Protesters Show Anti-Walmart Feeling

A developer plans to build the big box store at Suburban Plaza.

About 25 people braved the drizzle late Friday afternoon to stage a protest against .

They stood on the corners of Scott Boulevard and North Decatur Road starting at 4:30 p.m. and held up placards inviting rush-hour motorists to honk if they didn’t like Walmart. A good number of drivers cooperated.

Selig Enterprises wants to remodel the aging shopping center just outside the Decatur City Limits and bring in new stores, including a Super Walmart. Some residents have complained, saying the store would increase traffic and cause other problems.

Last month developers passed what appears to be the last regulatory hurdle in .

A group from the neighborhood against Selig Enterprises to stop the Walmart.

TheeOther5ide January 27, 2012 at 09:16 PM
You haven't shown any 'true facts' on any of your points. If you'd like someone to have a 'fact', provide the basis and evidence.
TheeOther5ide January 27, 2012 at 09:18 PM
"Unpleasant" crowd? First, learn to spell. Second, are you racist or just classist and feel you're too good for all the unpleasantness?
Sophie January 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Classless, Pretty sick of you and others comments back to others the last few months. Many ladies have expressed themselves in a civil way about not wanting Walmart. The smart ass remarks are not called for. This gives me an idea that you are not from the south. I did not use spell check, hope I passed.
Victoria Webb January 31, 2012 at 02:13 PM
John, great points. Actually for every 3 jobs that Walmart creates, 3.4 are lost. U. of CA. economist David Neumark's study of 3,094 counties across the US shows the myths busted here: http://www.ccoev.org/fivemyths.pdf If you do the research, many other university economics professors have conducted similar studies. And 35 hours a week guarantees that none of their part-time low wage earners will receive full benefits. Dekalb county desperately needs an updated comprehensive plan with mixed use for this area. Citizens unite! And join Good Growth Dekalb to help us fight this proposal. Make a donation: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmart-paypal Sign our petition: http://tinyurl.com/nowalmartindecatur Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoWMinDecatur
Jordan Bailey September 21, 2012 at 02:47 PM
An "unpleasant crowd"? I attend Agnes Scott College and I would love to have a Walmart so close to campus. Are college students apart of this "unpleasant crowd" you speak of? I hope not.


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