Anti-Walmart Group Still Considering Legal Challenge

A Good Growth DeKalb representative said the group could still challenge an incoming Walmart Supercenter "with whatever legal means we can find."

, a local group fighting the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in , says they're still considering a legal battle against the developers and the international retailer. 

The group has threatened legal action before but has focused on protesting the store construction several times in front of Suburban Plaza over the spring and summer.

Their final protest is scheduled for 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10.

But Robert Blondeau, one of the group's activists, told Neighbor Newspapers this week a legal challenge remains on the table.

From the story:

“Selig has their position — there will be a Walmart,” said Blondeau. “And we have our position … we will continue to fight with whatever legal means we can find. Selig is largely concerned with financial considerations, not the community … It’s interested in creating just another strip mall that does not reflect the character of Decatur’s popular and successful development model.”

Check out the rest of the story for more information.

Here are a number of stories regarding the group's legal efforts:

Mike Easterwood August 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM
They raised $4,000 for the fight. Guess you haven't hired a good lawyer lately? Maybe 20 times that amount to start. I think Walmart has a little more to press it's interests. Maybe you should call on the patron saint of lost causes?
Keith August 08, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Still say a store bringing in revenues and tax dollars is better than an abandoned storefront. We already have enough of that on the Scottdale/Belvedere borders, last we need is more of it in Decatur. More revenues and taxes coming in mean more visibility for desired growth and improvement projects.
Warnin ToU September 14, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I guess $4000 represents the extent of opposition. GOOD, it's time the spotted owl crowd gets put in their place. I am sick of the "minority opinion" being considered significant.
Al March 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Right now in the US jobs are a issue, we should be champion almost any companies for wanting to build or expand
Tomathy March 19, 2013 at 06:58 PM
At least we can all walk to walmart!


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