Costco

A welcome mat for Wal-Mart

I am one of those who is very pleased that Wal-Mart is coming to Auburn. The naysayers are doing the same thing they did when Home Depot wanted to locate here. It’s the same tire ...

Developer: Lawsuit scared Costco away

Could the threat of a lawsuit by a community group have scared Costco away from buying a prime North Auburn site? And did that set the stage for Wal-Mart to ultimately make the dea ...

Where’s our own Costco?

I believe that there should be a Costco in Auburn because people would not have to drive all the way to Roseville. The only problem would be that there is a bit more traffic. Also ...

Costco bad for small biz

There have been recent talks about a Costco coming to our beautiful town of Auburn. If I think from the perspective of a layman, it sounds very exciting, and for a lot of people it ...

Amgen tour, Giants among 2010’s top local stories

Following are my choices for the top 10 local stories of 2010. They are in reverse order, saving the most prominent for last. Reader interest, and reader feedback, played a large ...

Let Auburn have its Wal-Mart

Alliance for the Protection of the Auburn Community is at it again (Journal, Nov. 5). Another cost for city and taxpayers, themselves included. Dumb, huh? They bought property nex ...

Samples tilt Winkles in favor of Costco

After a number of months observing the ongoing debate on what to build off Highway 49, I have decided to get involved. Seems like it has come down to a Costco or a Wal-Mart. Havin ...

Auburnite OK with big box

Allen Cassidy writes that destroying an area for economic increase is not the answer to our deeper social problems (Reader Input, Oct. 1). Allen, you are spot on! I know of no st ...

Wal-Mart cheapens a community

The “big box” problem isn’t going away, it’s getting worse. Ideally, Auburn would benefit from J.C. Penney going in where Gottschalks used to be, and the space where Wal-Ma ...

Big box just a part of changing times

All communities grow over time. If they don’t, they become ghost towns. I would like to know of any examples where a retail business, big or small, that decided to open up shop ...

‘Bohemia’ ad doesn’t tell all

Response to Mr. (Steve) Cavolt’s ad — 9/19/10 Auburn Journal: 1) Mr. Cavolt states the 2006 letter from the Army Corps of Engineers referring to the Bohemia Wal-Mart sit ...

Is Bohemia a done deal?

Why does it have to be such a well-guarded secret? If the people of Auburn knew one way or another whether we were about to have a Costco or (dread!) a Wal-Mart, there could be a s ...

Costco yes, Wal-Mart no

In regards to Mr. Steve Cavolt’s ad in the Journal Sunday, Aug. 22 and Victoria Connolly’s letter to the editor on Monday, Aug. 23 (my name is mentioned in Mr. Cavolt’s ad), ...

Local merchants deserve chance

I read the article in today’s Journal regarding restrictions on Downtown businesses in regards to outdoor decorations with bewilderment (Journal, July 5). I do believe that the ...

Keep the sales taxes right here

Re: Costco/Wal-Mart Bohemia project (Journal, June 30). Wal-Mart would surely not create any more traffic or pollution than a Costco so why the anti-Wal-Mart argument? The popula ...