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Great. I'm sure property taxes will go up to help fund more social support programs for the Wal Mart employees....
The language in this story is confusing. Cities don't approve sales between two private entities. The city did approve the needed zoning applications in order to build a Wal-Mart - but again the city did not approve a sale of land. You can read the report on the Cottage Grove website and understand this. I am sure the sale was contingent on getting the zoning approvals but the city does not have a say on who owns property.
Apparently mmartin4444 is not catching a clue about the modern America that is being championed by the media and the people in North Carolina this week. According to them and Obama, THAT IS what the government is supposed to do - Take care of us and decide what is best for us. Because under Government, we are one big happy family...
The concept of replacing a drive-in theater with a Walmart is such a cliche -- but this time it's also _reality_!
I wouldn't set foot into a wal-mart if it were the only store in operation worldwide.
Congratulations, Cottage Grove. You're getting exactly what you deserve: a Walmart. We loved taking the family to the Vali-Hi, but now there's no reason to visit your city anymore.
With industry wide conversion to expensive digital projectors this was inevitable. But then again, in a few years these projectors won't be so expensive ...
Sad, I guess I'll just have to set up a screen in my driveway.
Sad... I remember watching E.T. there as a child.
The kids and I have enjoyed many evenings here. We knew it was coming, but hoped it was years away. And replaced by a WalMart? Ughhhh....
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