New Walmart In Greenville? New Regulations Downtown?

Will Greenville be getting a new Walmart? And will security be heightened in downtown? The Greenville City Council will try to tackle these issues Monday night.

The City Council will be considering a new Walmart at Monday night’s meeting. Greenville’s planning and zoning approved a developer’s proposal to build a regional destination shopping center on Highway 33 at the Porter Town Road site. The developer indicated that the proposal was to prepare the way for a new Walmart store. The City Council rejected a proposal from the same developer’s plans to build a Walmart earlier this year.

Also on the agenda, proposed changes for downtown Greenville bars. Owners of public and private clubs were encouraged to submit and give suggestions on how to improve the downtown area by October 30th. City Council members say they plan to hear from ECU’s student government association.


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  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    Here is an idea! How about opening more than 4 check out registers in the current wal-mart before opening an entirely new store. They have like 35 checkout counters and usually only 4 or less open at a time! Seems to me that if they were expecting the kind of volume they built for in the current store that it might then be ok for a 2nd store. I wonder how many checkout registers they will provide and not staff in the new store? Two! I'm just saying.
  • by mike on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:28 AM
    I see people that keep posting to build it as people need jobs blah blah...so you think that building this one wal-mart will solve issues people have with money and employment? If this is such an easy fix to unemployment then why doesnt the federal government just build a Wal-Mart in every town. Do you see the ignorance of your statements? Wal-Mart does not improve the economy and is not an employee friendly store. If they were perhaps customer service at the other Wal-Mart might be better or at least be covered with a smile or kind word instead of the crap we get from there now...
  • by to j/b on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:56 AM
    j/b Location: greenville on Nov 9, 2009 at 09:29 AM...I don't think you have been reading any current news put out from Wal-Mart recently.Wal-Mart has vowed to reduce it's food prices to the lowest prices and depend on their other retail sales in an effort to take over the Retail Food sales.It is not a secret.They are in strong competition with Foodlions and are trying to close the doors on these chain food stores.We need to be very careful about an Industry as big as Wal-Mart.They have become powerful enough to accomplish their goals.
  • by To Bill Location: USA on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:47 AM
    Bill your post are so correct.We have two paries that are strong in this country.Both have turned their backs on our society and pushed for "new World" orders.It is amazing how both are trying to see which one can get it acomplished worldwide first.No concern for our country.Nafta was supposed to bring free trade,but was supposed to bring balanced and fair trade also.There were "contracts of government" to offset any unbalance.As we so often do in this country,we did not monitor and correct the offsets.Many multiple dollars have gone directly from foriegn industries not the wealthy American bank accounts.Ronald Reagan was a strong advocate of Free world trade and Nafta was a vision that he had and spoke highly of it when Clinton signd the bill. Please remember the Republicans were right there with Bill and behind him.They were strong advocates of this free trade.I don't know all our country needs ,but using Wal-Mart to "yard sell" and peddle others goods is not the way to go.
  • by to beachbum3 on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:25 AM
    you might try Clinton-Nafta
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Nov 9, 2009 at 03:30 PM
    People are out of work.... build the d@m^ Walmart. Give people jobs. All of you that are opposed must be rich or selfish. If you don't like it, don't shop there. Someone has to help these people... families are suffering!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Nov 9, 2009 at 03:17 PM
    Sam Walston would have a stark raving fit to see his company being run by a group of accountants and not his family. Wal-mart should be renamed "THE IMPORT STORE"
  • by beachbum3 Location: e-nc on Nov 9, 2009 at 02:57 PM
    I was under the impression that when the N.A.F.T.A. was allowed to be pased into law under the bush adminstration that it was supposely to be the best thing to help the exporting of goods from this nation to china an it hugh market to help business create more demand for their products. instead it has work against the american consumers an businesses. N.A.F.T.A. IS IN A HUGH NEED OF BEING REPEALED THANK YOU
  • by beachbum3 Location: e-nc on Nov 9, 2009 at 02:52 PM
    It has recently been brought to my attention that the walmarts of this nation will no longer be employing people in a full time status just so as to be able to avoid the paying of benefits that would be required to full time employees everyone is hired in a part time status but they are still being allowed to get up to forty hour of work each week. An with hirings such as these people in eastern north carolina still are thinking that we dont need the passage of the health reform act. i cant understand their way of thinking thank you
  • by BEACHBUM Location: E-NC on Nov 9, 2009 at 02:41 PM
    As for the buying of the l;ocals mercharts goods it is gotten extremely hard to do so these as that it seems to me that every item that you pick up these days is either made in india, china, brazil, mexico,or japan, when this the only merchindise on the shelves that are offer to the consumers it is hard not to buy foreign produced goods thank you
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