Wal-Marts are just another one of the things that Republicans and Democrats just can’t see eye-to-eye on.Ã‚Â I was talking with a conservative friend of mine that owns a business in Garden Grove.Ã‚Â I asked what he thought about a Wal-Mart moving into town and he said that a Wal-Mart would be really bad for his business, but that he is a believer in the market economy.
Things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look too good for the anti Wal-Mart groups in Garden Grove (or small-business owners, for that matter).
The quick back-story: Wal-Mart really wants to build a 24-hour Super Center on the 170,000 square foot lot that used to be a Vons Pavillions grocery store near the corner of Chapman and Euclid in Garden Grove.Ã‚Â The proposal has been made, and the architectural drawings have sat in city hall for months.Ã‚Â All that is left is city council approval.
Enter pro-development GG Planning Commissioner Steve Jones.Ã‚Â In the 8+ years that Jones has served on the planning commission he has never voted against a large development, and looking at his track record, many Garden Grove residents have given up on fighting the Wal-Mart.
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