Wal-Mart simply ‘doesn’t fit’

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The proposed Bohemia building is 155,000 square-feet. The average Wal-Mart is 108,000 square-feet. Now go online to Google maps and look at the Wal-Mart Supercenter Store No. 1988 in Roseville. Open a new tab/map and go to Bohemia. Zoom the same, making sure the cars are of the same size. Now try to fit that supercenter from Roseville on the Bohemia property around the canal. Keep in mind the new plaza is not yet on the map. It doesn’t fit. Another point to make is that Wal-Mart’s carry and service: family apparel, health and beauty aids, electronics, toys, lawn and garden items, jewelry, automotive products, home furnishings, hardware, sporting goods, pet supplies, housewares, bakery goods, meat and dairy products, fresh produce, a plethora of grocery items, household supplies, vision center, tire and lube express, brand-name restaurants inside, portrait studio and one-hour photo center, pharmacy, hair salon, bank and some have health clinics. That’s enough to cover all the needs of Auburn residents in one stop. No need to open any other new businesses around. In fact, old businesses will probably (might as well) close. I’m just sayin ’... Susie Tronti, Auburn