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Old 03-20-2010, 08:38 PM
 
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I just read this:

Wal-Mart ditches plan to build store in East Hills Shopping Center - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As much as I would love to see my old neighborhood turn around for the better, I knew this plan wouldn't work. It's a shame though as all of the good people that live in Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg need stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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The percentage of shoplifting would have probably been HUGE just like the North Versailles & West Mifflin stores. Better to deal with what you have rather than take on more.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, USA
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I thought it was crazy of Zayre's(?) to build a new store there years back when almost every business had already left. I didn't understand why every checkout had American Express applications only. Who else is supposed to locate there, Target or Home Depot?
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:07 PM
 
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Nothing will survive there...high crime area and suprisingly Giant Eagle is still there. Only one I have every been inside that has a security guard at the front.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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I was really hopeful that Walmart and Lowes would come to East Hills, but I knew in the back of my mind that even if they did come, the stores would never last. It was rumored that K-mart was supposed to come there a few years back, but they never did. I read some article elsewhere that Walmart and Lowes basically said that they didn't want to risk having their employees work in a high crime area. It's sad as that area desperately needs retail stores to serve the people that live there and be a catalyst to help turn that area around.
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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As much as I would love to see my old neighborhood turn around for the better, I knew this plan wouldn't work.
Walmart doesn't turn neighborhoods around for the better! Walmart destroys area small businesses! Walmart is a catalyst for destruction!

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It's a shame though as all of the good people that live in Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg need stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes.
Why do people who live in Wilkinsburg need a Lowes? There's a Home Depot right down the street!
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Old 03-21-2010, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Lancaster County, PA & Sh-ittsburgh, PA
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Nothing will survive there...high crime area and suprisingly Giant Eagle is still there. Only one I have every been inside that has a security guard at the front.
Giant Eagle on Wharton Street, South Side has a Pittsburgh Police officer on duty right inside the door during late afternoon/evenings.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Yeah
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Walmart doesn't turn neighborhoods around for the better! Walmart destroys area small businesses! Walmart is a catalyst for destruction!
You're a Wal Mart hater too? Quite a resume you got there. Wal Mart's are only successful because people shop there. If more people would support home town businesses there wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Giant Eagle on Wharton Street, South Side has a Pittsburgh Police officer on duty right inside the door during late afternoon/evenings.
As does the one in Shadyside (Shakespere)
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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I just read this:

Wal-Mart ditches plan to build store in East Hills Shopping Center - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

As much as I would love to see my old neighborhood turn around for the better, I knew this plan wouldn't work. It's a shame though as all of the good people that live in Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg need stores like Wal-Mart and Lowes.
Yea, and get robbed blind by the ghetto people!
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