Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor - 5/13/15

Effects of Walmart

Dear Editor,

I have lived in the Mountain Area for 40 years. I recently read an opinion that the area needed a Walmart or Target. While convenience is nice, the selection of products in both stores have decreased over the years. Once upon a time, I could get everything I needed at Target, but no more.

Also, before agreeing to allow a large box store of any type into the area, stop and research the long-term effects some of these stores have actually had on the small towns they have moved into. Not every large store has a positive lasting effect on the economy of a small town.

A temporary fix is just that - temporary. The community will face even more problems during the store’s presence and definitely after the stores have left.

DeAnn Geller, Oakhurst