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Last login: Thursday, August 11, 2005
Geez, can we really believe this much crap over a simple issue? The land is (or was) zoned for a "big box". The box doesn't get any bigger than Wal-Mart. The employment figure a few years ago was the one in every four Americans will have worked for Wal-Mart at some point in their life. The debate started when Wal-Mart wanted to exceed the zoned size of the questioned lot. They wanted to provide a larger building w/ more services and better presentation. They have always had the option to put one of those small town eye-sore Wal-Marts in. THAT fits the zoning. Now that the Lawrence Super Wal-Mart is going to be at the south location, maybe that is just what we are going to get. What Wal-Mart calls a minimum division one store. They will still sell what they want to sell. The groceries (which Wal-Mart pricing will be nice in this town) will be available at the south supercenter. The Tire and Lube will be available at the south supercenter. The new tire and lube will accomadate large RV's. Something that doesn't exist in this town at this time. WAKE UP Lawrence. We can't be a little bitty town and survive in the economy of Topeka and KC as both grow toward us. The University is here and we will all benefit from the growth. If you want "small town", buck up and drive an extra ten minutes. There are some jewels of small town living well within that radius.
August 11, 2005 at 2:33 p.m.
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