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Old 10-23-2010, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Hey CD crew,
The Wal-Mart Super Center in Laurel is now open. Not pleased that I have to drive 30 minutes to get to it but for some reason there are none closer to Silver Spring/MoCo. I heard there was some "ban" on Wal Mart --can anyone confirm this? Where I lived in Ohio I was used to them being all over town so now I don't go as often. I'm also looking forward to going to the new Wegmans in Largo. --alas another 30 minute drive

My neighborhood Giant is "average" I don't like Safeway, Superfresh is ok. I'm just surprised the grocery choices are somewhat limited in this so-called affluent county..lol.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Rockville, MD
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There's a Wal-Mart in Germantown of MD-355.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Is it a supercenter? Germantown is farther away than Laurel.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:37 AM
 
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Just ask around or dig up some articles there was a big fight about locals or officials or whoever fighting to keep another Walmart OUT of Montgomery County. ...like passing laws that although they didn't MENTION Walmart, would only affect Walmart just be the very way they were written. That kind of thing.

MapQuest: accordingly adjust from where you are in SS to where the Walmart is which is 295 and 198

- Silver Spring to Laurel 23 minutes / 14.70 miles (that's from downtown SS/EW and Colesville to Rte 1 and Rte 198
- Silver Spring to Germantown -- 31 minutes / 22.44 miles (I don't know where the Walmart is in Germantown)

Clearly Laurel is closer.
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Old 10-24-2010, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Is it a supercenter? Germantown is farther away than Laurel.
I don't think it is. It's like the old one was in Laurel before these changes.
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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Yeah, Laurel is closer. I just figured with the demographics on my side of MOCO (the east side) and area like Wheaton or even that empty mall in downtown Silver Spring could accomodate a Wal Mart Super Center. I notice though that even the Targets are not Super Targets here. --though some Target store are expanding the grocery area.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:36 PM
 
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they did a nice job on the remodeling; unfortunately it's even more packed now than ever, and it was bad before..
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