So, they’ve been putting up a huge building in the once weed-choked lot behind my office. Last week they started tearing up the street to put in new sewer lines. Yep, my town is getting a Wal-Mart. At the rate it’s going up, it should be finished off by September. We’re told the grand opening will be next January.
The city council was all but drooling when they heard the news. They went so far as to swap land with a local bank owner to ease the path of the mega-retailer. Now the electrical box for my office is on land owned by a competitor.
This is fairly small town, about 8,000 when college is in session, and no more than 12,000 in the entire county. Currently the closest Wal-Mart is 45 miles away.
Have any other 'Dopers been visited recently by the Supercenter Fairy for good or ill?