Walmart coming to Warrenton

Walmart coming to Warrenton

After keeping things under wraps, the city of Warrenton was able to confirm rumors that a Walmart is being developed.

Martin Nygaard has long been rumored to be working on a Walmart retail store on the land he owns west of the Les Schwab Tire Center. But the city of Warrenton was not able to confirm the name of the store until after a pre-application meeting last week.

Nygaard was able to secure most of the necessary permits for developing his 17-acre site on U.S. Highway 101 without revealing the identity of his future tenant.

Read the full story at The Daily Astorian.

UPDATE: For the latest news on Walmart's store plans in Warrenton, please see an updated story here:
http://www.oregonbusiness.com/the-latest/3957-the-latest-here-comes-walmart

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Lisa Rimer
+2 #1 Walmart in WarrentonLisa Rimer 2009-10-14 10:47:46
That's great! While Walmart has some negatives, they also have some positives. It is my observation that I can go to Walmart or I can go to Fred Meyer or Ace Hardware or even Nordstroms and find different price tags but China on the labels. Sometimes on the SAME products. Also, they do hire people who are not employable elsewhere. I think that gives them an opportunity to gain a positive work history and then they can go on to better jobs. I have generally been well treated by the employees at Walmart and as anywhere one has to use discretion when making purchases. If you don't want to shop at Walmart don't. If you want to shop at the mom & pop shop who is ripping you off with higher prices so be it. I need to be responsible with my money.
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Darrell Smith
+1 #2 RE: Walmart coming to WarrentonDarrell Smith 2009-10-19 17:58:32
I think it is great that wal-mart is coming to Warrenton, now we can shop localy ,before it was a trip to Longview Wa. or Newport Or quite a trip to either store..
thanks again
Darrell
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jim
+2 #3 now maybe freds will lower their pricesjim 2009-10-26 17:51:57
with walmart comming in freds will either have to lower its prices or say goodbye to us.
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Warrenton
+4 #4 Wal-Mart vs. KrogerWarrenton 2009-10-27 15:58:50
"With Walmart coming to Warrenton with walmart comming in freds will either have to lower its prices or say goodbye to us."

The flip side is, where would you prefer to work?
It's an interesting debate - one has low prices, but low pay and low benefits; the other, slightly higher prices, but less chance its workers will be using food stamps or the local free health clinic. Like the old Fram commercial... you can pay a little now, or a lot more later.
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Warrentonian
+1 #5 Can't Wait!Warrentonian 2009-11-27 08:17:55
It's a good thing no matter how you slice it. Competition will bring prices under control and there's no real down side to that...
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Jake
+1 #6 Good!Jake 2009-12-02 21:57:41
It's about time that Fred Meyer has some competition in this area! I'm tired of being ripped off by Freddies and all the local Mom and Pop stores. I've been making monthly trips to Aberdeen to the Wal-Mart store there and to Grocery Outlet in order to save money.
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Jonathan
-1 #7 What?!Jonathan 2009-12-02 23:53:19
I never heard anyone praise WalMart until I moved to Oregon. I will always support family owned businesses over that corporation. Fred Meyer is owned by the Kroger Co. I used to work as a produce buyer in their headquarters in Cincinnati. They are the largest grocery chain in the US. So they are on the same playing field as Walmart. WalMart is the largest corporation on Earth.

I would highly recommend all of you watch The High Cost of Low Prices. You can watch the whole thing online (pick a vid site).

I remember when all the WalMart store had "Made in America" signs on the outside of their stores. But thanks to NAFTA, then CAFTA all of those signs were taken down and now all of the companies WalMart bought out were shut down and moved to the PRC. WalMart is like every store today. They use loss leaders to get the brainless sheep in the door and then sucker you into buying cheap quality high priced crap that you don't need.

Oh and to save money, you need to calculate your fuel cost, wear and tear on your vehicle when you are traveling to buy groceries. The best way to save is use coupons and shop all the stores.
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Warrenton, OR newbie
+1 #8 Let's see what happens...Warrenton, OR newbie 2009-12-11 18:53:50
I've never been a huge fan of Walmart. I lived in a small college town in Ohio growing up; in 2002 they built a Walmart and sadly many local businesses have had to close due to lack of customers. I recently moved to Warrenton and have found that for a small region our town really has quite a bit of variety in terms of shopping. To me Fred Meyers is just a good as Walmart. You can do your grocery shopping and anything else you may need in one trip and their prices really aren't too bad. With low unemployment rates the only upside of the box store opening would be employment for the Oregon coast.
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Robert Moore
-2 #9 Say NO to WalmartRobert Moore 2010-02-02 09:31:37
Walmart is not good for the local economy or the national economy. They sell junk. As far as the national economy goes, Walmart has way too much power to force US manufacturers to lower their prices to compete with Chinese goods. An example of this is Master Lock. They demanded that Master Lock lower their prices to compete with Chinese products or they would not buy them any more. Master Lock did lower their prices after they moved their manufacturing base to Mexico. And everyone knows what happens to local small businesses when Walmart comes in - they put them out of business. It's better to support local small businesses than to support a company headquartered in Arkansas and Beijing, China. When you, along with millions of other Americans, buy a Walmart product from China, and they build a nuclear powered submarine. Think about it!
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Tim Mortenson
-1 #10 WAL- MART the American Sweatshop.Tim Mortenson 2010-02-22 04:45:55
Ya, know I was a guilty as anyone of thinking that Wal- Mart treated its workers as badly as Fred Myers or Safeway or even Costco, but that simply is not true. They are FAR worse. After watching " The High Cost of Low Prices " I think this company has really taken it's business practices from the big coporate giants in the 20's and 30's and have, with eyes wide open, attempted to crush all that gets in their way. Be it a living wage for their workers or the local economy in which they operate. This is also the only company I have heard about, that encourges its workers to seek out goverment asistanced programs. This is because they refuse to give thier employees an affordable health care plan, or living wage to support them yet they still list record earnings every year. I really don't know what has happened in this country with " doing the right thing " anymore, but it seems like WAL-MART would do or pay any price to not have too. I know if it goes up in Warranton Oregon it will only hurt the local businesses not help. Please think for a moment Oregon; is this heartless, ruthless, mega company really gonna care "at all" what you think once they are hear. Are they going to be hear for the long haul, or will they cut and run, leaving a giant empty building once their profits dewindle. I know I'm done buying anything there.
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Terbear
+2 #11 YEAH FOR WALLYWORLD!!!Terbear 2010-04-07 15:09:02
I couldn't be happier that walmart is coming to this area. I hate hate hate going to freddy's knowing that they know if we want it, we will have to pay their price for it! so they really don't give a s#*t. for all of you who think walmart sucks, then keep paying high prices at freddy's, you must not know what to do with all your $$$$$$. and dont shop at walmart, but i bet curiosity will drive you nuts and when they open you'll be in line waiting to see their DEALS!!! ya know im right, just admit it people......... ......
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Sheri
+1 #12 Love WalMart comingSheri 2010-04-27 20:17:25
I use to work at WalMart,Persona lly I feel Wal Mart treats their employees very well, I never seen them abuse any one, They bend over backwards to fit your work hours into your life, I know I have seen them employee peope who other businesses would not even talk to, So before you get down on them, look around they do alot of good, and I ahve never seen walmart leave a huge building empty to leave the community, when they do this it is to move into a larger building, taht was when W M was building teh reg, size stores, which they no loner do if I understood right, now they build super stores, I can't wait for it to be completed, I am tired of driving 65 miles to WM
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DEAN  THE GROOVEMASTER
+1 #13 LOVE WALLYWORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!DEAN THE GROOVEMASTER 2010-05-15 23:04:45
ONE MORE REASON TO MOVE TO THAT AREA. MY WIFE & I ARE RETIRING SOON AND WILL BE SHOPPING THERE.
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matt
+3 #14 small business sucksmatt 2010-05-25 22:14:17
i am glad that small business may leave our area they are verry over priced and don't hire outside family members. now there will be better prices for the poor and jobs as well.
losing fred meyer or maurices or stevens fine clothing and places likewise would not hurt my feelings at all GOOD RIDANCE!!!!!!!! !!
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Kevinw
+1 #15 Good Job WMKevinw 2010-07-05 17:38:44
It's about time WM, can put people back to work, without the WM haters wetting their huggies.
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RobinE
+1 #16 Is it going to be built?RobinE 2010-07-22 21:18:37
I haven't seen any construction for the new WM, and can't find much on the internet. Is WM coming to Warrenton or did it get blocked? I hope it's still coming!
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Oregonbusiness.com
0 #17 UPDATE: Walmart in WarrentonOregonbusiness.com 2010-08-13 14:07:56
For the latest news on Walmart's store plans in Warrenton, please see an updated story here:
http://www.oregonbusiness.com/the-latest/3957-the-latest-here-comes-walmart

Link to updated story
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A WAL-MART FAN!!!!!!!!!!
+2 #18 A HAPPY COASTIE!!!!!!!!A WAL-MART FAN!!!!!!!!!! 2010-08-24 23:02:39
Wal-Mart you are wanted by the real people of the Coast and our counter parts over the bridge in Washington! Don't be fooled by the loud and running scared minority. These are small business owners or their relatives and friends who are scared their GRAVY TRAIN is pulling out of the station! They have taken advantage of us held hostage by being full time residents all this time and they're scared to death. It's about time the buying field was leveled on the coast. You are an answer to our prayers. Please Hurry!!!!!!!!
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GetInNow
0 #19 Wal-Mart OK .. WINCO BetterGetInNow 2010-12-09 08:54:21
Like everyone else here I'm happy to see more competition to the area that will hopefully offer more competitive prices. I've seen the "High prices for low prices", and am ultimatley aware of all the practices that Wal-Mart, Freddie's and the alike use to keep employees from being deemed FT. I urge coasties to push for a WINCO in Warrenton. Sure they are a large corporation; however, they are employee owned and offer great benefits for their employees. Their prices are far less expensive than your average wal-mart prices, though they may not offer all that a Wal-Mart or Freddie's do. I offer Amazon in competition for those items. Thing to watch out about wal-mart is that they start with low prices, and then they start cranking them upward. As for the mom and pop's, I support them, but the beauty of America is competition. How can they compete with pallet's vs. cases?
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SAdtobehuman
-2 #20 I can believe im reading these commentsSAdtobehuman 2011-05-06 12:40:48
Wow people really love walmart and i couldnt be getting sicker. If you have ever been to a small bussiness, not all of them are over priced.Walmart is just another cookie cutter trick to keep your spirit in a cage while you feel as though its heaven. i was shocked enough to see a Freds in warrington when i came here, but apperantley people enjoy the lesser of the evils. Are we that crushed that we will settle for the best way to lose?
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J.M.
+2 #21 ConsumerJ.M. 2011-06-07 13:25:11
I am elated that Wally World is finally arriving in the area. NO MORE BEING HELD HOSTAGE by Fraud Meyer or the other one.
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winco lover
-1 #22 wincowinco lover 2011-08-06 12:06:47
i think we should beg for a winco would be nice to have
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walmart lover!
-2 #23 walmart loverwalmart lover! 2011-10-03 12:32:25
Hard to believe "sadtobehuman" (third comment up) could be a resident of "warrington" LOL! He/She can't even spell it!
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tiredofwiners
+2 #24 Vote with your buck!tiredofwiners 2011-10-05 10:46:25
If you are so love small businesses, then buck it up and vote with your $ buck $. Nobody is making you shop at any store: Freddy's, Costco, Winco, or Walmart included. Get on with your life and quit trying to control others!
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fredrick roth
+1 #25 zagnafredrick roth 2012-04-29 17:34:54
As a citizen of long beach washington we are on the edge of our seat waiting for walmart to open in warrenton oregon as are many in the surrounding areas as now we have to drive 150 miles round trip to shop at walmart in longview wa. this would be wonderful for all people in the surrounding areas to shop a lot closer to home.
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Guest
0 #26 Mr.Guest 2012-11-13 16:50:33
I hope the wimpy Warrenton council members vote to let WalMart in. All the nay sayers are only spouting negative comments that they have no PROOF of. The shop locally group seem to be stuck in a time warp, where are the good selections and prices locally?? My advice to these anti-WalMart clowns is to 'Just Shut Up' and let progress proceed.
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Guest
-2 #27 Fat ?ManGuest 2013-01-31 17:26:41
Quoting Sheri:
I use to work at WalMart,Personally I feel Wal Mart treats their employees very well, I never seen them abuse any one, They bend over backwards to fit your work hours into your life, I know I have seen them employee peope who other businesses would not even talk to, So before you get down on them, look around they do alot of good, and I ahve never seen walmart leave a huge building empty to leave the community, when they do this it is to move into a larger building, taht was when W M was building teh reg, size stores, which they no loner do if I understood right, now they build super stores, I can't wait for it to be completed, I am tired of driving 65 miles to WM

The Fat man say's:Not True! They came into Mexia Texas, drove out all the small mom and Pop bus. When they did not hit the profit marging they needed they shut down and left. Mexia today is still a goast town.
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