Permits have been filed with the state to develop a 17-acre piece of property in Warrenton along U.S. Highway 101, fueling rumors that Walmart is on the way to the Oregon Coast.
“No one has come to me and said, ‘This is what we’re doing,’ but I know that that is where Warrenton Fiber has been seeking to locate a Walmart store for more than a year,” [Mayor Mark] Kujala said.
Walmart is controversial, in part, because of the impact it would have on family owned local stores, especially in downtown areas where parking may be an issue. Supporters like Walmart prices and point to the jobs a store brings. But various communities around the United States have sought to fight the company, fearing their downtowns will be devastated.
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