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Old 01-18-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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Does anyone know what they are building on 15/501 in Chapel Hill? If you are heading towards Pittsboro its on your left right around the Orange Co/Chatham Co line...
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Walmart
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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Isn't that the Obey Creek mixed use development?

http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1437
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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Nope. Walmart. Obey Creek is north of the site.

Wal-Mart: Chatham's boon, Orange's bane - Local/State - NewsObserver.com
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:16 PM
 
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Thank you!
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Yep, Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Orange County's anti-growth m.o. is Chatham County's gain. It will still increase traffic on adjacent Orange Country roads, draw business away from Orange Country stores, and siphon sales tax dollars off to a neighboring county's coffers.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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Yep, Chapel Hill-Carrboro-Orange County's anti-growth m.o. is Chatham County's gain..
There already is a Walmart in the OC
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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Yes, but the county could definitely support another one. Most Chapel Hill/Carrboro residents are not going to Hillsborough to shop. We shall soon see how many of them are going across the county line to go to the new, closer one.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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Thats why there is a Wallmart on the Durham Chapel Hill border too.

They keep their 'village'... we get their tax dollars... Thanks CH!
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Yes, but the county could definitely support another one. Most Chapel Hill/Carrboro residents are not going to Hillsborough to shop. We shall soon see how many of them are going across the county line to go to the new, closer one.
Kinda depends which end of Chapel Hill you live in. From the north side, Hillsborough Walmart is just up 86 a few miles and most would avoid the long ride through or around campus to head to the south side 15/501 Walmart. But people in Southern Village will sure be happy....
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