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    It would be nice if the developer gave them money to move, but they don’t have to. It probably wouldn’t be much compared to the cost of the whole project. I suppose that’s life out in places designed for a short lifespan, though.

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    GCrites80s said:
    It would be nice if the developer gave them money to move, but they don’t have to. It probably wouldn’t be much compared to the cost of the whole project. I suppose that’s life out in places designed for a short lifespan, though.

    Is 30 years a short life span?

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    You know what would have made that a much better news article, actually telling people where this is on a long stretch of road…

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    johnwirtz said:
    Is 30 years a short life span?

    For a strip plaza, probably not. Not that’s that’s a positive statement on the kind of building that goes on in these areas.

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    melikecheese said:
    You know what would have made that a much better news article, actually telling people where this is on a long stretch of road…

    Between Summer and Saltergate.

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    johnwirtz said:
    Is 30 years a short life span?

    For structures it should be very short. But that’s not how it’s played out since after WWII, especially in sprawl. Think about how many parts of town developed in the early ’90s are already in bad shape. Or even the early 2000s here and there.

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    GCrites80s said:
    It would be nice if the developer gave them money to move, but they don’t have to. It probably wouldn’t be much compared to the cost of the whole project. I suppose that’s life out in places designed for a short lifespan, though.

    I assume it is all spelled out in the leases. Restaurant leases are usually renewed with multi-year contracts. There was probably writing on the wall well before this press release.

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    Don’t think it will happen. Wal-Mart has tried many times north of that section on Sawmill (where it becomes Sawmill Parkway) and got turned away by homeowners associations and whatnot. Can’t see it going over well again.

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    RedStorm said:
    …got turned away by homeowners associations and whatnot.

    Must protect the beauty of the strip malls and housing subdivisions in the area from the ugliness of the WalMart! ;)

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    Walker said:
    Must protect the beauty of the strip malls and housing subdivisions in the area from the ugliness of the WalMart! ;)

    Ha, exactly, and how often does Wal-Mart seriously get turned away? They seem to be pretty successful at getting whatever they want and going wherever they want.

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    I was going to ask whether it made sense to put a Walmart so close to the one that is in Carriage Place Shopping Center at Sawmill and Bethel Road, but when I Googled I found that technically the Walmart near Tuttle Mall on Britton Parkway is about as far away from Carriage Place as Olde Sawmill Square.

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    Walmart has got to be banking on the idea that the people who live in Dublin/Columbus/Powell in that area north of I-270 will choose to go to Walmart rather than travel further south into the weekend traffic nightmare that is Sawmill (south of I-270) in order to go to Target or Meijer.

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    jbcmh81 said:
    Ha, exactly, and how often does Wal-Mart seriously get turned away? They seem to be pretty successful at getting whatever they want and going wherever they want.

    Wal-Mart has found New York City impossible to penetrate so far.

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    GCrites80s said:
    Wal-Mart has found New York City impossible to penetrate so far.

    Okay, with few exceptions. Sawmill is not NYC.

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    Currently they have demolished the old Kroger building and all the retailers up to Skyline chili. That means Dairy Queen is gone but good news is Thai Orchid stays. If anyone has any information on employment for Walmart please post it.

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