shop at Wally World regardless of how loudly they deny it. Cheap windshield wipers are cheap windshield wipers and don't tell me Target already has them because they don't.

This link doesn't work either www.ishopatwalmartandrefusetoadmitit.com

Just sayin'...

Ronnie
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:21 AM
 
Location: classified
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Since I don't live in the Heights, I don't care one way or the other but I am not sure why the oponants are against it. The site is not even part of the historical district and is located across I-10 from the rest of the Heights.

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I'd bet a paycheck that the majority of opponents shop at Wally World regardless of how loudly they deny it. Cheap windshield wipers are cheap windshield wipers and don't tell me Target already has them because they don't.
Why do you need so many windshield wipers?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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This Wal-Mart = 400 jobs in hard times = it must be built, plain and simple !
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Are there Walmarts in France, and are people happy to have them in the community?
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