Aydelott's usual "snake oil" sales pitch got derailed at the Council meeting Thursday evening when Councilman Ed Smotherman started asking some questions. Seems like one of Aydelotts past statements about the size of another piece of property on Memorial as being too small for the Walmart store blew up when Smotherman pointed out that (this)proposed location was even smaller. Aydelott stammered and stuttered his way through with a phony sounding explanation. Smotherman succeeded in arranging some public input even though a public hearing was not legally required. Aydelott was seemingly uncomfortable with that. At last, we have a Council member who actually represents the public interest and speaks up when he suspects something is being ramrodded through the planning process.
I wish Smotherman was the Council rep. on the Planning Commission.
They should change Murfreesboro's name to Wallyworld town. 4 Walmarts in a town like this is way out of line. How many more small businesses will close down because of Walmart
And as usual, they will get their way Aydelcott needs to be replaced
The bottom line is that Walmart follows high density zoning. A proposed appartment complex on Memorial plus the conversion of the Haynes property to hi density zoning is what draws the (Walmarts). Look at what is happening near the Walmart store on Rutherford,another huge apartment complex being built. Those who choose to live there and are anti Walmart, are about the same distance from a Publix srore as they are from Walmart so the anti-Wallies will have a choice. We shall see whose parking lot is the fuller.
Personally, I’m a fan of another Walmart store in the area. Four… may be a bit much right now, but if they can make money with that many stores in Murfreesboro, then hey, why not?
Maybe, since I’m just a regular consumer, I see it more as a good thing, since it creates more opportunities for easy shopping. And it seems to me like a pretty obvious sign of growth in Murfreesboro—which at least on the outside, also seems like a good thing to me.
In the end, when I go shopping, I go to Walmart; so anything that makes it easier for me to do that is a positive. Though the proposed new Walmarts in question won’t be closer to my home than an already existing one, it’s still good to know I could have more options if I happen to be in those areas of town.
Seeing the growth that Murfreesboro experiences each year is always exciting and the creation of these new Walmarts can only mean our city has excellent prospects for even more growth in the near future.
Quite frankly, I’m excited to see what the new Walmarts will lead to—hopefully bigger, better things in Murfreesboro. As well as easier shopping, if nothing else.